Slew of pilots find stars
Jonathan Silverman, Julie Bowen, Scott Wolf land roles
In other pilot castings, Oscar-nominated Michael O'Keefe, Courtney Henggeler, Frances Turner and Beth Broderick have landed leads in Fox's comedy "Two Dollar Beer"; Dania Ramirez, Brad William Henke and Patrick St. Esprit have been added to ABC's untitled Daniel Cerone drama; and Tawny Cypress and Sean Bridgers have joined CBS' drama "House Rules."
The ABC Studios-produced Strauss project revolves around three couples. Silverman, repped by WMA and Untitled, will play half of one of them.
The 20th TV-produced "Family" revolves around a traditional couple (Ty Burrell, Bowen), a gay couple and a multiethnic couple.
"V," from WBTV is set in the future, when the human race is ruled by aliens known as the Visitors. Wolf will play a career-obsessed TV newscaster who becomes the aliens' propaganda outlet.
"Beer," from 20th TV, revolves around a group of twentysomething friends in Detroit. It centers on ex-jock Luke (Jonathan Sadowski), whose parents (O'Keefe, Broderick) live in his house.
Henggeler, repped by David Shapira and Teitelbaum, will play Luke's girlfriend Molly, a cute Midwestern girl. Turner, repped by Bleeker Street, will play Molly's hot and smart girlfriend.
The Cerone drama, from ABC Studios, centers on a detective (Jimmy Wolk) who gets help from his brilliant 11-year-old brother (Dakota Goyo).
Henke will play the detective's partner and best friend. The ICM-repped Ramirez ("Heroes") will play another homicide detective, and St. Esprit will play an ill-tempered lieutenant.
On the D.C.-set "Rules," about the freshman class of Congress, Cypress will play a former servicewoman who was stationed in Iraq. Domain-repped Bridgers will play a congressman from Georgia who won a recount.