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Adam Goldberg Cast in 'Rookies,' Fox Renews 'American Dad' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 23rd 2011 7:00PM
Adam GoldbergThe latest from the pilot casting bonanza that's occurring in Hollywood right now: Adam Goldberg has been cast in the CBS pilot 'Rookies.'

The "gritty cop drama" follows the personal and professional lives of six first-year cops in the NYPD, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Goldberg will play Lazarus on the Robert De Niro-produced show. He joins Leelee Sobieski, who was cast on the series last week. Goldberg played a detective in the short-lived ABC show 'The Unusuals.'

In other TV news ...

'Nikita' isn't a sure bet to return for a second season, but star Melinda Clarke is optimistic. "From what I hear, the buzz is that we'll be fortunate enough to have another season," she said. [EW]

Fox has renewed 'American Dad' for a seventh season. The series will now stay on the air until 2013. [Hollywood Reporter]

Hallmark is hopping on the royal wedding bandwagon with a new movie. Hallmark's 'William & Kate: A Royal Love Story' will premiere Aug. 13. Lifetime is already well underway with its TV movie take on the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton; it will debut on April 18. [Deadline Hollywood]

Michael Chiklis will debut a song on the March 1 episode of 'No Ordinary Family.' "I've been a musician my whole life," he said. "I'm really enjoying making music again and this is a real band! Also, this was written and recorded in my house! This is not a product of the machine ... it's just heartfelt, homegrown music. More to come too." [EW]

Just graduated college and looking for a job? MTV feels your pain and is making a pilot based on it! The network has ordered a single-camera comedy about five recent grads who are trying to make it in Chicago. Jared Kusnitz, Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel, Inbar Lavi and Diego Boneta will star in the project from 'Dirty Sexy Money' creator Craig Wright. [Deadline Hollywood]

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