Uncle Jesse may have landed another starring role, thanks to NBC.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Stamos has been cast as the lead in new drama pilot "I Am Victor," where he'll play Los Angeles' most sought-after divorce attorney, Victor Port, a charismatic man who is unapologetically blunt and has an original perspective on relationships.
The role has been compared to Hugh Laurie's "House," and the script comes courtesy of "The West Wing's" Mark Goffman. Stamos currently recurs on another NBC project, the Ryan Murphy/Ali Adler comedy "The New Normal."
In other pilot news ...
"The Selection" finds its star (again). Israeli actress Yael Grobglas has scored her first lead U.S. role as America Singer, one of 25 young women who compete to marry a prince and become the next queen of a war-torn nation, in The CW show described as a cross between "The Bachelor" and "The Hunger Games." Last development season, Aimee Teegarden had the role, but has since moved over to one of the network's other pilots, "Oxygen." [Deadline]
"A Gifted Man" actor joins "Hostages." Rhys Coiro has been cast in the Dylan McDermott/Toni Collette pilot at CBS, where he'll play Kramer, McDermott's character's brother-in-law, who is involved in a political conspiracy that results in Collette's character's family being taken hostage. [THR]
Michael Weston boards "Blink." The "House" alum will play Neal, the brother of a family man who ends up in a coma following an accident in the CW drama. [TVLine]