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Drew Goddard Sets Cop Drama at ABC

The fall TV season has just gotten underway this week and ABC is already looking to next season. The Disney-backed broadcast network has handed out a formal pilot order to an untitled drama from The Martian and Daredevil alum Drew Goddard. The project is based on the popular French series Haut Potentiel Intellectuel (HPI) and […]

Freeform’s ‘AZNBBGRL’ Drama Sets Main Cast

Freeform has locked in the core cast for its drama pilot AZNBBGRL, set in Southern California’s Little Saigon community. Cathy Bui, Kim Lynn Do and Jazelle Villanueva will play the lead roles of three Asian American teenagers in the coming-of-age story from Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant), Dinh Thai (Wu-Tang: An American Saga) and Kai […]

Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody Inspire Showtime Comedy ‘Seasoned’

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody’s lives and relationship have inspired a Showtime scripted comedy. The Paramount Global-backed premium cable network has handed out a pilot order to half-hour comedy Seasoned, starring the married actors and recent viral sensations. The couple’s son, Gideon Grody-Patinkin, and Ewen Wright co-created the series and co-write the pilot. Seasoned follows […]

‘L.A. Law’ Sequel Passed Over at ABC 

ABC’s efforts to revive NBC’s Emmy-winning legal drama L.A. Law have come to an end. The Disney-backed broadcast network has passed on the sequel that featured original cast members Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen. Additionally, Jo Koy comedy Josep will also not move forward this season, though sources say the network remains high on the […]

ABC’s ‘Will Trent’ Drama Adds ‘The Wire’ Alum Sonja Sohn

ABC’s drama pilot Will Trent continues to fill out its cast. The Wire alum Sonja Sohn has joined the project, based on novelist Karin Slaughter’s best-selling book series about a Georgia Bureau of Investigations agent. Sohn will star with Ramon Rodriguez, who’s playing the title role, Erika Christensen, Jake McLaughlin and Iantha Richardson. Will Trent […]

Erika Christensen Boards ABC’s ‘Will Trent’ Drama

ABC has found the female lead for its drama pilot Will Trent. Erika Christensen will star opposite Ramon Rodriguez in the project based on Karin Slaughter’s best-selling series of crime novels. The Parenthood alum will play Angie, an Atlanta police detective and Will’s (Rodriguez) on-and-off girlfriend. Will Trent follows the title character, an agent with […]

Ramon Rodriguez to Lead ABC’s ‘Will Trent’ Drama

ABC has found its Will Trent. Ramon Rodriguez has been tapped to play the special agent in the broadcast network’s adaptation of Karin Slaugher’s best-selling book series of the same name. The casting lifts the contingency on the project, which is now formally one of ABC’s seven drama pilots in contention for the 2022-23 broadcast […]

‘The Flash’s’ Jesse L. Martin to Star in NBC’s ‘The Irrational’

Jesse L. Martin is plotting for a future without The Flash. The actor, who plays Joe West in the CW DC Comics series, has closed a deal to star in the NBC drama pilot The Irrational. The Irrational is based on Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational and revolves around a world-renowned professor of behavioral science who […]

Malcolm Barrett, Michaela Conlin to Lead CBS’ ‘Hug Machine’ Comedy

CBS’ comedy pilot The Hug Machine has filled three of its lead roles. Malcolm Barrett, Michaela Conlin and Allison Guinn will head the cast of the project, which counts the Lonely Island trio of Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer among its executive producers. Sam Laybourne (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) wrote the CBS Studios pilot, […]

Queer Metaphysical Comedy in the Works at FX

FX is going to explore a group of queer twenty-somethings. The Disney-backed basic cable network has ordered a pilot for an untitled half-hour comedy from writer Lauren Ludwig (Cake, American Auto) and exec producers Chris and Paul Weitz. The project is described as a “metaphysical comedy about a group of queer twenty-somethings forced by the […]

The CW’s ‘Supernatural’ Prequel Adds Bianca Kajlich (Exclusive)

The CW’s Supernatural spinoff The Winchesters has cast another member of its family. Bianca Kajlich (Legacies, Rules of Engagement) has joined the pilot, a prequel to the long-running series that centers on younger versions of John and Mary Winchester (Drake Rodger and Meg Donnelly). Kajlich will play Millie Winchester, John’s mother, and thus the grandmother […]

Gina Rodriguez to Star in ABC Comedy ‘Not Dead Yet’

Gina Rodriguez is returning to broadcast television. The Jane the Virgin grad will lead the cast of ABC comedy pilot Not Dead Yet, the single-camera comedy from This Is Us scribes Casey Johnson and David Windsor. Not Dead Yet revolves around Nell Stevens (Rodriguez), a broke, newly single and self-described disaster who restarts the life […]