The former Friday Night Lights star has joined the cast of Iceland, a Fox drama pilot about a young woman who has just lost her fiancé. Gilford will play the “bad influence” friend of the series’ leading lady, says Deadline.
Gilford’s casting is, of course, in second position to his’s current gig on ABC’s bubble series Off the Map. His co-stars Martin Henderson and Rachelle Lafevre have also booked pilot roles, respectively.
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• The “Who will be the next Bachelorette?” speculation will be a thing of the past when the lady-in-question’s identity is revealed Monday, March 14 on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel will then sit down with the soon-to-be serial dater, who will dish on what she wants in her future suitor.
• Nickelodeon has greenlit a fourth season of the hit series Yo Gabba Gabba. Production on the kiddie fave’s 13 new episodes begins this summer.
• Hawaii Five-0 was back in production Friday following a night of tsunami warnings in Honolulu. “Back at work, bleary eyed & heartsick, but very grateful,” Daniel Dae Kim tweeted this morning. “As far as I know, everyone is safe.”
Deadline, meanwhile, has delivered these additional pilot castings:
• Saturday Night Live vet Tim Meadows has joined NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer pilot. Meadows will play the psychotherapist pal of Sarah Paulson’s peppy leading lady.
• Days of Our Lives/The Mentalist alum Eric Winters has been cast in the CBS drama Weekends at Bellvue. Winters will play a “scruffy and sexy doctor.”
• Troubled star Tom Sizemore has landed his first starring role in nearly a decade, opposite Ethan Hawke in Fox’s CIA drama Exit Strategy.
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