Pilot News: Christian Borle, Sandrine Holt, Molly Shannon and Private Practice Alum Book Roles

Pilot Casting News 2014Christian Borle (Smash), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards, Hostages), funny lady Molly Shannon and a Private Practice alum are among the latest actors to book pilots.

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Per our sister site Deadline….

* Borle will star in Lifesaver, NBC’s mult-cam sitcom about an uptight doctor who becomes inextricably linked to a loose cannon (played by British actor Jonathan Ryland, The Syndicate) after donating a kidney.

* Holt has boarded Exposed, ABC’s drama pilot about an investigative journalist, Anna, will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, including making questionable alliances. Holt will play Anna’s managing editor.

* Shannon has joined ABC’s untitled sitcom pilot fka Bambi Cottages, which follows an overworked father who, dreaming of a better life for his family, uproots them from the city to move to New Hampshire, where they open a group of low-rent tourist cottages. Shannon will play the clan’s deadpan matriarch.

* Also, Justina Machado (Private Practice) and Hampton Fluker (The Blind Side) have been cast as series regulars in ABC’s military-medical drama pilot Warriors, playing chief surgical scrub nurse Anna and Walter Reed patient Army Corporal Marlon Jones.