Jeff Goldblum Is Headed To NBC And More Casting News
Can Jeff Goldblum fill the shoes of Sarah Silverman's ex-boyfriend? You better believe it.
The current "Glee" guest star is headed to NBC as Silverman's ex in the pilot for "Susan 313," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So what is "Susan 313" all about? Loosely based on Silverman's life, the show centers on a newly single woman who just got out of a long relationship. Goldblum steps in as her ex of 10 whopping years.
However, Goldblum shouldn't get too comfortable just yet -- he's currently only slated to guest star in the pilot, but that could change should the series get picked up.
In other casting news...
"A Gifted Man" actress is extending her CBS stay. Rachelle Lefevre is set to star in "Applebaum," where she'll play a former public defender-turned-private eye. [TVLine]
"Twilight Saga" Billy Burke isn't ditching the supernatural genre just yet. Burke, best known for playing Bella Swan's dad in the vampire flicks, is headed to NBC in J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke’s "Revolution" pilot. [TVLine]
From earlier this weekend...
Julia Stiles is headed back to the small screen. The former "Dexter" actress has joined NBC's "Midnight Run" as a cult specialist working with the FBI in Alaska. [TVLine]
Another "Cougar Town" star has signed for a new pilot. Dan Byrd will co-star opposite Ashley Tisdale in Louis C.K.'s untitled CBS comedy about a group of young people trying to achieve their dreams. The role is in second position to "Cougar Town" should ABC order a fourth season of the cult-hit comedy. [EW]
"House" actor Jesse Spencer has a new TV gig. Spencer will star as Matthew Casey in NBC's "Chicago Fire," NBC's firefight pilot from Dick Wolf. [TVLine]