Pilot Scoops: Mindy Project's Amanda Setton Is Crazy, Patrick Fugit Gets Reckless and More

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Crazy Ones Pilot SpoilersFormer Mindy Project actress Amanda Setton has rebounded with a role in CBS’ comedy pilot Crazy Ones, TVLine has learned.

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From David E. Kelley, the project stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a pair of father/daughter owners of an ad agency. Setton — whose other credits include One Life to Live and Gossip Girl — plays a copy editor at the company.

In other pilot casting news…

• Patrick Fugit — best known for his starring role in Almost Famous – has nabbed the lead in the ABC drama Reckless. He’ll play David, a resourceful problem solver doing all he can to free his wife, who has been unjustly imprisoned overseas during a political uprising. When stymied by an overly diplomatic U.S. government, he’s forced to consider questionable tactics to secure her release.

CBS’ comedy pilot Super Clyde has cast Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Rupert Grint’s older sister, Faith. The prospective series, from Raising Hope EP Greg Garcia, follows a fast food worker (Grint) who decides to become a super hero.

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Erik Jensen (CSI) will co-star opposite Jason Lee in CBS’ Second Sight, a drama project centering on a New Orleans detective concealing an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying anxiety dreams and hallucinations.

ABC’s untitled John Leguizamo comedy has added Luke Ganalon (Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23) to its cast. The potential series is based on the actor-comedian’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the Upper West Side of New York.

Which castings have your interest piqued?



Comments (12)

  • Nothing here to interest me at all sorry

    Comment by Steve Mindyknowski – February 26, 2013 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Steve is bored, everyone! Pull the plug on all of the above pilots…

      Comment by Lauren – February 26, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hahaha, yeah, he’s bored, let’s actually ask him for a list of the shows he finds boring and we can avoid those too, I dunno about reckless, but john leguizamo is pretty funny, I’ll certainly give it a shot, maybe even two

        Comment by Alex – February 27, 2013 04:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was sort of hoping Amanda Setton would be on the new online version of One Life To Live.

    Comment by TMW – February 26, 2013 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, me too. Cutter needs his sister and Clint needs his woman!

      Comment by I Heart Damon Salvatore – February 26, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love her on One Life to Live!

      Comment by dude – February 27, 2013 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So thrilled Patrick Fugit got a pilot!

    Comment by Jessie – February 26, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only good part from Mindy Show. Good for her

    Comment by ggny – February 26, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There you go – something good did come out of Amanda leaving Mindy Project – she was the best thing about that show. Now Amanda is joining ‘Crazy Ones’ – that pilot is about as much a ‘sure thing’ as any pilot out there this spring – with the exception of ‘Mom’, ‘NCIS-Red ‘ and ‘The Originals’.

    We’ll be seeing alot more of Amanda this fall. Rising star.

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – February 26, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • correction, meant to write- “that pilot is about as much a ‘sure thing’ as any pilot out there this spring – with the exception of ‘Mom’, ‘NCIS-Red’, ‘The Originals’…and the Michael J Fox pilot.

      Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – February 26, 2013 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go Amanda! Happy for you! :D

    Comment by DL – February 26, 2013 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss her on The Mindy Project. Since her departure, there seems to be a glaring piece missing from the cast.

    Comment by Julia – February 27, 2013 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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