Pilot News: Justin Hartley, Liza Weil and Ellen Burstyn Are Among Latest Castings
Onetime Scandal victim Liza Weil, Revenge bad boy Justin Hartley and former Political Animals matriarch Ellen Burstyn are among the latest actors to book pilots this winter.
Per our sister site Deadline…
* The oft-shirtless Hartley will flex his funny bone in ABC’s Damaged Goods pilot from Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich. Described as smart and egotistical, Hartley’s Tim finds himself at odds with his girlfriend when she beats him out for a promotion at their mutual law firm. Hartley joins previously announced cast members Ben Lawson and Steve Talley.
* Weil aka Scandal‘s Amanda Tanner (RIP) has been accepted into the Shonda Rhimes-produced law school-based thriller How To Get Away With Murder, playing an associate of a criminal defense professor (Viola Davis).
* Burstyn has been cast opposite Natasha Lyonne in Amy Poehler’s single-camera NBC comedy pilot Old Soul. Burstyn’s Eileen is the uninhibited cancer-beating lesbian aunt of Lyonne’s Nadia, who works in a nursing home. Old Soul also stars Fred Willard and Rita Moreno.
* Recently seen romancing Mindy Project‘s title heroine, Tommy Dewey has joined the 1960s-set NBC comedy pilot Mission Control. Dewey’s astronaut character is frequently at odds with his strong-willed coworker, played by Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust The B–).