Pilot Castings: Anthony Edwards Joins Zero Hour, Gifted Man Star Finds Applebaum and More

Anthony Edwards is eying a return to TV in an ABC pilot.

Also among the latest pilot castings: A Gifted Man star finds a new gig, a Bridesmaids scene-stealer is ABC-bound, a General Hospital alum books another soap and more.

In his first regular TV role since ER, Edwards will star in ABC’s drama Zero Hour from Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring.

The project centers on a magazine editor who becomes involved in one the most compelling conspiracies in human history when his wife is kidnapped.

In other pilot news from our sister site Deadline:

• Rhys Coiro is reuniting with his Gifted Man co-star Rachelle Lefevre in the CBS drama Applebaum, which is based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries series of books.

• Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, Reno 911!) will play John Leguizamo’s ex-wife in the ABC comedy Only Fools and Horses after being released from the HBO pilot The Viagra Diaries.

General Hospital alum Brianna Brown has joined Marc Cherry’s ABC soap Devious Maids as a classy, smart trophy wife, per THR.

• Andrea Martin (SCTV) will play Ben Falcone’s mother in CBS’ untitled comedy from co-executive producer — and Falcone’s wife — Melissa McCarthy.

Which pilot castings have your interest piqued?