03/28/2012 10:48 am ET

Nestor Carbonell Joins 'Smart One,' An ABC Pilot, And More Casting News

Nestor Carbonell may be trading drama for comedy. The "Lost" vet, who currently stars on The CW's "Ringer," is headed to ABC's comedy pilot "Smart One."

According to TVLine, Carbonell will play Jude (Portia de Rossi)'s wealthy, real-estate developer ex-boyfriend. Executive produced by De Rossi's wife Ellen Degeneres, the buzzed-about comedy pilot stars De Rossi and Malin Akerman as sisters with very different personalities. De Rossi plays the whip-smart Jude, while Akerman co-stars as the far less smart, Candy.

In addition to "Ringer" and "Lost," Carbonell has had guest-starring roles on "Wilfred," "Psych," and more.

In other casting news...

Trent Ford has joined "Shelter."
The "Vampire Diaries" actor has landed a co-starring role on the resort-set CW drama pilot "Shelter" as a former British rockstar who heads to the inn that the series is based around. [TVLine]

Roger Bart gets "Grimm." Bart is headed to the NBC series to portray Wildermann, a bearded character who appears in an episode about the legend of Big Foot. [EW]

Sara Canning is headed back to "The Vampire Diaries."
On the one-year anniversary of the death of her character Aunt Jenna, Canning will reclaim her role in a series of flashbacks in the CW series. [Zap2it]

Jonathan Silverman heads to "Chelsea General."
Silverman has landed a guest spot on the TNT medical drama as an internist who becomes involved with heart surgeon Sidney Napur, played by Sarayu Rao. [TVLine]