Pilots: Sanz in 'Business' at NBC
Former 'SNL' star cast in comedy
Sanz has joined the comedy "Business Class," which he'll star in opposite Mark Valley. Also at NBC, Paul Reubens has joined "Area 52," and veteran actor Philip Baker Hall ("Zodiac," "Mrs. Harris") and Brooke D'Orsay ("Happy Hour") have been cast in the comedy "Wildlife," the showbiz trade papers report.
"Business Class" is a single-camera show about two rival soda salesmen (Sanz and "Boston Legal's" Mark Valley) who live their lives on the road. It will be the first regular prime-time gig for Sanz, who had an eight-year run on "Saturday Night Live" beginning in 1998.
His movie credits include "School for Scoundrels," "Boat Trip" and "The New Guy."
Reubens, coming off a guest spot on "30 Rock," will star in "Area 52" as an alien who's housed at a secret government facility. The comedian and alter ego of Pee Wee Herman also appears in "Reno 911! Miami."
"Wildlife" takes place at a wild-animal park. Hall, who co-stars in the FOX comedy "The Loop," has a long list of credits that includes "Boogie Nights," "The Truman Show," "The Practice" and a memorable guest spot on "Seinfeld."
D'Orsay was a regular on FOX's short-lived "Happy Hour" this season. She's also appeared in "Two and a Half Men" and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."