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Minnie Driver, Patrick Wilson Join CBS Pilots and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 22nd 2011 11:30AM
Minnie Driver, Patrick Wilson Join CBS Pilots and More Casting NewsMinnie Driver will stay on the right side of the law in her next TV gig.

'The Riches' star has signed on to headline CBS's 'Hail Mary.' According to the Hollywood Reporter, Driver will star in the private investigator drama about a single mom who solves crimes with a hustler. The pilot was written by Jeff Wadlow. He'll executive produce along with with Joel Silver and Ilene Chaiken.

Driver was previously in talks to star in NBC's 'Free Agents,' from 'Party Down' producer John Enbom.

In other casting news ...

Ashley Judd is nearing a deal to star in ABC's 'Missing.' The drama, previously slated to air this summer, now looks like it'll get a fall launch. Judd will play a former CIA agent who goes to Europe to track down her missing son. Sounds just like an Ashley Judd movie -- all she needs is Morgan Freeman. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Firefly' actor Alan Tudyk has joined 'Suburgatory.' The ABC comedy pilot follows a family who moves from Manhattan to the suburbs. Tudyk plays the patriarch's friend who has been living the 'burbs for years. [Deadline]

Patrick Wilson is heading to TV. The 'Watchmen' actor will star in a medical drama pilot on CBS. Wilson will play a surgeon whose ex-wife dies "and begins teaching him what life is all about from the here-after." [TVLine]

Rob Corddry and Paula Marshall will star in Fox's 'Little in Common' pilot. The comedy, about three couples connected via their children's sports teams, is from 'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas. [Deadline]

Toby Stephens will star alongside Maria Bello in 'Prime Suspect.' Stephens will play the live-in boyfriend of Bello's Jane. [Deadline]

Mike O'Malley is staying on 'Glee' and headlining a new Fox pilot. O'Malley assured audiences he isn't leaving 'Glee' any time soon -- he's signed for six episodes of the show next season. [TVLine]

Diana Ross will appear on 'Oprah.' Ross, her children and grandson will sit down with Oprah Winfrey after a performance on Feb. 25. [TV Guide]

Kali Hawk is set to guest star on 'Are We There Yet?' The 'Couples Retreat' actress will play a fitness expert. [THR]

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