Shannon gives sitcoms another crack

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NBC

Casting — “Saturday Night Live” alum Molly Shannon is giving the sitcom world another crack, signing on to star in Peacock laffer “The Mastersons of Manhattan.”

Shannon will play Amanda Masterson, a New York socialite who’s on trial for murder in the pilot. Natasha Richardson plays her sister. Serialized laffer will be directed by James Burrows; Gary Janetti is exec producer-writer.

Shannon last starred in Fox’s “Cracking Up” and appeared in the theatricals “Little Man” and “Marie Antoinette.”

Casting — Robin Weigert (“Deadwood”) will play Damian Lewis’ boss, Lt. Davis, in the cop drama “Set for Life.”

ABC

Casting — Allison Munn (“What I Like About You”) has joined the comedy “Carpoolers” as Cindy.

Casting — Bailee Madison (“Bridge to Terabithia”) will play Brenna in the crime drama “Judy’s Got a Gun.”

Casting — Jennifer Esposito (“Spin City”) has landed the role of Angela in the comedy “Sam I Am,” about a woman with amnesia.

Fox

Casting — Onetime “Trapper John M.D.” star Gregory Harrison is ready to don scrubs again to play Dr. Richard Miller in the drama pilot “Nurses.” Also added to the cast: Brett Dalton as Dr. Kurt Taylor and Melinda Page Hamilton as Margo McDonald.

Casting — Oded Fehr (“Sleeper Cell”) is now a cast member on medical drama “The Cure.”

Casting — Johnny Sneed (“House”) will play Tommy in comedy pilot “The Rules for Starting Over,” which stars Craig Bierko as a new divorce who hits the dating scene with his pals. Shaun Majumder has also joined the cast as Dr. Bill.

CBS

Casting — JoAnna Garcia (“Reba”) has been added to drama “The Captain.”

CW

Casting — Ryan Merriman (“Final Destination 3”) will star in the drama pilot “Gravity.” Project follows rookie cops in Los Angeles.

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