NBC adds trio to fill out 'Parenthood' pilot cast


Monica Potter has been tapped to co-star opposite Peter Krause on NBC's hourlong pilot "Parenthood."

Additionally, Sam Jaeger is set and Bonnie Bedelia is in negotiations for the last remaining lead roles on the comedic drama based on the 1989 movie.

Meanwhile, Aussie Josh Lawson has been cast as a lead on CBS' comedy pilot "Waiting to Die."

UMS/Imagine/Brian Grazer's "Parenthood" revolves around four siblings (Krause, Maura Tierney, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard) and their parents (Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson).

Potter will play Krause's wife. She replaces the originally cast Diane Farr, who had a scheduling conflict with her recurring role on Showtime's "Californication."

Potter, who appears in "The Last House on the Left," is repped by Gersh and Benderspink.

Jaeger ("Eli Stone") will play Christensen's husband, a stay-at-home dad who raises their 5-year-old daughter while Christensen climbs the corporate ladder. He is repped by Greene and Associates and D/F.

"Die," from Sony/Tantamount/CBS Par, is a buddy comedy about two men (T.J. Miller, Lawson) who are happy with their lives, no matter how bad things might look from the outside.

Lawson replaces Nick Thune, originally cast in the role. (partialdiff)