Campbell joins 'Revolution' at Sci Fi Channel


Billy Campbell will lead the cast of Sci Fi Channel's two-hour pilot "Revolution," Molly Ringwald is set to star in ABC Family's untitled Brenda Hampton series, and Jay Hernandez has joined CBS' drama presentation "Can Openers."

On the pilot pickup front, ABC ordered three more single-camera comedies: the pilot "Never Better," from Dave Alpert; an untitled pilot from Kristin Newman; and "Roman's Empire" a pilot presentation from Al Higgins.

Sci Fi's "Revolution," from CBS Par, is set at a 22nd century outpost Earth Colony and chronicles the simmering unrest among the colonists.

Campbell will play Tom Hart, a solder-turned-farmer who displays all the qualities of being a true leader.

Also joining the cast are Rowena King as Olivia Agee, the new governor of the colony, and Steve Sandvoss, who has been tapped for the role of Tom's older son, Chris.

Campbell, who most recently co-starred on "The 4400," is repped by CAA and 1 Management.

Sandvoss is repped by APA and Hyler Management.

ABC Family's untitled Hampton series centers on an unexpected teen pregnancy.

Ringwald will play the mother to pregnant teen (Shailene Woodley).

Also cast as regulars are Jorge-Luis Pallo as a school counselor, Daren Kagasoff as the baby's teen father, as well as Kenny Baumann, India Eisley, John Schneider and Ernie Hudson.

Pallo ("The Lost Room") is repped by AEF and Main Title Entertainment.

"Can Openers," a drama presentation from Sony, centers on Susan (Lauren Lee Smith), a brain surgeon who fights to survive in the competitive boys club that is the seven-year neurosurgical residency.

Hernandez is set to play Barry, a third-year resident who is willing to break the rules to get what he wants and also has a thing for Susan. The actor is repped by CAA and manager Jason Barrett.

"Never Better," from ABC Studios and the Littlefield Co., centers on a guy trying to be a good husband and father despite his somewhat misguided attempts. Walpert wrote it and will exec produce with Warren Littlefield and John Heyman.

The untitled Newman project, from ABC Studios and DreamWorks TV, centers on a thirtysomething woman who tries to break free of her overbearing and dysfunctional family, friends and boss. UTA-repped Newman penned the script and is exec producing with DreamWorks' Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

"Empire," written by Higgins, centers on a lovable guy who, after getting dumped by his girlfriend, tries but cannot extricate himself from her wealthy family and her outrageous father. Katalyst, Tiger Aspect and CBS Par will produce.