Pilot Casting Scoops: Autumn Reeser, James Purefoy and More!

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This is shaping up to be a very exciting pilot season.

With numerous projects already given the green light across the television dial, networks have moved on to casting for their upcoming new projects. Among the roles that have caught our attention this week:

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Andre Braugher and Autumn Reeser will both star in Last Resort, the ABC drama created by The Shield scribe Shawn Ryan and focusing on a U.S. nuclear submarine crew who set up came on their own island.

James Purefoy will join Kevin Bacon on the untitled Kevin Williamson drama that will air on Fox and feature a serial killer (Purefoy) who takes advantage of technology to create his own cult of murderers.

Chi McBride and Kevin Alejandro will play partners on CBS pilot set in the world of cops and centering on a questionable new Police Commissioner.

Alona Tal will come on board Cult, the next CW series from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, which already features Jessica Lucas as the employee of a show on which some fans appear to be basing their own real-life crimes.

Alfred Molina will star as Chief of Surgery on David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General.

Ben Falcone will anchor a CBS sitcom produced by his wife, Melissa McCarthy. He'll portray a man forced to live with his parents again after losing a fortune in real estate.

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