Pilot Castings: Odd Couple's Go On Reunion, David Schwimmer's Leading Lady and More

Sarah Baker Odd CoupleGo On alumna Sarah Baker, NYPD Blue vet Henry Simmons and a sketch comedy vet/writer are among the latest actors to book pilots this winter.

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Per our sister site Deadline….

* Baker will re-team with Matthew Perry for his CBS update of The Odd Couple, playing assistant to the Friends actor’s messy roommate Oscar.

* Simmons has joined ABC’s multi-camera comedy Saint Francis, which stars Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) as a blue-collar, no-nonsense Long Island cop and family man who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his sister gets pregnant out of wedlock. Simmons will co-star as his business partner at the bar they own.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa London Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals* The ABC laugher Irreversible has tapped sketch comedy multitasker Jessica Knappett (The Inbetweeners Movie) as David Schwimmer’s leading lady. The project revolves around Andy (Schwimmer) and Sarah (Knappett), a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves.

* Brian F. O’Byrne (FlashForward) has boarded the ABC drama Exposed about an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, including making questionable alliances. O’Byrne will portray a very powerful, mysterious man who works for the Pentagon.

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  1. madhatter360 says:

    Saint Francis sounds like it would be a lot more interesting if the pregnant sister was the main character. I hope there’s some scene where he talks about how her pregnancy has changed him and his life and she just tells him to shut up and get over it because the pregancy is happening to her, not him.

  2. Chablis says:

    Can abc have any more shows that have more than one word in their title?

  3. CBWBDK1 says:

    She was the weak link in Go on. Crazy cat lady and stalker.