Pilot Scoop: Bradley Whitford Spies Asset, Rachael Harris Joins CBS Comedy and More

Bradley Whitford AssetBradley Whitford is entering the spy biz with a role in Fox’s drama pilot The Asset.

Also among the latest flurry of pilot castings: Comedienne Rachael Harris, American Horror Story’s Rebecca Wisocky, and Good Wife alum James Carpinello.

Whitford — a vet of The West Wing and the late Fox series The Good Guys — will play the Station Chief of the New York City CIA opposite Ali Larter’s globe-trotting photographer/secret field operative, Deadline reports.

The project comes from writer/executive producer Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and director Neil Burger (Limitless).

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In other pilot news per our sister site Deadline:

• Harris will co-star in CBS’ untitled Melissa McCarthy-produced pilot, starring and written by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone. The actress — who recurs on Fox’s New Girl as Jess’ boss — will play the frazzled sister of Falcone’s character, who loses everything in the real estate collapse and has to move back in with his parents.

• Wisocky has joined Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry’s new ABC soap about a quartet of maids working in Beverly Hills.

• Carpinello and Jesse Lee Soffer (As the World Turns) have been added to the cast of Josh Berman’s (Drop Dead Diva) medical pilot for Fox, featuring a female doctor working for the mob in Chicago. Soffer will play her brother, while Carpanello is a mid-level member of the Southside Outfit.

Which pilot castings have your interest piqued?