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Dean Cain has been tapped to star and Tamala Jones to co-star in CBS' drama pilot "Protect and Serve", "Rome" star Polly Walker has joined CBS' untitled Cynthia Cidre drama pilot, and Paige Turco and Jessica Collins have been added to ABC's untitled Jon Feldman drama pilot.

Additionally, Raquel Welch has come aboard CBS' comedy pilot "The Captain", Jake Busey has joined Fox's comedy pilot "Playing Chicken", JD Walsh and Josh Meyers have been cast in CBS' untitled Scott Silveri comedy pilot, Tim Russ and Melissa McCarthy have joined ABC's comedy pilot "Sam I Am", and Sean O'Bryan has been added to Fox's comedy pilot "Two Families".

  "Protect", from NBC Uni TV, follows the lives of street cops in suburban Los Angeles. Cain will play a veteran officer. Jones will play the wife of another cop (Steve Harris). Also cast in the project as officers' wives are Jessica Pare and Victoria Cartagena. Cain will next be seen in the CBS original movie "Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness" and the indie "September Down". He is repped by Paradigm. Jones will next be seen in the features "What Love Is" and "Show Stoppers". She is repped by APA and Allman Rea Management.

  The untitled Cynthia Cidre project, from CBS Par TV and ABC TV, revolves round three generations of the Duques, a powerful Latin American family.

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