Pilot News: Dallas' Judith Light and Daily Show's Jason Jones Are Among the Latest Castings

Judith Light The WinklersJudith Light (Dallas), Jason Jones (The Daily Show) and Adam Kaufman (Without a Trace) are among the latest actors to book pilots this winter.

From our sister site Deadline

* Light, also known for her work on Ugly Betty and Who’s the Boss?, has boarded the ABC’s The Winklers. Light will play Henry Winkler’s on-screen wife Tita in the comedy pilot.

* Kaufman (Without a Trace) has been tapped to star in NBC’s drama pilot State of Affairs, which follows a CIA attaché (Katherine Heigl) who counsels the President of United States. Kaufman will play Lucas Wright, a CIA analyst on the President’s daily debriefing team.

* Ashton Holmes (Revenge) has been cast in CBS’ untitled medical drama from Brothers & Sisters‘ David Marshall Grant. Holmes will play Gary, the smartest of the series’ medically inclined quadruplets, who ends his globetrotting after a near-death experience.

* Kevin Rahm (Mad Men) will play Paul Jordan, the dad of a high school quarterback, in CBS’ terrorism drama Red Zone.

* Jones (The Daily Show) will star opposite Leslie Bibb in NBC’s comedy pilot Love Is Relative, the story of a married couple forced to take in the wife’s brother after his sudden divorce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jones will play the husband, Nate, who envies his brother-in-law’s new bachelor lifestyle.

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  1. Joey says:

    Judith Light cast? Isn’t she in that new Amazon series, Transparent? It just got picked up for a full season a few days ago.

  2. ninalouise says:

    Judith Light. I hope she keeps her part on Dallas, she great this season

    • TL says:

      Except for her “accent”. I’m surprised she’s so bad at it. And the fact that she is supposed to be Ryland’s mother, instead of sister is laughable. Other than that…she’s golden!