Pilot Scoop: Michael B. Jordan Reunites with Friday Night Lights Boss on NBC's County

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Michael B. Jordan County

It’s safe to say former Friday Night Lights boss Jason Katims had clear eyes and a full heart when it came to casting the latest role on his NBC drama pilot County.

The Emmy-winning auteur has tapped FNL star Michael B. Jordan to star opposite Jason Ritter in the medical drama, which chronicles the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators in a troubled LA County Hospital.

Like Ritter, Jordan also appeared in Katims’ latest Peacock drama, Parenthood. (The guy is nothing if not loyal.)

Jordan can next be seen in the Feb. 27 episode of House.

Comments (20)

  • now cast Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler

    Comment by ggny – February 10, 2012 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With Charlie’s Angels already doomed, why not cast Minka Kelly? Let’s hope she doesn’t return to Parenthood if it gets renewed.

    Comment by kevin – February 10, 2012 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Minka can not act, people. Get over it.

      Comment by Gis – February 11, 2012 02:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She was good in Parenthood. She’s one of those actresses where the strength of her performances is directly related to quality of the writing and the strength of her scene partners.

        Comment by DL – February 11, 2012 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When you said boss, I was hoping it would be Coach. I miss Kyle Chandler on my TV :(

    Comment by Kristen – February 10, 2012 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Adrianne Palicki. She was one of my favorites on FNL (along with Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton)

    Comment by Jay – February 10, 2012 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agreed, get Adrianne Palicki on this show! And Jurnee Smolett and Zach too.

    Comment by Matt – February 10, 2012 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo, this show is basically ER in LA? An NBC show about young doctors, nurses, and adminstrators in a troubled county hospital. Hmm, sounds familiar.

    Comment by Sara – February 10, 2012 10:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m hoping it could be like a medical version of Southland. Of course, that would mean the show would end up on TNT after one season. ;)

      Comment by DL – February 11, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adrianne Palicki and Jurnee Smolett would round out this cast nicely.

    Comment by Justin – February 10, 2012 10:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’ll always be Reggie from All My Children to me! he played Susan Lucci’s step-son!

    Comment by matthew c – February 10, 2012 11:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • since michael has been cast, i will most definitely watch! i REALLY miss him on parenthood. i’m SOOO over mark and sarah…. it doesn’t make sense for them to have a baby….

    Comment by Fan – February 10, 2012 11:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want Landry and Smash back!

    Comment by fantoo – February 11, 2012 04:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What great news for him. I’m even more excited for this show now.
    Still hope we’ll see him return to Parenthood at some point

    Comment by pv – February 11, 2012 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone involved with FNL, actors, writers and fans as well can feel insulted by your comment, because she sucked there too. There was outstanding talent there and she was always the weakest link. Good actors can hold their own – she’s not even average.

    Comment by Kiki – February 11, 2012 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another doctor/hospital show? yawn.

    Comment by TheBeach – February 11, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSSSS. This NEEDS to get a series pick-up!

    Comment by Kat – February 11, 2012 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not ready for Mark Cyr to leave Parenthood, though. He and Sarah are so so lovely together. Losing Alex was hard enough. Now Katims has gotta take BOTH of the adorable boyfriends for his new show? Not cool. I’m only okay with this deal if Connie Britton joins this new show next.

    Comment by Allie – February 11, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So does this mean Jason Ritter is leaving Parenthood? If so, that’s stupid. County will probably be cancelled anyways

    Comment by Ram510 – February 11, 2012 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like that Katims is loyal and his actors to him. Its kinda refreshing. Certainly quite a few FNL stars he can grab. All 3 of the main girls. Haddie is going to college so he can grab Sarah. A few of the guys as well.
    Still will watch this.

    Comment by John – February 12, 2012 01:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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