Taraji P. Henson, James Caviezel join J.J. Abrams' 'Person of Interest'

taraji-p-henson-jim-caviezel-320.jpgThe latest round of pilot casting includes two leads in a J.J. Abrams-produced pilot, a growing "Battlestar Galactica" reunion on NBC's "17th Precinct" and more. The rundown:

"Person of Interest," the Abrams-produced drama at CBS, has found its leads. James Caviezel (last seen on AMC's "The Prisoner") will play a presumed-dead former CIA agent who works for a billionaire (the previously cast Michael Emerson) as a one-man police force, and Taraji P. Henson ("Boston Legal," "The Karate Kid") will play a detective who gets tied up in their crusade. [ Hollywood Reporter/ Vulture]

A third "Battlestar Galactica" regular has joined "BSG" exec producer Ron Moore's "17th Precinct." Tricia Helfer will play a necromancer/coroner in the cop show/fantasy hybrid; she joins Jamie Bamber and James Callis on the show. [ Deadline]

The CW's zombie drama "Awakening" has cast Lucy Griffiths (BBC America's "Robin Hood") as one of its leads. The show centers on two sisters in the early days of a zombie outbreak. [ Deadline]

Shonda Rhimes has recruited a familiar "Grey's Anatomy" face for her pilot "Damage Control." Jeff Perry, who plays Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) dad on "Grey's," will co-star in the new project about a crisis-management consultant (Kerry Washington). [ Hollywood Reporter]

Jeff Hephner ("Hellcats") has landed a starring role in NBC's drama "Playboy." He'll play a Playboy Club member who's a lawyer and has connections to the Chicago underworld. [ Deadline]

NBC's drama "Mann's World," starring Don Johnson as a salon owner trying to keep his edge, has added several people to its cast: Kelly Hu will play Johnson's wife, while Sandra Vergara (the younger sister of Sofia), JR Bourne and Caitlin Crosby will play stylists at Johnson's salon. [ Deadline/ Hollywood Reporter]

Nick Wechsler ("Roswell") has joined the cast of ABC's drama "Revenge," playing a character named Ben. [ Hollywood Reporter]

Also: Jean Smart ("Hawaii Five-0") has joined the Dan Goor medical comedy at NBC; Gabrielle Union ("FlashForward") has been cast in FOX's comedy "Little in Common"; Robin Givens ("Chuck") has come aboard another FOX comedy, "Tagged"; and British actor Joe Anderson ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn") will star in ABC's drama "The River." [ Deadline]
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