The Emmy winner has joined the cast of the CBS comedy pilot being put together by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. There, she will play Kyle Bornheimer’s best gal pal.
Speaking of Emmy winners, John Larroquette – a recent ‘Parks and Recreation’ guest star – has joined ‘Pleading Guilty,’ the Fox drama pilot starring Jason Isaacs (‘Brotherhood’) as a cop-turned-attorney. Larroquette will play the managing partner at Isaacs’ firm – familiar territory for the former ‘Boston Legal’ lawyer.
In other pilot casting news, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter:
• Oscar winner Sissy Spacek has landed the lead in the untitled medical drama being produced for CBS by ‘ER’ auteur John Wells. In a role originally envisioned for a man, Spacek will play the visionary leader of a group of mobile medics who travel the country treating people. Upping the ante is the fact that Spacek’s character is contending with cancer/chemo treatments all the while, and counts her daughter (played by ‘Twilight’s Rachelle Lefevre) among her team.