Wolf ready for law
Staffing — Helmer Betty Thomas (“John Tucker Must Die”) has become the latest feature director to attach herself to a CW project She’ll direct the pilot for “Dash 4 Cash,” the CBS Par-produced comedy that spoofs the reality genre. Thomas directed the pilot for Fox’s “The Loop.”
Casting — Diedrich Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”) has joined “Skip Tracer.” Thesp will next be seen in the feature “Balls of Fury.”
Casting — Melanie Griffith, last seen on the WB laffer “Twins,” will guest in the pilot for “Viva Laughlin.” There’s a chance the thesp could return on a recurring basis if the skein is greenlit to series.
Casting — Scott Wolf, recently seen in ABC’s critically acclaimed but short-lived “The Nine,” is set to star in the Alphabet’s untitled Sachs/Judah comedy. Pilot revolves around co-workers at a law firm. Wolf came to fame on the drama “Party of Five.”
Casting — Add two more to the growing two-hour “Grey’s Anatomy” episode that could potentially turn into a spin-off for fall: Amy Brenneman (“Judging Amy”) and Merrin Dungey (“Alias”).
Brenneman will play Violet on the seg, while Dungey will play Naomi. They join a cast led by Kate Walsh. ABC TV Studio produces.
Casting — Emmy winner Christina Applegate has joined the laffer pilot “Sam I Am” in the lead role, as a woman with amnesia. Thesp, seen in the film “Anchorman,” starred in the series “Married … With Children” and “Jesse.” She won the Emmy for her recurring role as Amy on “Friends.”
Also joining “Sam I Am”: Tim Russ (“Star Trek: Voyager”) will play Frank.
Casting — Brianne Davis (“Jarhead”) is on board “I’m With Stupid,” the half-hour being directed by Peter Farrelly for NBC U TV Studio.