Three actors cast in broadcast pilots
Laura Prepon, Bret Harrison and Michael Kelly join projects"That '70s Show" star Laura Prepon is set to co-star opposite Danny Wallace in the ABC comedy "Awkward Situations for Men," "Reaper" leading man Bret Harrison has been tapped as the lead on Fox's untitled Adam Goldberg comedy, and "The Sopranos" alum Michael Kelly has joined CBS' "Criminal Minds" spinoff.
"Situations" stars British on-air personality Wallace as himself as he moves to the U.S. with wife Meg (Prepon), only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and gets him into trouble. Meg works at a smoothie shop for a boss (Matt Letscher) with whom she once had a fling.
The untitled Goldberg single-camera comedy, directed by Seth Gordon, revolves around twentysomething geniuses (one played by Harrison) who crack computer security systems.
CBS' "Criminal Minds" spinoff, which will be introduced in the spring on an episode of "Criminal Minds," revolves around a new group of profilers led by Cooper (Forest Whitaker) who work outside the FBI bureaucracy.
Kelly, whose credits include "Changeling" and HBO's "Generation Kill," will play a member of the squad, a former gang-banger looking for redemption.