02/09/2013 02:38 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2013

Jonathan Groff Heading To HBO About Gay Men In San Fransisco And More TV Pilot News

Jonathan Groff is HBO-bound.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Glee" actor will star in the premium cable network's comedy pilot about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco. In the untitled project, from "Bored to Death's" Sarah Condon and writer Michael Lannan, Groff will play the openly gay Patrick, who is a successful video-game developer, but is less successful in his personal life.

In more casting news ...

Aimee Teegarden is looking to return to TV. The "Friday Night Lights" alumna will play Emery, the central character in The CW's pilot "Oxygen." The pilot follows teenage Emery as she falls in love with an alien boy, one of nine extra terrestrials who've integrated into a suburban high school. [Deadline]

The CW has found its Mary Queen Of Scots. Australian actress Adelaide Kane has landed the lead in the network's pilot "Reign," which chronicles Mary Queen of Scots's rise to power, beginning as a 15-year-old girl, betrothed to Prince Francis. [Deadline]

"Damages" alum is heading to "NCIS: Red." Gillian Alexy, who played Gitta Novak on "Damages," joins the "NCIS: LA" spinoff as the brilliant, athletic, tough and beautiful Special Agent Claire. The backdoor pilot, which "revolves around a mobile team of agents forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes," will air as an installment of "NCIS: LA" this spring. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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