Pilot Casting News: Roles for Ali Larter, Kal Penn

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A former Hero and  former doctor have both landed new pilot roles.

Ali Larter has been cast as the lead in The Asset, a Fox drama set in the CIA’s New York City headquarter. She will portray Anna King, an undercover photojournalist who travel around the world and gather intel for the agency.

  • An Ali Larter Photo
  • Penn Pic

Penn (House, How I Met Your Mother), meanwhile, has signed on  for the ABC sitcom Prairie Dogs, which centers on a cubicle employee who is the victim of identity theft... and ends up befriending the guy who stole his identity.

The former member of the Obama Administration will portray the cubicle worker.

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I'll tune in for Ali Larter, as I've always liked her.


Love that Ali is getting back in the game, hope her show gets picked. She is a great actress. Kal as a geek? That role was written for him! Lol!