Pilot Scoop: Alona Tol Joins CW's Cult, Rome Stud Cast in Killer Thriller and More!

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The CW’s Cult has a new member.

Supernatural vet Alona Tal has joined the Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage-helmed thriller as an actress who plays a cop on the series’ show-within-a-show (also titled Cult). Tol’s character is dragged into a real-life investigation when someone starts recreating the drama’s fictional crimes. Melrose Place‘s Jessica Lucas is also set to star.

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In other pilot news…

• Rome‘s James Purefoy will join Kevin Bacon in Kevin Williamson’s buzzy pilot for Fox, Deadline reports. The thriller centers on a diabolical serial killer (Purefoy) who uses technology to create his own cult of murderers.

• Pilot season vet Andrea Anders (Mr. Sunshine, Better Off Ted) has been cast as one of two leads in NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer comedy about a pair of best friends who can’t live without each other, Deadline reports.

• Alfred Molina (Harry’s Law) is set to star as the Chief of Surgery in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General, per Deadline.

• Dexter‘s Aimee Garcia will play a quick-witted intern in Jason Katims’ new NBC medical drama County, per Deadline. Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter has already been tapped to star.

• Bridesmaids’ Wendi McLendon-Covey will star opposite Goldie Hawn in HBO’s comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries, Deadline reports. The actress will play the therapist daughter of a mid-life crisis-suffering Hawn.

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Comments (10)

  • Cult with Alona Tal.

    Comment by Velvet – February 9, 2012 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That makes it official, I’ll be watching Cult :(

    Comment by Eli – February 9, 2012 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love James Purefoy but I can’t stand shows about serial killers. *sigh*

    Comment by Abbey – February 9, 2012 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wish Katie Cassidy had nabbed that lead role over Jessica Lucas. When is someone going to find an adequate vehicle for her?

    Comment by Captain – February 9, 2012 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Alona Tal back on TV. I may give Cult a peak now before writing it off completely.

    Comment by Carmichael – February 9, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another show killer, Andrea Anders.

    Comment by Mark – February 9, 2012 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not sure about Cult, now

    Comment by sarah – February 9, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Alfred Molina so I’ll tune in to the TNT medical show. (I still think NBC made a mistake by cancelling L&O:LA)

    Comment by Auntie J. – February 9, 2012 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Alona! I guess this means Powers fell through though.

    Comment by Ainav – February 9, 2012 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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