Anthony Stewart Head is eying a return to American TV with The CW's "The Selection."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Head will play King Clarkson, the ruler of a future nation in the "Hunger Games"-esque pilot that's set 300 years in the future. The drama centers on a young woman selected at random to compete against other women for a prince's hand in marriage.
The pilot also stars Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham and Lucien Laviscount. The CW produced a pilot for "The Selection" last development season, but the network decided to retool it for this season.
In other pilot news ...
Matthew Lillard will co-star in "I Am Victor." Lillard will play the best friend of John Stamos' title character. [Deadline.com]
"Gossip Girl" veteran Jessica Szohr has joined "The List." Szohr will star opposite Michael Pena in the Fox pilot as an FBI agent. [TVLine]
Bill Engvall will star in TBS's "Do It Yourself." In the TBS comedy, co-starring "Chuck's" Ryan McPartlin, Engvall will play a former executive who is reduced to working a minimum wage job after his company fails. [THR]
Scott Bakula has joined Geena Davis' TNT pilot. On the bounty hunter drama, Bakula will play Davis' ex-husband, a detective. [TVLine]