Pilot castings: Seth Gabel, Sam Neill, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Cromwell, Jessica Szohr and more

pilot-casting-seth-gabel-emmanuelle-chriqui-sam-neill-gi.jpgToday's biggest pilot castings include new roles for alumni from "Fringe," "Desperate Housewives" and "Gossip Girl," plus Sam Neill, Beau Bridges, Kyle MacLachlan and more:

  • Sam Neill ("Alcatraz") and Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage") have joined CBS' "The Ordained" opposite Charlie Cox priest-turned-lawyer

  • Seth Gabel ("Fringe") will play Roderick Usher, a district attorney from a prominent family, in ABC's horror soap "Gothica"

  • Ricardo Chavira ("Desperate Housewives") has landed the role of a divorced Latino father who clashes with the white parents (Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack) of his son's pregnant girlfriend in NBC's "Welcome to the Family"

  • James Cromwell ("American Horror Story: Asylum") will head up a powerful, and possibly criminal, Chicago family in ABC's "Betrayal"

  • Beau Bridges ("Stargate: SG-1") will play Will Arnett's father and Margo Martindale's estranged husband in the untitled Greg Garcia comedy at CBS

  • Jessica Szohr ("Gossip Girl") has booked the female lead as a FBI agent in FOX's "The List" opposite Michael Pena as a quirky Deputy U.S. Marshal

  • Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks" and recently "The Good Wife") is set as a mysterious billionaire in NBC's "Believe" from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

  • Dean Winters ("30 Rock") has joined NBC's soap "Westside" (formerly "Venice") as the brother-in-law of Jennifer Beals

  • Mackenzie Crook (the original "The Office") will play a robot designer in FOX's untitled sci-fi buddy cop pilot also from Bad Robot

  • Kim Wayans ("In Living Color") has booked a role as a paralegal in CBS' romantic legal thriller "Reckless"

  • Elizabeth Pena (Gloria's mother on "Modern Family") will play John Leguizamo's mother in the actor's untitled semi-autobiographical comedy pilot at ABC

  • Camille Guaty ("The Vampire Diaries") has been cast as an aspiring CIA agent opposite Rob Corddry in ABC's comedy "Spy"
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