ABC and CBS reveal more pilot casting news
Meanwhile, over at CBS, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine!) is producing something called Viva Laughlin. Lloyd Owen (Miss Potter) will star as a family man trying to open a casino in Laughlin, NV. Word is that Jackman will appear in the pilot and may have a recurring role on the series. Given just that bit of knowledge, I'm intrigued by the possibilities.
Josh Cooke (Big Day) is set to join Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Janeane Garofolo in an untitled Barry Schindel (Numbers) law drama, which Anna mentioned back in November. Cooke will play a public defender, although he is still attached to Big Day and will stay with that show should it come back. Somehow, I don't think that's going to be an obstacle. I'm still trying to wrap my head around Janeane Garofolo in a serious law drama. Odd, that.
We already knew about Eric Balfour getting the lead gig in Protect and Serve. He'll be joined by Monica Potter (Boston Legal). She'll play his estranged wife. No word on whether they are estranged because of his somewhat unique talent to get a series killed quickly.
And the sure to be controversial Swingtown has added Lana Parrilla as the wife of Grant Show's pilot character. They will be a swinging couple going about their wife-swapping lifestyle in the 70's. I'm still shocked that CBS is even going to attempt this. I'll give them points for trying though, and give the show a look. That's more than I could say for CSI: Swingtown.
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