The CW has finally ordered its first comedy pilot — with Nick Lachey in talks to star — while comedian Chris Elliott (“Get a Life”) is plotting his return to television.
Lachey is negotiating to topline the CW’s “She Said, He Said,” a half-hour laffer about the age-old battle of the sexes. Dan Berendsen (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is writing the project with Heidi Clements.
Berendsen and Garry Hart are the exec producers behind “She Said, He Said,” which comes from CBS Paramount Network TV and Warner Bros. TV.
Beyond MTV’s “Newlyweds,” Lachey’s TV chops include guest stints on “Charmed” and “Hope & Faith.” He also starred in last season’s unaired ABC pilot “Hot Mom.”
As for Elliott, he’ll star in the new CBS comedy pilot “You’ve Reached the Elliotts.”
Elliott will play a version of himself, a modest Hollywood star balancing his life as a husband and father of two teenagers.
Elliott is exec producing with Rob DesHotel (“That ’70s Show”) and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. The Tannenbaum Co. is behind the laffer, along with Warner Bros. TV.
Elliott’s other credits include “There’s Something About Mary.” His last regular TV series was “The Naked Truth.”
In other casting news Wednesday:
- Ashley Scott (“Birds of Prey”) will play Emily in the CBS drama “Jericho,” from CBS Paramount Network TV.
- Erin Daniels (“The L Word”) will star as the title character in the Fox comedy “Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter,” from 20th Century Fox TV.
- Richard Coyle (“Topsy-Turvy”) is set as “Cryptic Man” in the Eye’s comicbook pilot “Ultra,” from CBS Paramount Network TV.
- Julius Carry (“JAG”) will star as team coach Sonny in the Fox laffer pilot “The 12th Man,” from 20th Century Fox TV.
- Issac Webster is onboard as Robaire in ABC’s “Hollis & Rae,” the Steven Bochco pilot from Touchstone TV.
- Jenica Bergere (“King of Queens”) will play Elizabeth, the ex-wife of the lead character (played by Al Murray), in Fox’s comedy pilot “Union Jackass.” Twentieth Century Fox TV produces.
- Jessica Stroup has been cast as Madeleine Stowe’s daughter in the Fox drama pilot “Southern Comfort,” from 20th Century Fox TV.
- Pascale Hutton (“Dead Like Me”) is onboard as single doctor Georgia on NBC’s “The Singles Table,” from 20th Century Fox TV.