Ormond sails on Eye's 'Rivers'
Tambor tapped for ABC's 'Bridget'; quartet bulks up CW's 'Body Politic'In the latest round of pilot castings, Julia Ormond has been tapped as a lead on CBS' drama pilot "Three Rivers"; Jeffrey Tambor is set to co-star on ABC's comedy "The Bridget Show"; Matthew Davis has landed the male lead on ABC's drama "Limelight"; Gabrielle Union, Brian Austin Green, Jay Hernandez and Jenny Wade are set as leads on the CW's drama "Body Politic"; and Majandra Delfino has landed the third lead on ABC's comedy pilot "Pulling."
Additionally, Grant Show and Lennon Parham have joined CBS' comedy "Accidentally on Purpose," Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs have joined NBC's comedy "Community," and Nat Faxon and Kelen Coleman have joined CBS' comedy "Big D."
"Rivers," from CBS Paramount, is about organ transplants seen through three points of view: those of the doctors, the donors and the recipients. Gersh-repped Ormond will play the head of surgery at Three Rivers Hospital. She co-starred in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and has been recurring on CBS' "CSI: NY."
Sony's "Bridget Show" stars Lauren Graham as Bridget, a popular talk-show host and relationship expert who walks away from her career to be with the man she loves, only to attempt a comeback five years later after he dumps her.
"Arrested Development" co-star Tambor, repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment, will play Bridget's business manager in a reunion with "Arrested" creator Mitchell Hurwitz, who executive produces the pilot.
WBTV/Wonderland's "Limelight" is a soap about the teachers and students at a New York performing-arts academy. Davis, repped by Gersh and Brillstein, will play a director of the school who steps in as an interim artistic director.
"Politic," from CBS Par, is a look at Washington politics through the eyes of up-and-coming staffers.
Green will play the president's "boy wonder" adviser. Union will play his sometimes-girlfriend, a legislative director. Hernandez will play a naval officer. Wade will play an idealistic young staffer.
For Green, repped by APA and manager Tracy Samuels, "Body Politic" is formally in second position to "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."
ABC Studios' "Pulling" revolves around three single thirtysomething women (Lindsay Sloane, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Delfino). Delfino, whose character is a girl-next-door type, is repped APA and Luber Roklin.
"Accidentally," from CBS Par, stars Elfman as a movie critic who gets pregnant after a fling with a younger man. Show will play the owner of the paper where she works. Parham will play her younger sister.
The Sony-produced "Community" centers on Jeff (Joel McHale), a lawyer back in school after his college degree is deemed invalid.
Jacobs will play the object of Jeff's affection. Brown will play another student.
In WBTV's "Big D," a New York couple moves to the husband's hometown of Dallas, where his Southern belle mother (Deanne Dunagan) makes life complicated for his East Coast wife. Coleman will play the husband's younger sister. Faxton will play a cousin. (partialdiff)