Pilots: ABC's 'Money' Bags a Baldwin
Titus, Kurtz also at ABC; Sands joins NBC's 'Jungle'
He's one of several actors signing on to ABC pilots, along with Swoosie Kurtz ("Huff"), Christopher Titus ("Titus") and Eric Christian Olsen ("The Loop"). NBC, meanwhile, has inked Brian Benben ("Dream On"), Julian Sands ("24"), David Alan Basche ("United 93"), David Norona and Kelvin Yu.
Baldwin ("The Squid and the Whale") has joined ABC's drama pilot "Dirty Sexy Money," about an idealistic lawyer (Peter Krause) and the rich family he works for. Baldwin will play a member of that family, a senator with some secrets he'd rather keep secret.
He starred with Joe Pantoliano in CBS' picked up-but-unaired drama "Waterfront" this season and in the indie film "Adrift in Manhattan," which debuted at Sundance last month. He also appears in "Park" and "American Fork," both of which are screening at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival this week.
Also at ABC, comedian Titus will star with Michael Vartan and Dylan McDermott in an untitled drama about four high-level businessmen who are friends. Peyton List ("Windfall") has also been cast as McDermott's daughter.
Kurtz will play series lead Lee Pace's aunt in "Pushing Daisies," in which Pace discovers he can resurrect the dead with his touch. She won a guest-acting Emmy in 1990 and has been nominated numerous other times, including each of the past two years for her work on "Huff."
Sullivan, coming off FOX's "The Loop," will star in an untitled comedy from former "Friends" writer-producer Shana Goldberg-Meehan. His credits also include "Beerfest" and "Tru Calling."
At NBC, Sands, Basche and Norona ("Six Feet Under") have all joined the drama "Lipstick Jungle." Sands will play the husband of Kim Raver's character and Basche her boss. Norona will play a co-worker of Brooke Shields' character.
Benben will co-star in the Peacock's comedy "The Mastersons of Manhattan," about two socialite sisters (Molly Shannon and Natasha Richardson). He'll play the attorney defending Shannon's character against murder charges.
Also, Yu ("Studio 60," "Grandma's Boy") has joined another NBC comedy, "Area 52."