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Today's biggest pilot castings include new roles for alumni from "Fringe," "Desperate Housewives" and "Gossip Girl," plus Sam Neill, Beau Bridges, Kyle MacLachlan and more:

Sam Neill ("Alcatraz") and Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage") have joined CBS' "The Ordained" opposite Charlie Cox priest-turned-lawyer

Seth Gabel ("Fringe") will play Roderick Usher, a district attorney from a prominent family, in ABC's horror soap "Gothica"

Ricardo Chavira ("Desperate Housewives") has landed the role of a divorced Latino father who clashes with the white parents (Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack) of his son's pregnant girlfriend in NBC's "Welcome to the Family"

James Cromwell ("American Horror Story: Asylum") will head up a powerful, and possibly criminal, Chicago family in ABC's "Betrayal"

Beau Bridges ("Stargate: Sg-1") will play Will Arnett's father and Margo Martindale's estranged husband in the untitled Greg Garcia comedy at CBS

Jessica Szohr ("Gossip Girl") has booked the female lead as a FBI agent »

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