Missi Pyle among latest pilot castings

Three others join projects on ABC, NBC

Tom Amandes, Missi Pyle and Alex Meneses have been tapped for ABC's comedy "This Might Hurt," and Susanna Thompson has come on board NBC's drama "Kings."

"Hurt," from 20th TV, is set at a private medical practice owned by a fiftysomething old-school pediatrician (Amandes), his brainy internist son (Josh Dean) with whom he's in constant conflict, and an ob-gyn (Pyle) who has an inherent distrust of all men.

Meneses plays the practice's office manager, a former telenovela star.

"Kings," from UMS, centers on David (Christopher Egan), a pure-hearted young warrior who joins the court of the charismatic and authoritative King Silas (Ian McShane). Thompson will play Silas' wife, Queen Rose.