Pilot News: Hilarie Burton, Adam Rodriguez, GH Starlet, Dollhouse Alum Among Latest Castings

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LANA PARRILLAWhite Collar‘s Hilarie Burton, CSI: Miami vet Adam Rodriguez, Dollhouse‘s security chief and a former General Hospital actress are among the latest actors to book pilots.

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Per our sister site Deadline….

* Burton has joined Fox’s drama The List, which follows a Deputy U.S. Marshal Soto (played by Michael Peña) leading the hunt for the person who stole the list identifying all Witness Security Program members. The Tree Hill alum is replacing Tamsin Egerton (Camelot) in the role of Soto’s wife Maddie Soto, while Egerton will now play Delilah, a mysterious and conniving charmer.

* Rodriguez is feeling Reckless with a role on CBS’ Charleston, S.C.-set drama about a pretty Yankee litigator (Anna Wood) and a Southern City Attorney (Cam Gigandet) who struggle to hide their attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. Rodriguez will play Preston, a well-respected police detective who works with Shawn Hatosy’s (Southland) Trey.

* Dollhouse‘s Harry Lennix has boarded the NBC drama The Blacklist, which revolves around the world’s most wanted criminal (James Spader) as he mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. Lennix plays Harold Cooper, the FBI’s cynical Assistant Director of Counterterrorism.

* General Hospital‘s ex-Kristina, Lexi Ainsworth, has joined ABC’s Romeo & Juliet-esque Westside (fka Venice, so y’all can simmah now), which follows the haves and the have-nots of Venice, Calif. She will play Jennifer Beals’ teenage daughter Nico.

Comments (27)

  • Yay, Lexi! I keep wishing you’d come back as Kristina, but I’m glad you’re getting good gigs!

    Comment by I Heart Damon Salvatore – March 14, 2013 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lexi as Jennifer Beals’ daughter? Awesome. Congratulations to her!

    Comment by pecola – March 14, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • love them both, will definitely watch now!

      Comment by Ella B. – March 14, 2013 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely BRILLIANT. This has now turned into a MUST-WATCH!

      Comment by Lipstick Socialism – March 18, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To be honest, I don’t get how Hilarie Burton keeps getting jobs. She was easily the weakest actress on One Tree Hill and wasn’t that much better on White Collar…

    Comment by Spencer – March 14, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • maybe because it’s just your opinion… just saying ^^

      Comment by kika – March 14, 2013 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • love her in both of those shows.

      Comment by rebecca – March 14, 2013 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • favorite character on oth…

      Comment by luli – March 14, 2013 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree. She’s pretty but that’s really all she has going for her. I could not stomach her on One Tree Hill. Especially since the role required her to cry 24/7 and she was awful at it.

      Comment by dude – March 15, 2013 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • With you on that one Spencer. I actually haven’t watched the last 3 eps of White Collar because I can’t stand her on it!

      Comment by Rain – March 15, 2013 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lets agree to disagree. Love Hilarie!

      Comment by Naazneen – March 15, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t think she’s a bad actress at all, but I got to agree with you that she was pretty bad on White Collar. Though I think she was great on One Tree Hill, and since those are the roles I’ve watched her in, she’s pretty much 50/50 to me. So I’ll give it a shot, maybe she has learned something.

      Comment by May – March 15, 2013 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • To each their own. I only watch Tree Hill because I liked her a lot. I came across WC because of her too.

      Comment by Terry – March 26, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Hilarie! Love her. I hope this doesn’t mean no more Sara on White Collar though :(

    Comment by Ella – March 14, 2013 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • liked her since her TRL days but never was interested in her as Sara. Just not the right character for her.

    Comment by dude – March 14, 2013 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You made me laugh with “so y’all can simmah now” ~ love, a fan of VeniceTheSeries.

    Comment by Morgen – March 14, 2013 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Honestly never liked the character of “Sara” in White Collar because of the way they forced her into the storylines. There were a couple of episodes that worked with her like “Judgment Day”. The latest episode of White Collar “In The Wind” was a great farewell episode for “Sara”.
    I am very happy for Hilarie Burton and wish her well in her new show, “The List”.

    Comment by JBC – March 14, 2013 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Lexi on GH hopefully the pilot does well.

    Comment by Mandy – March 14, 2013 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see Hilarie Burton in a new show. Curious to see how they portray S.C.

    Comment by Danielle – March 14, 2013 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have nothing against Hilarie, so I hope her new show gets picked up. I also really hope this means that Sarah is gone for good from White Collar. I never felt any chemistry with her and Neal, and I’m hoping they bring on a better love interest for him.

    Comment by Jane Lane – March 14, 2013 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awesome for hilarie burton

    Comment by Toms1€ – March 14, 2013 11:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for Hilarie for moving on from the poorly written Sara character. She never worked for me as Sara in WC. I knew the finale bid her a farwell, but this just confirms that she is indeed gone. Hopefully the new role will fit her better.

    Comment by loveWC – March 15, 2013 01:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy for Hilarie, but not happy for S5 without Neal/Sara

    Comment by simy – March 15, 2013 01:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think these are the pilots that the networks pick up

    Abc is going to pick up big thunder mountain gothic westside shiled the trica helfer one

    CBS is going to pick up NCis red advocates reckless intellegians and crayz ones friends with beter lives and mom

    NBC is gonna pick up hatfileds and mcyos I am victor the black list blodline and assitamts

    Fox is gonna pick up dilrium willad blue sky the list gang related and the Andy sanberg comedy

    Cw is going to pick up the originals oxygen the tomwro people company town and the selection

    Comment by Chris – March 15, 2013 03:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If I watch The List, it’s for Tamsin Edgerton. Love her!

    Comment by dude – March 15, 2013 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Hilarie was great in OTH and I loved her acting (plus peyton was my favorite character) but I can’t say the same for White collar don’t know but something was not right there and the scenes between her and neal were awkward to watch. I think the writers poorly wrote the character (sara just seems fake) . I wish she stayed till season 9 on OTH and stayed away from WH (but she does also have a lot of fans who think otherwise so maybe the writers will keep her). just sayin, that’s my opinion. hope the list will do her more justice and will be picked up so she can leave WH and stay on the list if her character is written properly this time

    Comment by Julie – March 21, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • sorry for that WH was supposed to be WC, lol typo errors

      Comment by Julie – March 21, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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