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Prinze moves to 'Atlanta'; 2 will 'Gossip'

26 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Freddie Prinze Jr. has been tapped to star in CBS' comedy pilot Atlanta, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester are set to star in the CW's drama pilot Gossip Girl, and Charles S. Dutton will play a lead role in ABC's drama pilot Suspect.

In other castings, Kristin Chenoweth will co-star in ABC's drama pilot Pushing Daisies, Eddie Cibrian landed a role in ABC's drama pilot Football Wives, Bridget Regan has joined Fox's Supreme Courtships, and Dorian Brown will be a lead in Fox's untitled Liz Meriwether comedy pilot, lifting the contingency on the project.

Additionally, Natalie Zea has joined ABC's drama pilot Dirty Sexy Money, Tyler Labine has come aboard the CW's drama pilot Reaper, Amanda Walsh has been cast in NBC's comedy pilot The Mastersons of Manhattan, and Jim Rash has joined Fox's comedy pilot Hackett.

  Atlanta, from CBS Paramount Network TV and Paul Reiser, revolves around a man (Prinze) and a woman who meet at a funeral and can't stay away from each other. Prinze's character is a funny and charming ad executive.

The actor most recently starred last season on ABC's comedy Freddie.

  Girl, from Warner Bros. TV and Josh Schwartz, is based on the best-selling book series and centers on the rivalry between two rich Manhattan girls, Serena (Lively) and Blair (Meester), at a private school.

Lively, who starred in the feature "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," next appears in one of the title roles for Elvis and Anabelle, which will debut next month at the South by Southwest Film Festival. »

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