Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges are 'Masters of Sex'; Molly Shannon gets 'Enlightened'
Martindale has booked the ABC comedy pilot "Counter Culture," in which she would play the eldest (and bossiest) of three sisters who run a diner in west Texas. Martindale has also booked a guest-starring spot in Showtime's "Masters of Sex" pilot, the show chronicling 1960s sexual response researchers Masters and Johnson. She will play Miss Horchow, the by-the-book secretary of Masters. [ Deadline]
Speaking of "Masters of Sex," Beau Bridges has also been cast as University Chancellor Barton Scully, Masters' boss at the university. Both Martindale's and Bridges' roles are guest stars/chance of recurring. [Showtime]
In non-pilot casting news, "SNL" vet Molly Shannon has signed on to play a recurring role in Season 2 of "Enlightened" on HBO. Shannon will play Eileen, an executive assistant to the CEO of Abaddonn who unwittingly provides damning information about her boss. "Enlightened" just got a Best Actress Comedy win for star Laura Dern. [ Deadline]