Pilot Scoop: Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz Joins Marc Cherry Soap, Greek Vet to ABC Drama and More

Ugly Betty alumna Ana Ortiz is headed back to ABC with a starring role on Marc Cherry‘s latest sudser, Devious Maids.

Ortiz has been tapped to play Marisol, a housekeeper with a secret: She’s actually a college-educated woman who is working in an upscale Beverly Hills neighborhood in hopes of uncovering the truth behind her son’s recent murder conviction. Heroes/Entourage vet Dania Ramirez is set to co-star as a fellow maid.

Our sister site Deadline first reported the scoop.

In other pilot news…

• Greek‘s Scott Michael Foster has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Zero Hour, which centers on the longtime editor of a magazine for skeptics who finds himself in the middle of a major conspiracy. Foster will play a staffer at the mag, Deadline reports.

• Julie White (Law & Order: SVU, Transformers) has nabbed the first role in NBC’s Go On, a comedy from former Friends exec producer Scott Silveri. Per Deadline, the single-camera project follows a sportscaster who, while trying to move on from a loss, finds solace in his mandatory group-therapy sessions. White is set to play a widow stuck in the anger stage of grief.

Which pilot castings have your interest piqued?