Chenoweth, Jackman, Close and Other Stage Stars Head Out for TV Pilot Season

News   Chenoweth, Jackman, Close and Other Stage Stars Head Out for TV Pilot Season
 
Top Broadway names like Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman and Glenn Close are among the stage stars attached to upcoming television pilots.
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth

With pilot season well underway, casting news for the possible coming fall shows reveals more and more stars being plucked from the stage.

Playbill.com offers a rundown of where you may find some of your favorite stage veterans soon.

 

 

  • "Action News" (Fox)
    Kelsey Grammar (My Fair Lady), Patricia Heaton (The Scene) and Ty Burrell (Burn This).  

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  • "All Fall Down" (ABC)
    Mary Steenburgen (Candida) and Anna Camp (The Scene).  

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  • "The Apostles" (Fox)
    Jessalyn Gilsig (Fifth of July), Keith Robinson ("Dreamgirls") and Shawn Hatosy (Roulette).  

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  • "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
    Johnny Galecki (The Little Dog Laughed) and Iris Bahr (Dai (enough)).  

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  • "Californication" (Showtime)
    Natascha McElhone (Honour - London), Evan Handler (Six Degrees of Separation) and Madeleine Martin (The Pillowman, ...Joe Egg).  

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  • "Canterbury's Law" (Fox)
    Ben Shenkman (Proof), Julianna Margulies (Festen) and Linus Roache (Richard II - London).  

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  • "The Captain" (CBS)
    Jeffrey Tambor (Glengarry Glen Ross).  

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  • "Cashmere Mafia" (ABC)
    Frances O'Connor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - London), Lucy Liu ("Chicago") and Julian Ovenden(Butley).  

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  • "Demons" (CBS)
    Harold Perrineau (Blue/Orange) and Ron Eldard (Doubt).  

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  • "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC)
    Pater Krause (After the Fall), Donald Sutherland (Ten Unknowns), Glenn Fitzgerald (Lobby Hero) and Jill Clayburgh (Barefoot in the Park). Craig Wright (Recent Tragic Events) pens.  

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  • "Eli Stone" (ABC)
    Jonny Lee Miller (Festen - London), Laura Benanti (Nine), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), James Saito (Durango) and Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd).  

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  • "Fort Pit" (NBC)
    Viola Davis (Intimate Apparel), Elias Koteas (Hot 'n' Throbbing), Cornell Womack (Talk Radio), James Badge Dale (Burleigh Grime$) and Michael Rispoli (Magic Hands Freddy).  

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  • "Fugly CBS)
    Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray).  

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  • "Imperfect Union" (TBS)
    Ashley Williams (The Shape of Things), George Wendt (Twelve Angry Men), Paula Cale (Rose's Dilemma), Bob Gunton (Sweeney Todd) and Beverly D'Angelo (Simpatico). Eric McCormack (The Music Man) executive produces.  

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  • "Insatiable" (Showtime)
    Andrea Martin (Oklahoma!) and Lara Flynn Boyle (The Vagina Monologues).  

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  • "Judy's Got a Gun" (ABC)
    Colm Feore (Julius Caesar).  

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  • "Life" (NBC)
    Adam Arkin (Brooklyn Boy) and Robin Weigert (Noises Off).  

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  • "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC)
    Brooke Shields (Wonderful Town), David Alan Basche (Snakebit), Matthew Morrison (Hairspray), Scott Cohen (Losing Louie) and David Norona (Jersey Boys).  

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  • "Los Duques" (CBS)
    Hector Elizondo (Sly Fox), Jimmy Smits (Anna in the Tropics) and Rita Moreno (The Ritz). Smits also executive produces.  

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  • "M.O.N.Y." (NBC)
    Bobby Cannavale (Hurlyburly).  

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  • "The Mastersons of Manhattan" (NBC)
    Jonathan Cake (Medea) and Natasha Richardson (A Streetcar Named Desire).  

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  • "Miss/Guided" (ABC)
    Judy Greer (Show People).  

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  • "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office" (ABC)
    Matthew Morrison (The Light in the Piazza) and Kathryn Hahn (Dead End - L.A.).  

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  • "Playing Chicken" (Fox)
    Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).  

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  • "Pushing Daisies" (ABC)
    Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked), Anna Friel (Closer), Lee Pace (Small Tragedy) and Swoosie Kurtz (Frozen).  

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  • "The Return of Jezebel James" (Fox)
    Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing! ), Dana Ivey (The Rivals), Michael Arden (The Times They Are A-Changin'). Scott Cohen (Losing Louie) and Parker Posey (Hurlyburly).  

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  • "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud" (CBS)
    Marisa Tomei (Salome).  

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  • "The Rules of Starting Over" (Fox)
    Craig Bierko (The Music Man).  

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  • "Sam I Am" (ABC)
    Christina Applegate (Sweet Charity) and Jean Smart (The Man Who Came to Dinner).  

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  • "Supreme Courtships" (Fox)
    Kate Burton (The Constant Wife), Bridget Regan (The Scottish Play) and Zachary Knighton (Birdy).  

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  • "Suspect" ( ABC)
    Charles S. Dutton (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom).  

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  • "Swingtown" (CBS)
    Josh Hopkins (Blackout - L.A.) and Miriam Shor (Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams).  

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  • "The Thick of It" (ABC)
    Oliver Platt (Shining City ) and Michael McKean (The Pajama Game).  

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  • "To Love and Die in L.A." (USA)
    Frances Fisher (The Cherry Orchard - L.A.) and Tim Matheson (True West).  

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  • "True Blood" (HBO)
    Anna Paquin (The Distance From Here) and Sam Trammell (Ah, Wilderness!).  

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  • Untitled "Grey's Anatomy" Spin-Off Project (ABC)
    Taye Diggs (Rent) and Tim Daly (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial).  

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  • "Untitled Project" (FX)
    Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard), Rose Byrne (La Dispute - Sydney), Tate Donovan (Lobby Hero) and Zeljko Ivanek (The Pillowman).  

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  • "Untitled Project" (ABC Family)
    Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls).  

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  • "Virgin of Akron, Ohio" (Lifetime)
    Brian Kerwin (After the Night and the Music) and Laurie Metcalf (All My Sons - L.A.).  

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  • "Viva Laughlin!" (CBS)
    Hugh Jackman (The Boy From Oz) executive produces and guest stars.  

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  • "Wildlife" (NBC)
    Philip Baker Hall (American Buffalo) and Christopher Sieber (Spamalot). Due to the expansive nature of television pilots, this list is not comprehensive.

     

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