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Six More NBC Pilots Get Casting Directors

28 January 2013 7:57 PM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

As far as pilot orders go this season, NBC has been the most prolific network, getting a jump with several off-cycle orders and augmenting those with a slew of green lights over the past two weeks. The Peacock also seems to be moving more quickly than the competition to secure casting directors for its projects, as Backstage has learned of six more pilots that have closed deals for casting. On the comedy side, “Assistance” will be cast by Geraldine Leder. The project—one of a few pilots about the plight of underlings that have gotten an order this season—centers on a young woman who copes with her demanding boss with the help of her fiancé as well as her "work husband." Another comedy with a female lead, “Girlfriend in a Coma,” will be cast by Junie Lowry-Johnson. The pilot tells the story of a woman who awakens from a »

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Major TV Networks Bought a Lot of New Pilots This Week

25 January 2013 4:24 PM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

The major television networks are scrambling to cast dozens of new pilots for next season, which means new opportunities for actors. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and the CW are each taking different approaches to their array of drama and comedy projects, so Backstage takes a look at all of the latest developments of this pilot season. Nbcnbc has ordered 11 comedy pilots so far this season, including “About a Boy,” based on the book by Nick Hornby that was adapted into a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant, which will be cast by Cami Patton; “Joe, Joe & Jane,” being cast by Jeff Greenberg, about a children's book author who must deal with his needy wife and his best friend/co-author; and “Assistance,” about a female assistant who must deal with her demanding boss with the help of her “work husband” and her fiancé, to be cast by Geraldine Leder. The network has a »

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