Pilot News: Desperate Husband, James Cromwell and CSI: NY Actress Among Latest Castings

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Chavira_CromwellDesperate HousewivesRicardo Chavira, Horror Story‘s James Cromwell, The Unit‘s Michael Irby and a CSI: NY fave are among the latest actors to book pilots this winter.

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As reported by our sister site Deadline….

* Chavira has joined the NBC sitcom Welcome To The Family, playing the divorced Latino father of the ex-con who got Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack’s daughter pregnant.

* Fresh off his Horror Story: Asylum reign of terror, Cromwell will play the head of the powerful Chicago family in ABC‘s Betrayal drama based on a Dutch series.

* Megan Dodds (CSI: NY) will play John Stamos’ accomplished businesswoman wife in NBC‘s I Am Victor drama.

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* Irby has joined Fox’s untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman drama about a human cop, John Kennex, who is partnered with an android (Michael Ealy). Irby will play an LAPD Detective who blames Kennex for the death of some fellow officers.

* Megalyn Echikunwoke (let’s go with The 4400) has been cast in Influence, ABC’s Kyle Killen-penned drama about two brothers who solve clients’ problems using the science of human motivation and manipulation. Echikunwoke will play an actress who helps out the team.

* In a “second position” casting, Benjamin Stockham of 1600 Penn is the titular lad in Jason Katim’s NBC adaptation of About A Boy, starring David Walton and Minnie Driver.

Comments (7)

  • Benjamin Stockham is very funny in 1600 Penn. I hope he does well.

    Comment by Steven – March 5, 2013 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Michael Irby since Line Of Fire, glad he’s potentially back on our screens! And in one of the most promising-sounding pilots to boot!

    Comment by Dizzle – March 5, 2013 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RE: Megan Dodds – CSI NY. Mac just proposed to Christine in the season finale and she said yes. Hopefully she will come back to guest on occasion if CSI NY gets a 10th season.

    Comment by majamababe – March 5, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Or the show she signed onto doesn’t make it…

    Comment by forwarddad – March 5, 2013 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for Megan. Hopefully with more lines and screen presence in the new show.

    Comment by tahina – March 5, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And they keep on casting out CSI:NY. That’s the third :(

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – March 5, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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