Megan Boone to star in CW drama
Two more also cast as leads; several other pilots add actorsMegan Boone has landed the central role in the CW's untitled Amy Holden James drama pilot, with Sarah Jones and Tasso Feldman also set for lead roles.
Additionally, Ben Lawson is in talks to star opposite Sarah Chalke in ABC comedy pilot "Freshmen"; Sarah Roemer and Scott Patterson have been added to NBC drama pilot "The Event"; "The Office" alum David Denman will co-star opposite Nelson Franklin in Fox comedy pilot "Traffic Light"; Kelly Hu has boarded CBS' drama pilot "The Odds"; and John Carroll Lynch, Windell Middlebrooks and Geoffrey Arend have been cast in ABC's drama pilot "Body of Evidence."
CW's untitled Holden James drama, co-exec produced by Hayden Panettiere, revolves around the freshmen class at Harvard Medical School and centers on Nell (Boone), a first-year HMS student intimidated by her new surroundings. Jones ("Sons of Anarchy"), repped by Greene & Associates and Luber/Rocklin, will play another freshman, a super-rich aspiring surgeon. Feldman, repped by Don Buchwald and Jackson-Medavoy, will play an arrogant first-year student.
Boone is with Gersh and D/F Management.
ABC's "Freshmen" revolves around three first-year members of Congress who live together in a row house in Washington. Lawson will play one of the roommates, a shockingly cheap congressman from Arizona. For the Aussie, the project technically is in second position to ABC's low-rated midseason drama "The Deep End," which is not expected to return.
NBC's "The Event" is a thriller chronicled from multiple points of view that centers on Sean (Jason Ritter), a regular man fighting his way through the mysterious circumstances of a conspiracy to assassinate the U.S. president. Roemer, repped by ICM and Luber/Rocklin, will play Sean's girlfriend, an MIT-educated biochemist who disappears as part of the conspiracy to force her father (Patterson), an airline pilot, to crash an airliner into the presidential retreat.
Fox's "Traffic" centers on Adam (Franklin), a magazine editor who recently moved into a new house with his girlfriend, and his two best buddies, including Mike (Denman), a married lawyer who still is trying to get this male-female thing down pat.
"Odds," from WBTV, is a buddy-cop show set in Las Vegas, where the police are as outrageous as the crimes they solve.
ABC's "Body" is a procedural that centers on a brilliant and tenacious neurosuergeon-turned-medical examiner.
"Scrubs" co-star Middlebrooks, repped by Innovative and Kramer Management, will play the deputy chief medical examiner. Arend (TNT's "Trust Me") will play another doctor in the ME office. Lynch, who is onscreen in "Shutter Island," will play a detective.