Casting News: 16 March 2015

Newcomer Gus Halper has landed the lead role on The Kingmakers.

Ben Feldman (Mad Men) will lead the cast of NBC comedy pilot Superstore and is being joined by Nichole Bloom (Shameless).

Greg Grunberg is set as the male lead opposite Megan Hilty in the untitled comedy pilot about the natural born athlete of a risk averse father.

Justin Hires (21 Jump Street, Key & Peele) will play Carter opposite Jon Foo’s Lee TV action pilot adaptation of the movie Rush Hour.

Major changes in the cast of the medical drama Code Black with Marcia Gay Harden, originally cast in the co-starring role of Christa, now set to play the lead, Leanne. Bonnie Somerville will replace Harden as Christa.

Chris Johnson (The Vampire Diaries) and Megan Dodds (The Contract) have booked series regular roles opposite Adam Rodriguez and Paula Patton in the drama pilot Runner.

Marin Hinkle (Two And A Half Men) and Amir Talai have landed series regular roles in the comedy pilot The King Of 7B.

Chaz Lamar Shepherd (7th Heaven) has landed a series regular opposite Kevin Connolly, Vanessa Williams and Kimberley Crossman on the pilot Fantasy Life.

Morgan Krantz (Switched At Birth) has booked a series regular role on the comedy pilot The Half Of It.

Oliver Hudson (Nashville) has signed on as one of the male leads in the straight-to-series comedy-horror anthology Scream Queens.

Jamie Kennedy (The Cleveland Show) has landed a lead role in the drama pilot Heart Matters along with Maya Erskine (Man Seeking Woman) who has joined the cast of the medical series.

Rachel Boston (Witches Of East End) is set as a series regular in the civil rights crime drama pilot For Justice.

HBO’s provocative period drama The Devil You Know has added Ever Carradine, Damien Molony, Julian Rhind Tutt, Matthew James Thomas, Nigel Lindsay, Ewen Bremner, Karen Gillan, Hannah Nordberg, Naian Gonzalez Norvind and Zawe Ashton in regular roles and Will Pullen, Kate Nash, Seana Kofoed, Mary Mouser and Beanie Feldstein in recurring roles opposite the previously announced Eddie Izzard, Nadia Alexander and Ismenia Mendes.

Majandra Delfino is set as the female lead opposite James Roday in the untitled comedy pilot about a family with seven brilliant children. Zoe Colletti, Spencer Tomich and Harrison Holzer have landed three of those children’s roles.

Jaime Pressly is joining the third season of Mom.

Jeremy Piven is returning for a fourth season of Mr Selfridge.

Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), D.B. Woodside (24) and Rachael Harris have landed roles in the comic book drama pilot Lucifer.

Alano Miller has landed a lead role in WGN America’s straight-to-series slavery drama Underground.

Kathy Griffin has quit Fashion Police.

Samantha Logan (The Fosters), Jordan Calloway and Timothy Granaderos have joined the cast of the family dramedy pilot Studio City.

Kelly Jenrette has booked a series regular role opposite John Stamos in the comedy pilot Grandpa.

Alex Meneses (Selena) has booked the final series regular role opposite Eva Longoria in the comedy Telenovela.

Cristin Milioti (How I Met your Mother) is set for a role opposite Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson in the second season of Fargo.

Andy Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) has landed one of the male leads in the drama pilot L.A. Crime.

Rarmian Newton (Dance Academy) has joined the cast of the untitled drama series about the return of the politicians son who had been presumed dead.

Amber Valletta (Revenge) is set to co-star opposite Chace Crawford and Don Johnson in the drama pilot Boom.

Andy Ridings (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is set as a regular in the the comedy pilot Take It From Us.

Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) is set as the female lead opposite Jake McDorman in the drama pilot Limitless.

Kristen Hager (Being Human) has landed the female lead opposite Terry O’Quinn in the drama pilot The Adversaries.

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