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Cable Pilot Castings: Andrea Rosen To Star In ‘Andrew Gurland’, 3 Join ‘Village People’

21 November 2011 7:36 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

New York-based actress-comedian Andrea Rosen (Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues) has landed the female lead opposite Andrew Gurland in Showtime’s comedy pilot The Andrew Gurland Project (form. Gurland On Gurland). The project, produced by Showtime in association with CBS TV Studios and Glenn Gordon Caron’s Picturemaker Prods., is a first-person documentary comedy written, directed and starring filmmaker Andrew Gurland, which reflects his real family life and the challenges he faces pursuing the next phase of his career. Gurland and Caron are executive producing. Rosen is with Gersh. Sebastian Sozzi, Rachel Cannon and Sadie Calvano have joined Jennie Garth in the ABC Family’s half-hour comedy pilot Village People, from creator Meg DeLoatch. The project centers on Alexa (Garth), a single, high-powered career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mother (Calvano) — whom she ends up caring for as well. Sozzi and Cannon will play Alexa’s fiends Remy and Candace, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Jennie Garth joins ABC Family's 'Village People' pilot

8 November 2011 3:37 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Jennie Garth is headed to ABC Family.

Garth will star in and executive produce a comedy pilot called "Village People" -- which, title aside, has nothing to do with the disco band. We're guessing it's a take on the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," because that's what Garth's character will be doing.

The pilot, from writer Meg DeLoatch ("Eve," "Family Matters") stars Garth as a single, career-minded woman who adopts a baby born to a teenage girl, then ends up taking care of the birth mother as well. (Sort of like the current "Parenthood" subplot with Erika Christensen's character, but with a laugh track.)

If it's picked up, "Village People" will be Garth's second sitcom lead -- she also starred in "What I Like About You" for The WB from 2002-06. She reprised her role as Kelly Taylor on the first »

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Jennie Garth To Star In & Produce ABC Family’s Comedy Pilot ‘Village People’

7 November 2011 5:34 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: 90210 alumna Jennie Garth has been tapped as the lead in ABC Family’s half-hour comedy pilot Village People, from creator Meg DeLoatch. The project centers on Alexa (Garth), a single, high-powered career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mother — whom she ends up caring for as well. In addition to starring, Garth will also executive produce the pilot alongside DeLoatch. Garth recently reprises her role as Kelly Taylor on the CW’s 90210 reboot. On the comedy side, she starred on the WB series What I Like About You. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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