SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

The SpoilerTV 2018 Pilot Casting Newsreel



Hi everyone, below you'll find all the casting announcements for the new pilot season. We'll try our best to keep this updated with all new casting as quickly if possible. If you find any that aren't posted, please do submit them in.

If you want the details on the pilots below, they can be found on our 2018 Pilot Watch.

The latest pilot castings will be posted at the top.

Whiskey Cavalier - Lauren Cohan to Star in ABC Drama Pilot
Written by Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely fearless CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune) — played by Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.

I hear her deal allows the actress to potentially return to The Waling Dead, reprising her fan-favorite role as Maggie on a recurring basis should she is able to make a new pact with AMC. I hear there are no current negotiations with the cable network but the production schedules of the zombie drama would not interfere with her duties on Whiskey Cavalier if the pilot is picked up to series.

Source:




Katie Holmes to Star in FOX FBI Drama Pilot
The untitled drama, written by FBI special agent Hazel Otis (Holmes) is in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion — an affair with a prominent general — shatters her life and threatens her career at the FBI. Now labeled ""the mistress,"" Otis — wife, mother, patriot — begins to rebuild her personal life and professional reputation.




Magnum P.I. - Jay Hernandez to Star in CBS Reboot
Jay Hernandez will don the Detroit Tigers ball cap and (ideally) the mustache made famous by Selleck over seven seasons of playing Thomas Magnum — described for this update as a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.




A Million Little Things - Christina Ochoa Joins ABC Drama Pilot
Ochoa will portray Ashley, Jon’s assistant who literally holds the key to the group knowing what really caused Jon to do what he did. Ochoa’s casting is formally in second position to the CW’s freshman drama Valor, which did not get a back order and is not expected to be renewed for a second season.

Source:



Get Christie Love - Julia Kelly Joins ABC Drama Reboot
Kelly will play Val, the bookish & nerdy tech op for Christie’s (Bunbury) counter-intelligence field unit. She can have her glamorous moments too. She’s the kind of expert hacker who gets scooped up by the CIA before they enter the private sector.

Source:



Safe Harbor - Lynn Collins to Star; Aasif Mandvi & Kris D. Lofton to Co-Star in ABC Drama Pilot
Safe Harbor chronicles the colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into harrowing, emotional and often humorous situations. It centers on Oriana “Ori” Cloverfield (Collins), who gave up a legal career to become a rookie cop — or so it seems. Mandvi plays Stanley Mudd, a likable and loyal cop at Harbor Division. Lofton plays Alvin “Deets” Dietrich, who also is an officer at Harbor Open division, hoping to make detective one day.

Source:




God Friended Me - Javicia Leslie & Suraj Sharma Join CBS Drama Pilot
Leslie will play Ali Finer. Bright, compassionate and opinionated, Miles’ (Brandon Micheal Hall) younger sister is always in his corner to provide encouragement and honest insight. She is also working on her PhD in psychology.

Sharma will portray Rakesh Sehgal. Good-natured, funny and likeable, Rakesh is Miles’ (Hall) co-worker and his best pal. A video game enthusiast, coder and sometimes hacker, he helps Miles (Hall) and Cara (not yet cast) research the God account.

Source:



The Greatest American Hero - Shoniqua Shandai Joins ABC Comedy Pilot
Shandai will play Tawnia Nichols, the office manager and office gossip at the marketing agency where Meera works.

Source:



So Close - Punam Patel Joins NBC Comedy Pilot
Patel will play Dhara. Her strict parents always push their traditional Indian values on her. She’s torn because she loves her parents and her culture but wants to live in the real world as well.

Source:



Chiefs - Aunjanue Ellis to Star in CBS Drama Pilot
Ellis will play Kendra, the Los Angeles Chief of Police. An LAPD lifer and divorced mother of two, Kendra is a highly respected and experienced Chief. She’s a people person who is always on the lookout for her fellow cops. Her style of policing is to connect with people and create community.

Source:



Mary McCormack to Star in ABC's 1970 Family Comedy Pilot
McCormack will play the mom, Peggy Dwyer. Controlling and formidable, married to Mike (Cudlitz) and the mother of their eight sons, ranging in age from 20 to a baby in arms, she’s a traditional 1950s housewife who can’t drive, rarely leaves the house, and is a bit out of her depth in the early 1970s. Her husband makes the money and she makes sure they don’t waste it, stretching a dollar until it squeaks and running a tight domestic ship. Peggy forms a surprisingly close bond with her second eldest boy’s girlfriend, Cheri, whose feminist notions inspire her to a seek her own independence and begin thinking for herself.

Source:



Mixtape - Madeleine Stowe to Co-Star in FOX Musical Drama Pilot
Stowe is the first person cast in the pilot and will play Margot, an actress who carefully controls how she presents herself to the world but is secretly exhausted by having to do it.




I Mom So Hard - Freddie Prinze Jr. & David Fynn to Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot
Fynn will play Brian, a hard-working, affable school teacher and fun father, Brian is devoted to his wife, Kristin (Hensley), and he’s willing to put a smile on her face at any expense. Prinze Jr will portray Hale. Married to Jen (Smedley), Hale is a work-from-home former athlete with a dry sense of humor. He has a great relationship with his wife’s best friend, Kristin, and her husband, Brian (Fynn).

Source:



Bad Boys Spinoff - Zach Gilford & Duane Martin to Co-Star in NBC Reboot
Gilford will play LAPD homicide detective Ben Walker, a smart man with a smarter mouth who comes from money. Martin plays the smart and competitive LAPD homicide detective Ben Baines, who’s partnered with Ben Walker, and they’re both referred to as “the Bens.”

Source:



Three Rivers - Annaleigh Ashford to Star in ABC Family Comedy Pilot
Three Rivers centers on Rebecca (Ashford) who left her family’s Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York, but after being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad Beau, she’s back and ready to utilize her big city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca’s side. And that’s going to be even harder once Beau reveals a life-changing family secret.

Source:



How May We Hate You - Kat Dennings to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot
Dennings will play Ellie, a guest services specialist who is forced to wear a plastic smile as she deals with hotel clientele who pay more per night than she pays in rent each month. In debt from three botched attempts at different grad schools, Ellie is making ends meet by working beside her best friend Gabe at a high-end hotel. Dennings will also be credited as a producer on the show.




Bellevue - Janet Montgomery to Star in NBC Medical Drama Pilot
Montgomery will play Dr. Laura Bloom, an attending ER doctor. Moonlighting to make more money, she’s spreading herself too thin, running on fumes.

Source:



A Million Little Things - Romany Malco Joins ABC Drama Pilot
Malco will play Rome, a depressed but very successful commercial director. Not quite the gig he went to film school for, he longs to be doing something more important than making the cheese in a Little Cesar’s pizza look delicious on camera.

Source:



Main Justice - Bokeem Woodbine to Star in CBS Drama Pilot
Main Justice centers around Miles Blair (Woodbine), the recently sworn-in U.S. Attorney General. The show takes us into the tumultuous world of the 5th floor of the Department of Justice where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position. Miles Blair’s years of experience as a beat cop and ultimately as Detroit’s Police Commissioner have made him pragmatic, tough and grounded. It’s trial by fire when he takes the reins in Washington.

Source:



Rel - Jordan L. Jones Joins Fox Comedy Pilot
Jones will play Nat, Rel’s (Lil Rey Howery) brother.

Source:



The Enemy Within - Raza Jaffrey Joins NBC Thriller Drama Pilot
Jaffrey will play Ali Ziai, an FBI agent specializing in interrogation techniques, though he focuses more on empathy than intimidation.

Source:



Staties - Andy Karl Cast as Male Lead in ABC Drama Pilot
Written and executive produced by Partney and Evett, Staties centers on Eliza Cortez, a hard-charging NYPD detective who’s banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King (Karl), whose investigative techniques don’t exactly follow protocol. King is an experienced (but quite eccentric) Oregon State Trooper with a tragic past.

Source:



False Profits - Kosha Patel & Kapil Talwalkar Cast in ABC Comedic Soap Pilot
Patel will play Parvun Chattoraj, a soft-spoken, whip-smart employee at the TJ Maxx, who’s much more sophisticated about computers than most people. Parvun quickly agrees to become the third Musketeer in Laura’s (not yet cast) trio of multi-level marketers. Talwalkar will portray Ramesh, who works with Ameet (not yet cast) at the Courtyard Marriott, and is in the management training program at ASU.

Source:



The Passage - Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins FOX Drama Pilot
Chriqui will play Dr. Lila Kyle, surgeon and ex-­‐wife to Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar).

Source:



Daddy Issues - Don Johnson Cast as Male Lead in FOX Comedy Pilot
Johnson’s Roman is a narcissist who perpetually dates younger women in an effort to fill a void in his life ever since his divorce — until he finds a new girlfriend he believes to be “the one.”

Source:



The Greatest American Hero - George Wendt, Gia Sandhu & Zenobia Shroff Join ABC Comedy Pilot

Wendt will play Meera’s (Simone) boss, Bob Rice. Shroff will play Leena, Meera’s elegant, inscrutable mother. Sandhu will play Mona, Meera’s pretty, Type A sister.

Source:



Chiefs - Alana De La Garza to Star in CBS Drama Pilot

De La Garza will play the Beverly Hills Chief of Police. She knows her job is all about politics and image – and she handles it with confidence. A law school grad who went straight to detective work, and then made Captain before being promoted to Chief. She’s close friends with fellow police chiefs Kendra and Vicky who are yet to be cast.

Source:



The Passage - Jamie McShane & Caroline Chikezie Join FOX Drama Pilot

McShane will play Dr. Tim Fanning, who is Patient Zero. Chikezie will play Dr. Major Nichole Sykes, leader of Project Noah.

Source:



Manifest - Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh Cast in Lead Roles in NBC Drama Pilot

Roxburgh will play Michaela Stone. Wracked with guilt over a tragic accident, Michaela anguishes about whether she’s fit to be a police officer and fiancée. When she mysteriously returns years later after being missing, she finds her life with a strange new purpose.

Dallas will play Ben Stone. The quintessential type-A father and intelligence analyst, Ben struggles against what he can’t control — whether it’s his son’s rare pediatric cancer or the mysterious voice that’s now inside his head.

Source:



Michael Cudlitz to Star in ABC's 1970 Family Comedy Pilot

Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad Mike Dwyer (Cudlitz), traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.

Source:



The Greatest American Hero - Hannah Simone to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot

The Greatest American Hero centers around Meera (Simone), a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands.

Source:


History of Them - Chris Powell Joins CBS Comedy Pilot

Powell will play Isaac, a smart, funny, former athlete and millionaire with a sweet apartment in downtown Portland where he lives with his two best friends, Adam (Dier) and Vikram (Shah).

Source:



Ball Street - Casey Wilson, Paul Scheer, & Regina Hall Join Showtime Comedy Pilot
Regina Hall (Girls Trip) and Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist, The League) are set to join the cast of the Showtime half-hour comedy pilot BALL STREET. Starring Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Don Cheadle (Avengers: Infinity War) and two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls, The Intern), BALL STREET is directed and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The pilot, which has also added Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), is created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who also serve as executive producers and showrunners. Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) will guest star as Tiff, Blair's (Rannells) girlfriend who appreciates the finer things in life that Blair's new job may not provide. Reuniting with HAPPY ENDINGS and MARRY ME producers Caspe and Cahan, Wilson will recur if the show goes to series. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this week. The pilot is a co-production of Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.

Source:



Bellevue - Freema Agyeman & Anupam Kher Join NBC Medical Drama Pilot

Agyeman will play Dr. Hana Sharpe, the lead doctor at the hospital who has not practiced medicine in a while. Rather, she appears on talk shows across the country pitching Bellevue hospital. Kher will portray Dr. Anil Kapoor, one of the oldest doctors at the hospital. He believes the hospital needs to change but does not feel he needs to change his ways.

Source:



What We Do in The Shadows - Doug Jones, Beanie Feldstein, Jake McDorman, and Mark Proksch Join FX Comedy Pilot
Doug Jones, Beanie Feldstein, Jake McDorman, and Mark Proksch have all joined the FX half-hour comedy pilot. The details of their roles are being kept under wraps, but all four will potentially recur on the show should it get ordered to series.

Source:



The Village - Micahela McManus, Frankie Faison and Jerod Haynes Join NBC Drama Pilot
Michaela McManus (SEAL Team), Jerod Haynes (Southside With You) and Banshee alum Frankie Faison have booked series regular roles on NBC’s The Village pilot.

McManus will play Sarah, a caring nurse and mother of a pregnant teen who was a teen mom herself. Haynes will portray Ben, a local police officer and tenant of the apartment building. Faison will play Ron, a man who’s very caring, and willing to help anyone.

Source:



The Village - Moran Arias Joins NBC Drama Pilot

Atias will play Edda, an Iranian immigrant who gets detained by ICE for having fraudulent citizenship papers.

Source:



History of Them - Caitlin McGee Joins CBS Comedy Pilot

McGee will play Skylar, Adam’s ( Brett Dier) sister, a lawyer who knows what she wants and she wants it now.

Source:



A Million Little Things - David Giuntoli to Star in ABC Drama Pilot

A Million Little Things, whose title stems from the popular adage,”Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things,” is described as being in the tone of The Big Chill. The hourlong drama with comedy elements is about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living.

Giuntoli will play Eddie, the former front man of a local band turned music teacher and stay-at-home dad. His marriage is in trouble, and although he loves being a dad, he wonders what his life would have been like had he made different choices.

Source:



Guess Who Died - Christopher Lloyd to Co-Star in NBC Comedy Pilot

Lloyd will play Mort. Crusty and grumpy, puttering along slowly in his golf cart at Las Esperanzado Senior Community, he’s a man of mystery and wealth.

Source:


Murder - Teyonah Parris Cast as Female Lead in CBS Drama Pilot
Parris will play Det. Ayana Lake, a rising star in the NYPD whose keen intellect and quick, analytic mind are the keys to her success. But when she’s partnered with instinctive intuitive Det. Jack Garrity (not yet cast), styles and personalities sometimes clash.

Source:



God Friended Me - Brandon Michael Hall to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot

God Friended Me is described as a humorous, uplifting series, which explores questions of faith, existence, and science. It centers on Miles (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

Source:



Guess Who Died - Beth Lacke and Adrian Martinez Join NBC Comedy Pilot

Lacke will play Cybil, Murray’s daughter who works as a poetic writing teacher at a community college. Loyal and devoted, she visits her parents every day and helps with her mom’s care. Martinez will play Lopez, the security guard at the main guard gate at the Las Esperanzado.

Source:



Bad Boys Spinoff - Ernie Hudson to Co-Star in NBC Reboot

Hudson will play Joseph Burnett, Union’s father.

Source:


History of Them - Brett Dier Cast as Male Lead in CBS Comedy Pilot

Dier’s Adam is adorable and a little nerdy web cartoonist. He’s been mostly a serial monogamist but is determined to sow his oats before getting into his next long term relationship.
Source:


 
About The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel

Every day 100's of items are submitted to us and we don't always have the time to make separate posts for the news and/or there is so much that it would quickly push all other items off the homepage.

So a result we've come up with the idea of the Newsreel, which will feature smaller shows and news items as they happen.

There will be a new Newsreel each day, and as news is added we will update the post and and push it back to the top of the site so that you can see that new items have been added. A tweet of the item will also be sent to our @SpoilerTV account.

New Items will be listed at the top of the article.

This will allow us to provide more news on more shows in a much more timely fashion
About Movie News Roundup

Rather that creating lots of new posts as new info is released and fragmenting the commentary, we thought it would be a good idea for the upcoming major movies to create a single post for each major movies that will collate all the info as it's posted.

New items will be added to the top of the list as well as the post being re-posted back to the top of the homepage when a new item is added. We will additionally send out a fresh tweet alerting you of the new information.

This will allow you to bookmark this page so that you can return to it whenever you like. It will also help consolidate all the discussion on this movie in a central place and make it less likely that you'll miss some key information.