Two join USA pilot

Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams to co-star with Sarah Shahi

"Battlestar Galactica" alum Michael Trucco and Virginia Williams have been cast opposite Sarah Shahi in USA Network's pilot "Facing Kate."

Bronwen Hughes has come on board to direct the pilot from Universal Cable Prods, which centers on Kate (Shahi), a divorced San Francisco woman who leaves her job as a lawyer to become a mediator following the death of her dad, who headed a law firm.

Williams ("How I Met Your Mother") will play Kate's obsessive and controlling younger stepmother who is determined to keep her husband's firm.

Trucco will play Kate's ex-husband, also an attorney, a charmer who has feelings for her. The actor, repped by UTA and McKeon/Myones, recently had a talent holding deal with NBC.

The Gersh-repped Hughes directed the pilot for USA's new series "White Collar" and has helmed episodes of two other USA's "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains."