CBS picks up ensemble comedy

CW makes 'Dash 4 Cash'

CBS

Pickup — The Untitled Scott Silveri project (formerly “Up All Night”), a half-hour multicamera ensemble laffer about the folks who stay awake during the wee hours while the rest of the world sleeps. Silveri (“Joey,” “Friends”) wrote the pilot and will exec produce via Warner Bros. TV.

CW

Pickup — “Dash 4 Cash,” a half-hour, scripted behind-the-scenes skein about a race-themed reality show in which six teams compete against each other. Boyce Bugilari and Jamie McLaughlin wrote the pilot and will exec produce via CBS Paramount Network TV. Kelsey Grammer and Steve Stark are exec producing.

Fox

Casting — Anthony Anderson has joined the cast of the 20th Century Fox TV pilot “K-Ville.” Project revolves around cops in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Anderson’s TV credits include “The Shield,” “Veronica Mars” and “All About the Andersons.” He appeared in features “The Departed,” “Hustle & Flow” and “Kangaroo Jack.”


Casting — Katheryn Winnick has been added to “Philadelphia General.” Drama revolves around nurses at a major metropolitan hospital; 20th Century Fox TV produces. Winnick’s credits include “House,” “CSI: NY” and “Criminal Minds.”

ABC

Directing — Will MacKenzie (“Reba”) will direct “See Jayne Run,” about a businesswoman who’s successful at work but struggles at home as a single mom. MacKenzie’s other recent credits include “Scrubs” and “My Wife and Kids.”

Directing — John Fortenberry (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) will helm the comedy pilot “American Family,” which follows the world of an upper-middle-class clan. Fortenberry’s recent directing also includes “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Love Monkey” and the telepic “Underfunded.”

Casting — Matt Lanter (“Heroes”) will play Isaac, an undercover narc posing as a high school student, on the drama pilot “Judy’s Got a Gun.” Lanter, who had a holding deal at ABC, also recently recurred on CBS’ “Shark.”

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