'Behavior' at ABC shaped by McDougall
EmptyCharles McDougall has signed on to direct ABC's dramedy pilot "Good Behavior."
In casting news, Mitch Hurwitz has recruited three of his "Arrested Development" cast members — Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler — to voice roles in his animated Fox comedy "Sit Down, Shut Up."
Meanwhile, Ben Feldman has come aboard CBS' drama presentation "Can Openers," AnnaLynne McCord has joined the CW's "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff, Brooklyn Sudano has been cast in Sci Fi Channel's two-hour pilot "Revolution" and Mark Derwin and Josie Bissett have joined ABC Family's untitled Brenda Hampton series.
"Behavior," from ABC Studios, is based on the New Zealand format "Outrageous Fortune." It centers on a family of criminals whose matriarch decides it's time for her brood to go straight.
Endeavor-repped McDougall won an Emmy for directing the "Desperate Housewives" pilot, also for ABC/ABC Studios. Other credits include the pilot of "The Tudors" for Showtime.
"Sit Down," from Tantamount, Sony and Granada, centers on staff members at a high school who are preoccupied with their own needs and agendas, which means the students come second. Fox greenlighted a table read of "Sit Down," based on the live-action Australian series, last month.
Also joining the voice cast are Cheri Oteri, Will Forte, Regina King, Nick Kroll, Tom Kenny and Maria Bamford.
"Can Openers," from Sony, revolves around neurosurgical residents. Feldman will play Dr. Michael Ward, a first-year resident. His credits include "Cloverfield" and the upcoming "Friday the 13th" remake. Feldman is repped by UTA and Michael Baum at Handprint Entertainment.
In the updated "90210" spinoff, from CBS Paramount, McCord will play Naomi, one of the most popular girls at West Beverly Hills High School.
McCord, whose credits include a recurring role on FX's "Nip/ Tuck," is in production on the feature "Fired Up." She is with Innovative Artists.
Sci Fi's "Revolution," also from CBS Par, is set at a 22nd-century outpost Earth Colony and chronicles the simmering unrest among the colonists. Sudano will play Roxanne, the love interest to Chris Hart (Steve Sandvoss).
Sudano, a series regular on "My Wife & Kids," next appears in the film "Alone in the Dark II." She is repped by Fortitude and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
ABC Family's Hampton series centers on an unexpected teen pregnancy. Derwin is set to play the husband to Molly Ringwald's character, mother to the pregnant teen (Shailene Woodley). Bissett will play Kathleen, the wife of Dr. Marshall Johnson (John Schneider), in all six episodes of the series.
Derwin's credits include "24," "Life With Bonnie" and the film "Accepted." He is repped by Innovative and manager Gordon Gilbertson.
Former "Melrose Place" co-star Bissett, repped by ICM, next appears in the Lifetime movie "The Other Woman."