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Pilot Watch: Power Ranking 10 Recent Casting Decisions

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 13, 2013 | Comments ()


2. Matthew Goode -- Joins the cast Showtime's Ridley Scott directed "The Vatican," as papal secretary Bernd Koch, "the pope's closest confidante, who has a very powerful perch within the inner circle of the Vatican."


3. Josh Holloway -- The former "Lost" star will play the lead in the CBS procedural, "Intelligence," about a cyber-command agent with a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

4. Greg Kinnear -- Based on an Australian series, Kinnear is the lead in Rake, about a "the chaotic and comedic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Joye (Kinnear), brilliant, frustratingly charming, and with zero filter."


5. Jennifer Beals -- Joins Showtime's "Venice," which is "a soap about the haves and the have-nots of California's most seductive city, Venice. It focuses on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the families battle for control of Venice."


6. Jonathan Groff -- Groff, of "Glee" and "Boss" fame,' joins an HBO comedy from the people behind "Bored to Death," about friends living the modern gay experience in San Francisco.


7. Maggie Lawson -- Lawson joins an untitled James Caan single-camera comedy as a single mother who moves in with her retired, alcoholic baseball player dad (Caan). "She reluctantly starts coaching her son Tommy's underdog Little League team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind."


8. Christina Ricci -- Will play the lead in "Girlfriend in a Coma," based on the Douglas Coupland novel about a woman who wakes up from a 17-year coma with a daughter from a pregnancy of which she was unawares.


9. Virginia Madsen -- Joins NBC's modern-day "Hatfields and McCoys' set in Pennsylvania, where the feud between the two families is reignited by another death.


10. Matt Jones -- Jones, who plays Badger on "Breaking Bad," has been added to the cast of Chuck Lorre's CBS sitcom "Mom," which has already cast Anna Faris as the mother, Alison Janney as her mother, and Nate Corddry. Jones will play the divorced father of the child.


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