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Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis To Star In CBS Drama And More Casting News

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Dennis Quaid has signed to star in a new CBS cowboy drama.
Dennis Quaid has signed to star in a new CBS cowboy drama.

It's official: Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis are bringing the Western back. According to EW, Chiklis and Quaid will star in CBS's new '60s-set drama about a real-life rodeo cowboy who becomes a sheriff.

Quaid will play Ralph Lamb, a Las Vegas lawman. Chiklis has been cast as Johnny Savino, a mob fixer from Chicago. Look for the characters to clash, naturally.

If the show makes it to series, it will be Quaid's first series regular role. Chiklis is no stranger to TV, having headlined ABC's "No Ordinary Family" and FX's "The Shield" in recent years.

In other TV casting news ...

Lily Tomlin is playing mom to Reba McEntire.
The funnylady will co-star opposite McEntire in ABC's "Malibu Country." The show follows McEntire's central character as she attempts to restart her singing career after a divorce. [THR]

Mira Sorvino is close to strapping on a gun for CBS's "Trooper."
The Oscar winner is in talks to headline the Jerry Bruckheimer drama about a New York State Trooper. [TVLine]

Rachel Dratch has a new sitcom home.
The "Saturday Night Live" veteran will co-star in NBC's new comedy pilot "Lady Friends," opposite Andrea Anders. [TVGuide.com]

Scott Foley has signed on for "The Goodwin Games."
Foley will play Henry, one of three kids vying for their father's fortune. "Ugly Betty" veteran Becki Newton will play his sister in the series. [THR]

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