Two move into A&E's 'Sugarloaf'

Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gomez land roles on drama pilot

Kiele Sanchez and Carlos Gomez have landed co-starring roles on A&E's drama pilot "Sugarloaf."

The project, from Fox TV Studios, centers on Jim Longworth (Matt Passmore), a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot by his ex-captain, who wrongfully accused him of having an affair with his wife. After receiving a payout, Jim, an observant detective with a sly sense of humor, moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

Sanchez will play Jim's romantic interest, Callie, a nurse who moonlights at a pizza place to afford medical school. Uriah Shelton has been cast as Callie's 12-year son, whom she is raising alone, with her husband in prison.

Gomez will play Jim's golf partner, friend and colleague, a forensic medical examiner.
Clifton Campbell wrote "Sugarloaf" and is executive producing the pilot with Gary Randall. Peter O'Fallon is directing.

Sanchez, who co-starred in the feature "A Perfect Getaway," is repped by Gersh and Industry.

Gomez, coming off a co-starring turn in the Tony-winning musical "In the Heights," is repped by Stone Manners and Billy Miller Management.