Pilot Castings: Minnie Driver Finds Lady Friends, Amy Smart and House Actress Are Bad Girls

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Minnie Driver has a new gal pal, having been tapped to star opposite Andrea Anders in Keri Lizer’s NBC comedy pilot Lady Friends.

Also among the latest wave of pilot castings: a Shameless gal and House‘s green-card wife.

Lady Friends is about two life-long female pals who are living very different lives but can’t live without each other. Driver (The Riches) will play Jen, who has made some terrible life decisions — a 17-day marriage to a guy who dumped her, for one — but is Nicole’s (played by Anders) rock. Earlier this week, Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins was cast as Nicole’s hubby.

Meanwhile, Amy Smart (Shameless) has joined NBC’s adaptation of the UK’s prison-set series Bad Girls as a perfect Barbie-type who was busted for stealing and running up her friend’s credit card. Also joining the drama pilot is Karolina Wydra (House‘s Dominika) as a scheming, sultry inmate. The pilot is being produced by John Wells (Shameless, ER).

Which of these pilot castings have your interest piqued?

Comments (9)

  • Damn … I always loved Andrea… its too bad now her show will be weighted down with Minnie. Andrea can’t seem to find a show that will last very long. Still wish Better off Ted was still around… too funny.

    Comment by Jericho – March 1, 2012 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Andrea has been very unlucky with sitcoms – The Class, Joey, Better Off Ted and Mr Sunshine so let’s hope it’s 5th time lucky for her!

      Comment by Scott – March 2, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, Jericho, we think just the opposite.. I love Minnie Driver. Have never been so mad as I was when they cancelled the Riches (my favorite show – ever)

    Comment by Diane – March 1, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i am with you. i think minnie is underrated and andrea anders could not be more vanilla. and a good of a master list to be found is on thefutoncritic.com – not perfect, but pretty damn good.

      Comment by aargh – March 2, 2012 12:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • is there a master list of pilot castings somewhere that can be updated as they develop? that would be marvelous.

    Comment by cj – March 1, 2012 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad Minnie Driver’s back on TV. She was amazing in The Riches (along with rest of the cast!) so even though I wasn’t interested in this show at all, I’ll check it out for her!

    Comment by jess – March 2, 2012 05:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Minnie?

    Minnie Driver?

    Is it a dwarf?

    Comment by json – March 2, 2012 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • None…sorry.

    Comment by Nancy – March 2, 2012 11:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • welcome all friends

    Comment by sahad – March 3, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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