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