Slew of pilots flesh out casts
Jimmy Wolk, Joel McHale among those landing rolesJimmy Wolk has landed the lead in ABC's untitled Daniel Cerone pilot, and Joel McHale has been cast as the lead on NBC's comedy pilot "Community," which Anthony and Joe Russo have signed on to direct.
Additionally, Jaime Ray Newman has landed one of the three leads in ABC's drama pilot "Eastwick," with Veronica Cartwright, who co-starred in the 1987 feature "The Witches of Eastwick," also cast in a supporting role.
In other pilot castings, Liza Lapira and Marc Blucas have joined ABC's drama pilot "See Cate Run," Dean Winters has been cast in ABC drama pilot "Happy Town," Aimee Garcia has joined NBC drama pilot "Trauma" and Matthew Yang King has been added to CBS drama "Washington Field."
The Cerone project, from ABC Studios, centers on a low-level detective (Wolk) whose genius 11-year-old brother helps him solve crimes. Wolk recently toplined the CBS movie "Front of the Class."
The Sony-produced "Community" is described as "Stripes" in a community college and centers on Jeff (McHale), a lawyer who is back at school after his college degree is deemed invalid.
Loosely based on the theatrical feature, "Eastwick" follows three young witches who come into their powers. Newman ("Made of Honor") will play one of them, Kat, a good-natured nurse and a mom of five kids. She is repped by Innovative and manager Joannie Burstein. Cartright is with Marshak/Zachary and Shadow.
The ABC Studios-produced "Cate" centers on C.C. (Amy Smart), a young prosecuting attorney who one day is going to be a serious contender for U.S. president. Lapira ("21") will play an attorney who works with C.C. and is her roommate. Blucas ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") will play a legendary campaign guru who sees C.C.'s potential.
In the mystery "Happy Town," about a small town rattled by the return of a serial kidnapper, Gersh-repped Winters will play a man whose daughter was kidnapped years ago.
On CBS Par's "Washington Field," about an elite FBI team, King will play the team's bomb expert.
On UMS' medical drama, Garcia, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and attorney Lev Ginsberg, will play the newest member of an EMT team.