Exclusive: Christine Taylor, Kristen Johnston, Donald Faison, Amy Acker Land New Gigs

Christine Taylor has been tapped as the lead of TV Land’s untitled Terri Minsky comedy pilot (formerly known as Rip City), while 3rd Rock from the Sun co-star Kristen Johnston is set as the lead of another TV Land comedy pilot, the untitled Mark Reisman project. Scrubs alum Donald Faison will also play a lead in that pilot, formerly known as Ex Men.

Meanwhile, Amy Acker (Dollhouse) has landed the only female regular role opposite stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole in the USA Network’s buddy cop dramedy pilot Common Law.

The untitled Terri Minsky project is a multi-camera office comedy set at Rip City Cola, a regional beverage manufacturer and distributor in Oregon. It centers on a thirtysomething, Ivy League-educated New York woman (Taylor) who takes over as the boss, but her enthusiasm is dampened when her boyfriend doesnt follow her and nobody at the new company wants her there.

Taylor most recently starred in the Hallmark Channel holiday movie Farewell Mr. Kringle.

The Mark Reisman project revolves around three divorced guys, one of them played by Faison, who live in an apartment building. Johnston, who won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock, plays their landlord. She next stars in the indies Vamps and BFF & Baby. Faison recently co-starred in the movie Skyline.

Common Law centers on polar-opposite LAPD homicide detectives Wes Mitchell (Kole) and Travis Marks (Ealy), whose constant bickering prompts their captain to send them to couples counseling. Acker will play their therapist. She most recently co-starred on ABC’s Happy Town and did an arc on the network’s No Ordinary Family. Acker also has a role in The Cabin in the Woods, the upcoming feature co-written by Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon.

Comments (5)

  • I’m so glad Christine Taylor has a new gig. She is a much better actor than her husband…

    Comment by Ann – January 6, 2011 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spellcheck, dude: “SCUBS” ??

    Comment by skyfan – January 6, 2011 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Michael Ealy leaving The Good Wife?

    Comment by knr – January 6, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Donald Faison is awesome, but i don’t know if i can forget Turk. For me, he will probably be that character for ever.

    Comment by João Amaral – January 7, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My wife and I are just finishing up the “Angel” series. I will follow Amy Acker anywhere!

    Comment by side3 – January 7, 2011 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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