NeNe Leakes, David Lyons to Star in New Pilots

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A former Real Housewives and a former fake superhero lead our latest pilot casting rundown...

NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Glee) will team up again with Ryan Murphy on The New Normal, an NBC comedy about a gay couple and their surrogate mother. If picked up, Leakes will play a recurring character named Rocky.

NeNe Leakes as Coach Roz
As The Cape

David Lyons (The Cape) has been cast in the new drama from JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke NBC drama pilot. The actor will play one of the survivors in a world where all types of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.

Erik Palladino will reside in 666 Park Avenue on ABC as the recurring character of Tony Demeo.

Trent Ford (The Vampire Diaries) will take Shelter on The CW. This drama will be set at a historic New England summer resort and Ford will portray Tyler Green, a former British rock star staying in the penthouse.

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