Howard will play a deputy D.A. on the NBC skein that also tapped Alfred Molina for a prosecutor role last week.
Voters mainly stuck to their guns in the Emmy drama nominees, with four of their six selections this year having received a nomination in this category in past years.
Exec shuffles include Anne Bentley, Maggie Mac-Connell and Ryan Adams.
In 2006, CAA's Richard Lovett initiated what may be Hollywood's biggest-ever gamble on sports.