ABC nabs Braugher, Chalke

TV vets take pilot starring roles

ABC has cast Andre Braugher and Sarah Chalke as leads in drama and comedy pilots, respectively.

Braugher will front ”The Last Resort,” from Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek via Sony Pictures TV. Pilot centers on a renegade submarine crew that feels compelled to declare independence as a sovereign nation. Marney Hochman Nash and director Martin Campbell are also exec producing.

Chalke was signed to star in ”How To Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life,” from Claudia Lonow via 20th Century Fox and Imagine Television. Chalke will play a recently divorced single mom who moves in with her eccentric parents. Brian Gracer, Ron Howard and Francie Calfo will also exec produce.

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