Perlman toasts TV gig
Former “Stacked” star Tom Everett Scott has landed a new gig, while “Cheers” alum Rhea Perlman is plotting a return to TV, and Dabney Coleman has signed on to play the father of Jenna Elfman, in the latest round of pilot castings Monday.
Also, fresh off his run in the Broadway musical “Wicked,” Christopher Fitzgerald has joined the cast of the WB’s untitled Kohan/Mutchnick project, while Heather Paige Kent (“That’s Life”) will star opposite Camryn Manheim in the Frog’s Flett-Giordano/Ranberg project.
It didn’t take Scott long to find another project after being released over the weekend from the cast of Fox’s new Pamela Anderson laffer “Stacked.” “That Thing You Do” thesp will now play Sam in ABC’s “love life,” the pilot formerly known as the untitled Kaplan/Elfont project.
Touchstone/Burke-Tarses laffer follows two groups of men and women who become friends when two of them start dating. Scott’s other credits include the short-lived ABC drama “Philly” and Fox’s “The Street,” as well as the feature “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.”
Perlman reunites with the producers behind CBS’ untitled Goldsmith/Yuspa comedy (also known as “Stroller Wars”), who were scribes on the thesp’s mid-’90s Eye laffer “Pearl.”
Perlman will play Penny in the Sony Pictures TV/Paramount pilot, opposite Tiffani Thiessen, Darren Ritchie, Benjamin King and Rebecca Creskoff.
Actress guested this season on “Kevin Hill,” and last starred in the CBS drama “Kate Brasher.”
Coleman, meanwhile, plays Elfman’s father on CBS’ “Everything I Know About Men.” Laffer, from Touchstone and Paramount, follows Elfman’s character as she navigates the worlds of her dad, boss and on-again/off-again boyfriend.
Thesp most recently starred on Eye’s “The Guardian.” Other more recent credits include the feature “Moonlight Mile” and “Stuart Little.”
Fitzgerald has signed on as Neil, a flamboyantly gay technician, in the WB’s Kohan/Mutchnick project (also known as “Twins” and “Good Eggs”). Warner Bros. TV is behind the show.
Fitzgerald’s other credits include “Boiler Room” and “Personal Velocity.”
Then there’s Kent, who starred in “That’s Life” as well as “Stark Raving Mad.” She’ll play Mary Ellen in the Manheim project, from Warner Bros. TV. Spencer Locke has also joined the show’s cast.
Other castings included Jacqueline Obradors as Sofia in ABC’s untitled Freddie Prinze Jr. project, and Dan Hunter as Triscuit in the WB’s “The Prince.” Both come from Warner Bros. TV.