Pilot Castings: Anna Camp Joins Mindy Kaling Comedy, Laura Benanti Will Go On and More

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The Good Wife‘s Anna Camp and onetime Playboy Club chanteuse Laura Benanti are trading drama for laughs.

Also among the latest pilot castings: NBC’s mysterious Revolution recruits two new members, a Girlfriends star goes Bad, Spartacus‘ imprisoned wife moves on and more.

Camp — whose TV credits also include True Blood, House of Lies and Mad Men — will co-star in Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy pilot as the former college roommate and best friend of Kaling’s Bridget Jones-esque OB/GYN.

Benanti, meanwhile, has landed the female lead opposite Matthew Perry in the NBC comedy Go On. She will play the leader of a support group where Perry’s sportscaster finds solace following a loss.

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In other pilot casting news from our sister site Deadline:

Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) and JD Pardo (Drive) are gearing up for NBC’s Revolution, an action-drama that follows a group of characters struggling to survive in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Roth will play the mother of two of the leads, while Prado is an expert… archer?

Girlfriends alumna Tracee Ellis Ross has landed behind bars with a lead role on NBC’s adaptation of the UK drama Bad Girls. She will play a high-powered business woman who is serving time for selling phony mortgages and is desperate to get pregnant.

Erin Cummings (aka Spartacus: Blood and Sand‘s Sura) has joined the cast of the CBS legal drama Baby Big Shot, playing the lead character’s sexually heightened older sister.

Bonnie Somerville (Cashmere Mafia) will play the lone female detective on the homicide squad in Greg Berlanti’s CBS drama Golden Boy.

• Chloe Bridges (90210) is a popular girl — and young Miss Bradshaw’s arch nemesis –  in The CW’s The Carrie Diaries.

Which pilot castings have your interest piqued?



Comments (9)

  • So Caitlin didn’t leave to have a baby? Liar, liar, pants on fire… :-) x

    Comment by Bear75 – March 14, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Anna Camp! Loved her in TGW.

    Comment by Lorie – March 14, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “The Carrie Diaries” sounds like one of the worst ideas ever!

    Comment by Mags – March 14, 2012 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Camp was hysterical in True Blood.

    Comment by aleksa – March 14, 2012 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Still love her appearance on Glee.

      Comment by Captain – March 14, 2012 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fox = cancellation so not that great news.

    Comment by Doris – March 14, 2012 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Camp/Caitlin should have told Alicia she is leaving law to go on a sit . com. At least it would be honest.. Her reason for leaving was not to convincing. Even though she is, they should come up with a betterplpt,

    Comment by Hanna Rush – March 14, 2012 10:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Camp has been doing terrific work, good for her. I hope she’ll be popping back into Good Wife from time to time.

    Bad Girls sounds fun too, Tracy Ellis Ross is sooo funny. Looking forward to seeing all of these shows.

    Comment by Plum – March 15, 2012 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh how I’ve grown to love Anna Camp! I wish she’d stayed on The Good Wife, but I wish her all the luck in the world with her new show.

    Also a big fan of Laura Benanti, who was absolutely the best thing about the otherwise horrible Playboy Club. Her and Matthew Perry are an interesting pairing. I’ll be watching out for this one if it gets picked up.

    Comment by abc123 – March 15, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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