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Alicia Silverstone Cast As Lead In Lifetime's 'HR' And More Pilot Casting News

02/25/2013 10:28 pm 22:28:44

The actress, who most recently visited her "Clueless" co-star Jeremy Sisto for a stint on "Suburgatory," will play "the uptight Director of Human Resources for a global company who, after a head injury alters her outlook on life, throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits."

Deadline reports that although the pilot was initially ordered last year, the pickup was contingent upon casting a recognizable lead, so the network spent time making sure that they'd found the right actress for the job.

In other pilot news ...

"Pan Am" star makes "Two Wrongs" for Fox. Kelli Garner will play Jenny, one half of the comedy's central couple who have to contend with the fact that boyfriend Nick's parents don't like Jenny all that much -- especially after she left him at the altar seven years prior. [The Hollywood Reporter]

"Malcolm in the Middle" star joins Amazon comedy pilot. Chris Masterson will play idealistic cub reporter Scott West in "The Onion Presents: The News," a new scripted comedy about the inner workings of The Onion News Network. [Deadline]

Patrick Flueger joins NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys" pilot. "The 4400" alum will play Jack McCoy, "a street-smart, hot-headed guy who is fiercely loyal to his family and love of Pittsburgh, where he runs a sports bar." His "Scoundrels" co-star Virginia Madsen is once again playing his mother. [THR]

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