Morning Briefing

Nimoy linked to Big Bang Theory

Leonard Nimoy has been linked with a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory. The Star Trek actor has long been the hero of Jim Parson’s character Sheldon.

Panettiere cast in pilot

Former Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere has signed up for a new country music drama pilot called Nashville. The project is being billed as a “family soap” with the backdrop of the city’s music scene.

Greene cast in new pilot

Twilight actress Ashley Greene has joined the cast of a new pilot called Americana. The fashion world drama also features Anthony LaPaglia.

Lloyd joins US remake

Christopher Lloyd has been cast in the US remake of classic British comedy series Only Fools and Horses. The actor will play the grandfather of Del Boy, who is played by John Leguizamo.

Misfits adds three new characters

Three new regular characters will be introduced to UK drama series Misfits, to replace the departing Iwan Rheon and Antonia Thomas, who play Simon and Alisha respectively.

Arquette joins new comedy pilot

David Arquette has boarded new comedy pilot The Smart One to play the husband of Malin Akerman’s character. Former Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi will also feature in the pilot, which has Ellen DeGeneres on its production team.

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