Pilot Castings: Bridget Regan Is Eyed for Murder, Mira Sorvino Joins CBS Comedy and More

Bridget Regan Cast in ABC PilotBridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aprhodite) and Jesse Lee Soffer (The Mob Doctor) and among the latest faces scoring pilot roles.

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A recent guest star on Beauty and the Beast, Regan has landed the role of Lex in ABC’s Murder in Manhattan drama, in which a New York-based mother and daughter team up as amateur sleuths. Maria Maggenti (Without a Trace) is exec producer.

Oscar winner Sorvino, meanwhile, is set to star opposite Jim Gaffigan in a CBS comedy pilot (penned by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan) about a guy who lives with his wife and five kids (!) in a two-bedroom (!!) New York apartment, our sister site Deadline reports.

Also per Deadline, Soffer has landed a lead in NBC’s modern-day Hatfields & McCoys, playing Patrick, the McCoy clan’s prodigal son who upon returning home after years away reignites the legendary family feud when his father is gunned down and all evidence points to the Hatfields.