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‘Charlie’ rubs CBS the right way

Wolf to star in Palmer-written sitcom

CBS has squeaked in another comedy pilot, adding “Rubbing Charlie” to its roster.

Project, from Big Ticket Television, revolves around an altruistic doctor who realizes he doesn’t know what he wants out of life. Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) will star in the sitcom, which was written by Tom Palmer.

Wolf, who’s repped by UTA and Brillstein-Grey, also starred in the features “Go” and “White Squall.”

Meanwhile, also on the casting front, Kelly Rowan (“187”) has joined the cast of Fox drama pilot “The O.C.,” where she’ll star opposite Peter Gallagher. Rowan, who’s repped by Levine Management and ICM, will play a wealthy Newport Beach heiress in the Warner Bros. pilot. Her other credits include NBC’s “Boomtown.”

As producers prepare to roll tape on this season’s pilots, other recent castings include the following:

  • Faizon Love (“Blue Crush”) has joined the cast of ABC’s untitled comedy pilot starring Kevin Hart. Love, who’s repped by APA and Fusion, will star as Hart’s cousin Warren. Love’s recent credits include “Wonderland,” “The Fighting Temptations” and “Torque.”

    The Hart laffer comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.

  • Warner Bros. and First Move have rounded out the cast for “Chasing Alice,” the WB drama inspired by the “Alice in Wonderland” mythology.

    Project revolves around a female Scotland Yard inspector who moves to New York to find her sister Alice — and runs into a crazy cast of characters. Joining previously announced stars Sophia Winkleman and Theresa Russell is Shemar Moore (“Birds of Prey,” “Soul Train”), who will play Lionel.

    Also added to the cast are Ivana Milicevic (“Mind of the Married Man”) as Dinah, Greg Serano (“The Postman”) as Adam, Al Sapienza (“Lethal Weapon 4”) as Blanc and Zack Ward (“Titus”) as Eclipse.

  • Kal Penn (“National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”) has joined the cast of NBC’s “Homeland Security” as Harrison. Project comes from Paramount Network TV. Penn is repped by Gold Liedtke and Evolution.

  • Josh Braaten (“Dumb and Dumberer”) has been added to the cast of ABC’s Tom Hertz project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Brad Grey TV.

  • In other pilot news, ABC has rolled its untitled hotel drama from Armyan Bernstein to midseason. Project, about life in a luxury hotel, comes from Warner Bros. TV.

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