TV Casting News
The Ringer didn't exactly work out for Sarah Michelle Gellar, but the Buffy actress isn't letting that get her down: she will star opposite Robin Williams in the David E. Kelley-produced comedy pilot, Crazy Ones. In case you're wondering, yes, I just casually mentioned that Robin Williams is coming back to TV -- no big deal. Gellar and Williams will play a father-daughter pair working for an advertising agency. I can see these two hitting it off well onscreen, so now we'll just have to see if the script is up to the task.
Friday Night Lights vet Kyle Chandler has been playing it smart on the big screen lately, landing supporting roles in two of this year's biggest films, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. Now Chandler is tackling another controversial topic: the inner workings of the Catholic Church. The actor will star in The Vatican as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, an archbishop whose forward-thinking ideas don't sit too well with the stuffy folks at the Vatican. Airing on Showtime and directed by Ridley Scott, the pilot is practically guaranteed to stir up a discussion and earn at least one full season.
Kyle Chandler (Getty)
After being written off of Breaking Bad years ago and losing her role in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 to low ratings, Krysten Ritter is back on the scene with the leading role in Assistance, an upcoming NBC comedy pilot from producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Ritter stars as Nora, an anxious and intense assistant, eager to produce movies and caught in a love triangle. The premise sounds a little uninspired, but Ritter hasn't let us down yet, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.
Jack McBrayer Slips into The Middle
We'll all miss Jack McBrayer's lovable turn as 30 Rock's wholesome page Kenneth, but it looks like McBrayer isn't out of the TV game just yet. The funnyman will hop aboard ABC's The Middle in the possibly recurring role of dentist Ted Goodwin, described by the network as "boyish." Come on ABC, it's Jack McBrayer -- tell us something we don't know.