Alley ‘Divine’ for Fox

White joins ABC's 'Wives'

Fox: Casting — Kirstie Alley (“Fat Actress”) will play the title role in “The Minister of Divine,” a half-hour based on the Britcom “The Vicar of Dibley.” Laffer, from 20th Century Fox TV, is about a rebellious woman who ends up minister of her small-town church.

Casting — Cole Hauser (“The Break Up”) will play one of the two lead cops on “K-Ville,” the New Orleans-set drama from 20th Century Fox TV.

Casting — Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70 Show”) is onboard to play Justice Henry Greenberg on “Supreme Courtships,” from 20th Century Fox TV.

ABC: Casting — Brian White (“Stomp the Yard”) will play Kyle in Touchstone-produced “Football Wives,” the remake of the hit Blighty sudser “Footballers Wive$.” He’ll play the fiance of Chardonnay Lane (Gabrielle Union).

CW: Pickup — Untitled Maggie Friedman Project, a half-hour about a young life coach/witch in New York who uses her magical powers to help others solve their problems. Friedman wrote the pilot and will exec produce with Becky Hartman-Edwards. Warner Bros. TV is producing.

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