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'Friday Night Lights' Alum Books New Medical Drama, Vanessa Williams Goes Supernatural And More TV Casting News

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Zach Gilford, Vanessa Williams and Luis Guzman have all booked pilots
Zach Gilford, Vanessa Williams and Luis Guzman have all booked pilots

Another "Friday Night Lights" alum has booked their return to TV. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Zach Gilford's new gig, reporting that he's joined Josh Berman's ("Drop Dead Diva") untitled medical drama pilot for Fox, starring opposite "My Boys" alum Jordana Spiro.

The show is about Grace Devlin (Spiro), a young surgeon who gets tangled up with the Chicago mob and is forced to moonlight a mafia doctor to repay a debt. Gilford is set to play her wealthy coworker at the hospital, Dr. Brett Robinson. William Forsythe, James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer and Jamie Lee Kirchner co-star.

In other casting news ...

Vanessa Williams has booked her post-"Desperate Housewives" gig. Williams has joined ABC's "666 Park Avenue," the supernatural pilot about a couple that signs on to manage a historic apartment building in New York City. Williams will play the building owner's (Terry O'Quinn) wife. [TVGuide.com]

"Nip/Tuck" alum Julian McMahon and Angela Bassett close to joining new CIA drama pilot. The "Untitled Karyn Usher Project" at Fox would have McMahon playing a rogue CIA agent and Bassett as his boss. [TVLine]

Luis Guzman has joined ABC comedy pilot. "Counter Culture" is about three aging sisters (Doris Roberts and Margo Martindale have nabbed two of those roles) who run their West Texas family diner together. Guzman will play the diner's cook. [THR]

Claire Forlani has booked the lead in ABC's drama pilot "Scruples," based on the Judith Krantz novel. Boris Kodjoe also has joined the cast. [TVLine]

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