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Anthony Stewart Head Joins 'The Selection' And More Pilot News

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Anthony Stewart Head joins The CW's "The Selection." | Getty Images

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]

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