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TV Casting: Blair Underwood Is TV's Next President

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 4th 2010 1:45PM
Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood has been elected the next President of the United States -- well, at least by NBC. According to reports, Underwood has joined the cast of 'The Event,' a new drama pilot about a conspiracy to assassinate the President, in which a regular man (Jason Ritter) finds himself caught in the middle. How very '24' of NBC. [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump.Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood has been elected the next President of the United States -- well, at least by NBC. According to reports, Underwood has joined the cast of 'The Event,' a new drama pilot about a conspiracy to assassinate the President, in which a regular man (Jason Ritter) finds himself caught in the middle. How very '24' of NBC. [Hollywood Reporter]

Rob LoweAlthough he's leaving ABC's 'Brothers and Sisters,' actor Rob Lowe won't be off the small screen for very long. The Emmy-nominated actor is reportedly headed to NBC's 'Parks and Recreation,' with a debut date set toward the end of the season. And while we do know that his role will be extended into season 3, do we actually know who he'll be playing? In a name, Knope. [Ausiello Files]

Scott PorterScott Porter is the latest 'Friday Night Lights' alum to land a pilot on TV. Porter -- who played Jason Street on the critically acclaimed NBC series -- will next play the lead in the CW series 'Nomads,' about a group of backpackers who are recruited into performing secret missions for the CIA. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ana Ortiz'Ugly Betty' may be on its way out, but don't feel too blue for co-star Ana Ortiz. She's just booked a lead role on the ABC pilot 'True Blue,' about a group of homicide detectives who are reunited when one of their colleagues is murdered. Based on reports, Ortiz will play a "civilian secretary at the precinct." In the meantime, Oritz may want to get a few pointers from Betty Suarez. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ashley JensenSpeaking of 'Ugly Betty,' it's being reported that at least two former cast members will return before the show goes off the air in April. Among those confirmed are Ashley Jensen (episode 18) and Freddy Rodriguez, with Christopher Gorham's comeback still yet to be determined. Betty will run into Jensen's Christina during a trip to London Fashion Week. [Ausiello Files]

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