James Caan is eying a return to TV with a new ABC comedy pilot. According to TV Guide, Caan has joined the cast of Mark and Robb Cullen's untitled sports comedy.
In the pilot, Caan will play Terry Sr., a former baseball player and father of a recently divorced mom. The father and daughter are estranged, but circumstances bring them together. Look for the daughter to begin coaching her son's Little League team and to start to get drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
Caan starred in NBC's "Las Vegas" and will recur on "Magic City" Season 2.
In other pilot casting news ...
Kevin Pollak will co-star in "Beverly Hills Cop." Pollak will play Rodney Daloof, the in-house lawyer for the Beverly Hills Police Department in the CBS pilot from Shawn Ryan and Eddie Murphy. [THR]
Melissa Fumero will co-star opposite Andy Samberg in a Fox pilot. In the cop comedy about a diverse group of police officers, Fumero will play Amy, a smart detective who used to be a middle school teacher. [Deadline.com]
Kate Simses will star in "Mixology." The ABC pilot is set in a Manhattan bar and follows singles in search of love. [Deadline.com]