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Thesp pair set to take off in pilots

Campos leads 'Wedding,' O'Mara added to 'Drift'

Bruno Campos has left the NBC drama pilot from Chris Sheridan, immediately sliding into the lead role on Fox’s “The Wedding Album.”

Also Thursday, “In Justice” star Jason O’Mara has been added to the cast of the ABC drama pilot “Drift,” alongside Chazz Palminteri.

O’Mara is in second position for “Drift” and will only join full time if that pilot is picked up to series and “In Justice” doesn’t continue. He’ll play Ray in “Drift,” which revolves around a New York City detective who suffers a major emotional trauma, leaving him with insomnia and little long-term memory.

O’Mara’s other credits include “The Agency” and “Band of Brothers.” “Drift” comes from Touchstone TV (as does “In Justice”).

As for Campos, thesp will now play Tony on “The Wedding Album,” an anthology about a wedding photog and his assistant, who attempt to find romance in their own lives while shooting the marriages of New York hotshots.

Campos, who most recently played serial killer the Carver in “Nip/Tuck,” had been set to play a museum thief and family man who lives next to his cop brother on the Sheridan project. No one has replaced him in the role; Eddie McClintock continues as the other brother.

“The Wedding Album” comes from Fox Television Studios, while the Sheridan pilot comes from 20th Century Fox TV.

In other casting news:

  • Sarah Carter (“Numbers”) is set for CBS’ “Shark” as Madeline Poe, an assistant D.A. who works with a famed attorney played by James Woods. Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the project, being directed by Spike Lee.

  • Rachel Perry has been added as young scientist Sunny on Fox’s drama pilot “Beyond,” from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.

  • Leslie Hope (“Commander in Chief”) has been added to the CW pilot “Runaway” as the wife of a man wrongly convicted of murder, and Jere Burns (“All of Us”) has been added to the ABC sitcom pilot “Help Me Help You.”

(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)

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