Pilot Season: Justified's Jere Burns, Rob Riggle and Rita Moreno Among the Latest Castings
Per our sister site Deadline…..
* Jere Burns is in final talks to play Chet Atkins, the boss of Rashida Jones’ titular crimesolver, in Tribeca, TBS’ procedural spoof about the LAPD’s elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit).
* Once the subject of fleeting Modern Family spin-off talk, Rob Riggle has landed the second lead in The Pro, NBC’s comedy pilot about a washed-up former doubles tennis champion (Parks and Recreation’s Rob Lowe) who tries to reclaim some glory as an instructor at a posh country club. Riggle will play Lowe’s estranged onetime partner/new boss.
* Recent SAG Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Rita Moreno will play a flamboyant, larger-than-life Broadway vet in Old Soul, NBC’s Amy Poehler-produced comedy about a former wild child (Natasha Lyonne) who now runs a business tending to the elderly.
* Up-and-comer Sarah Snook (of Australia’s Spirited) and Edwin “Brother of Aldis” Hodge (Cougar Town) have boarded ABC’s supernatural drama Clementine, playing the titular psychic and her best friend, respectively.
* Body of Proof alum Windell Middlebrooks will play the unkempt gay onetime bestie of one of the Mason Twins in NBC’s comedy to be written/executive produced by June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson.