Pilot Scoops: Mindy Project's Amanda Setton Is Crazy, Patrick Fugit Gets Reckless and More

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Pilot Scoops: Mindy Project's Amanda Setton Is Crazy, Patrick Fugit Gets Reckless and More
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Pilot Scoops: Mindy Project's Amanda Setton Is Crazy, Patrick Fugit Gets Reckless and More

Former Mindy Project actress Amanda Setton has rebounded with a role in CBS’ comedy pilot Crazy Ones, TVLine has learned.

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From David E. Kelley, the project stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a pair of father/daughter owners of an ad agency. Setton — whose other credits include One Life to Live and Gossip Girl — plays a copy editor at the company.

In other pilot casting news…

• Patrick Fugit — best known for his starring role in Almost Famous – has nabbed the lead in the ABC drama Reckless. He’ll play David, a resourceful problem solver doing all he can to free his wife, who has been unjustly imprisoned overseas during a political uprising. When stymied by an overly diplomatic U.S. government, he’s forced to consider questionable tactics to secure her release.

CBS’ comedy pilot Super Clyde has cast Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Rupert Grint’s older sister, Faith. The prospective series, from Raising Hope EP Greg Garcia, follows a fast food worker (Grint) who decides to become a super hero.

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Erik Jensen (CSI) will co-star opposite Jason Lee in CBS’ Second Sight, a drama project centering on a New Orleans detective concealing an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying anxiety dreams and hallucinations.

ABC’s untitled John Leguizamo comedy has added Luke Ganalon (Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23) to its cast. The potential series is based on the actor-comedian’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the Upper West Side of New York.

Which castings have your interest piqued?


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