Morning Briefing

DavidSpadeSpade to play lead in comedy pilot

David Spade has been cast as the lead in a new comedy series entitled Bad Management. The Rules of Engagement actor will be joined by Rachael Harris (The Hangover) in the pilot.

Ealy cast in JJ Abrams pilot

Michael Ealy has been cast in the untitled new JJ Abrams pilot, which is set in a futuristic Los Angeles where cops are paired with robots. Ealy will play a robot officer who has a better understanding of humanity than his human partner.

Leigh joins new comedy pilot

Grey’s Anatomy’s Chyler Leigh has signed up for a new comedy pilot called Holding Patterns. The actress will appear as the lead in the comedy project, which is from the Office producer Justin Spitzer.

Phillips returning to Idol

Former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will return to the series next month to perform his new single. Phillips won the 11th season of the show.

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