Fox is all 'About' Dempsey

Fox has picked up About a Boy, a comedy pilot presentation with Patrick Dempsey attached to star. The project, based on Nick Hornby's novel and the 2002 movie starring Hugh Grant, is produced by Tribeca Prods., Working Title Films and Universal Network Television. In other casting news, Tamala Jones has been tapped to play Tracy Morgan's wife in his untitled comedy pilot for NBC, Bill Duke has joined the ABC drama pilot Karen Sisco, and Theresa Randle has been cast as the co-lead opposite Jennifer Esposito in the CBS drama pilot Violent Crime. Meanwhile, Missi Pyle (The Wayne Brady Show), Robin Bartlett (Mad About You), Geoff Stults (7th Heaven) and Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) have been cast in the untitled Jenny McCarthy comedy pilot for ABC, while Matt Czuchry (Eight Legged Freaks) was added to the cast of UPN's nanobot drama pilot.

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