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Corbett books room in hotel

John Corbett has been tapped to star in ABC's untitled hotel drama pilot from writer-producer Armyan Bernstein and Warner Bros. TV. Also cast in the pilot are Michael Rispoli, Jenny Wade (MTV's Undressed), Laura Jordan (Final Draft) and Sara Ramirez (HBO's Baseball Wives). Set in a luxury hotel in the Bahamas, the show revolves around the interactions among guests and hotel staffers. The project, initially developed this past development season for fall 2003 consideration, was pushed to midseason in March (HR 3/13). Corbett will play the hotel's manager, while Rispoli will play the chief of security. Wade will play the assistant manager, and Ramirez will play a housekeeper.

Corbett books room in hotel

John Corbett has been tapped to star in ABC's untitled hotel drama pilot from writer-producer Armyan Bernstein and Warner Bros. TV. Also cast in the pilot are Michael Rispoli, Jenny Wade (MTV's Undressed), Laura Jordan (Final Draft) and Sara Ramirez (HBO's Baseball Wives). Set in a luxury hotel in the Bahamas, the show revolves around the interactions among guests and hotel staffers. The project, initially developed this past development season for fall 2003 consideration, was pushed to midseason in March (HR 3/13). Corbett will play the hotel's manager, while Rispoli will play the chief of security. Wade will play the assistant manager, and Ramirez will play a housekeeper.

Pino takes 'Case' for Bruckheimer CBS and WBTV

Pino takes 'Case' for Bruckheimer CBS and WBTV
CBS' Cold Case is hot for Danny Pino. The actor has joined the cast of the new crime drama series from Jerry Bruckheimer TV, Warner Bros. TV and CBS Prods. as a regular. The project, executive produced by Bruckheimer, Shaun Cassidy, Jonathan Littman and Meredith Stiehm, centers on a female detective on a Philadelphia homicide squad who works on cases that have never been solved. Pino will play a new homicide detective joining the team. In the fall, Pino was the first actor cast in Steven Bochco's futuristic cop show for Fox, NYPD 2069. He also co-starred in the Tom Fontana-Barry Levinson drama pilot for HBO Baseball Wives and had a recurring role on the FX cop drama The Shield. Pino, who starred on the WB Network comedy series Men, Women & Dogs, is repped by Endeavor and manager Geordie Frey of GEF Entertainment.

Lumet heads 'Search' party for HBO movie

Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson have teamed with Sidney Lumet for Strip Search, a two-hour movie for HBO designed to air in two one-hour parts. Emmy winner Fontana is writing, and Lumet is set to direct the project, with Levinson and Fontana executive producing. The plot of the movie, now in development, is described as crime and punishment post-Sept. 11. The project is expected to carry the trademark gritty style of Levinson/Fontana -- the producing duo behind HBO's Oz and NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street -- and Lumet, director of such urban melodramas as Serpico, Prince of the City and Q & A. Strip Search marks the first collaboration between filmmakers Levinson and Lumet, who have 11 Oscar nominations between them. For Lumet, who got his start as a director in television in the 1950s, Strip Search will be the first telefilm he has directed since his adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play The Iceman Cometh for CBS in 1960. Lumet most recently executive produced and directed the A&E series 100 Centre Street. He is currently working on the feature" The Set-Up, starring Halle Berry and James Gandolfini. Levinson and Fontana, who are under a deal at HBO, most recently executive produced the drama series project Baseball Wives for the cable network. Fontana won a writing Emmy award for his work on Homicide: Life on the Street. Levinson and Fontana are repped by UTA.

Pino set to play future flatfoot on Bochco's '2069'

Pino set to play future flatfoot on Bochco's '2069'
Danny Pino is the first actor recruited for Steven Bochco's upcoming futuristic cop series NYPD 2069. The Fox Broadcasting Co. project, from Steven Bochco Prods. and Paramount Network Television, centers on Alex Franco, an NYPD detective from the year 2003 who was left brain-dead after a murder attempt, cryogenically frozen and awakened in 2069. Pino will co-star as a 28-year-old NYPD detective in 2069, a member of a four-person squad who keeps his emotions in check and is impressed by Franco, the new addition to the team, who eventually becomes his partner. Gregory Hoblit will direct the pilot for the show created by Bochco, Nicholas Wooton and Matt Olmstead. Pino co-starred in the Tom Fontana-Barry Levinson drama pilot Baseball Wives. He recently joined FX's cop drama The Shield as a recurring. Pino, who also co-starred in the WB Network's comedy series Men, Women & Dogs, is repped by Endeavor and manager Geordie Frey of GEF Entertainment.

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