Paget Brewster part of NBC's 'Experiment'; Scott Foley plays 'Doctor' at CBS
Brewster has landed a starring role in an NBC comedy pilot called "My Life as an Experiment." The show is based on writer A.J. Jacobs' book "Guinea Pig Diaries" and will star comedian Jon Dore as a journalist who submits to a range of lifestyle experiments, from "radical honesty" to crashing the Oscars. Brewster will play his no-nonsense wife, TVLine reports.
Brewster's last episode of "Criminal Minds" airs Wednesday (March 16), but it may not be the last viewers see of her on the CBS show. Should "Experiment" not get picked up, the "Minds" producers have offered to make her an every-episode regular next season.
Other casting news:
Scott Foley, Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Boatman have come aboard CBS' drama "The Doctor." The show stars Christine Lahti as a woman who joins her family's medical practice after her husband's death. Foley (most recently seen on "Grey's Anatomy") will play Lahti's son, who's also a partner in the practice. MacLachlan ("How I Met Your Mother") is the third partner, a long-time friend of Lahti's husband, and Boatman ("The Good Wife," "Spin City") will play a doctor who becomes a mentor to Lahti's other child ( Eva Amurri). [ Deadline]
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Cheryl Hines has joined the cast of ABC's comedy "Suburgatory," which stars Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy as a father and daughter who move from Manhattan to the 'burbs. Hines will play a neighbor and unlikely sounding board for the new residents. [ EW]
Also: "Friday Night Lights" and "Trauma" alum Kevin Rankin has joined CBS' Redlich/Bellucci drama, along with Michael Gaston and Daya Vaidaya; Della Reese has been added to Marc Cherry's "Hallelujah" at ABC; Irish actor Colin O'Donoghue will star in ABC's drama "Identity"; comedian Nick Thune will star in NBC's comedy "I Hate That I Love You"; Terry Kinney ("Oz," "The Mentalist") has joined CBS' "Rookies"; and Brett Tucker ("McLeod's Daughters") has been cast in "Wonder Woman" at NBC. [ Deadline]