Pilot Casting News: Mandy Moore Pulling Duty, Catherine O'Hara Joins Fox Comedy and More
Moore will play man-hungry Louise, one of the ABC single-camera comedy’s three dysfunctional women in their 30s living their lives the way they want, even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by this point.
Louise is described as optimistic and desperate to land a hubby, but all of her scheming generally doesn’t work out the way she plans.
The project, based on a successful British sitcom of the same name, is exec-produced by Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, Aaron Kaplan (The Neighbors, Terra Nova) and British series creators Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly.
Moore’s TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs and Entourage, and she voices a character on Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising.
In other pilot casting news…
• Catherine O’Hara (Best in Show, Home Alone) will star in Fox’s To My Future Assistant, per The Hollywood Reporter. The veteran actress will play powerful lawyer/notorious frenemy Magda in the comedy, which follows the put-upon assistants at a tony New York City law firm. The potential series is based on a blog and upcoming book of the same name by Lydia Whitlock.
• Michael Rady (Emily Owens M.D.) has joined Intelligence, a potential CBS series starring Lost alum Josh Holloway. Rady’s character is a federal investigator somehow connected to a U.S. Cyber Command agent implanted with a microchip that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
• Retired at 35‘s George Segal will play an ’80s-era grandfather in Adam Goldberg’s ABC family comedy How the Hell Am I Normal alongside Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin, per Deadline.
• Eloise Mumford has signed on as a Reckless doctor without borders. In the ABC thriller pilot, The River alum will play a physician whose problem-solver husband must rescue her when she’s unjustly imprisoned overseas.
• Newcomer Maya Kazan has been cast as frustrated artist Marla in The CW’s Company Town, Deadline reports. The multigenerational military drama centers on a scandal at a Virginia Naval base and the way it affects two early twentysomething women who grew up together.