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Liu joins ‘Mafia’

Ackerman to direct Silveri comedy

CBS

Staffing — Andy Ackerman (“Seinfeld”) has inked to direct the untitled Scott Silveri comedy from Warner Bros. TV. Helmer’s credits include the CBS hits “Rules of Engagement” and “Old Christine.”

Casting — Eddie Matos will play Henry Duque, the youngest brother of Jimmy Smits, in the untitled Cynthia Cidre project from CBS Par Network TV and ABC TV Studio. Past credits include guest turns on “In Justice” and “Pepper Dennis.”

ABC

Casting — Lucy Liu, who last regularly starred on the small screen in “Ally McBeal,” is giving TV another shot. Coming off a guest appearance on the Alphabet’s “Ugly Betty,” Liu has signed on to play Dylan, one of the four female execs and buddies who make up the “Cashmere Mafia.” Drama, from Sony Pictures TV and Darren Star, is set in New York.

Casting — Kathleen Rose Perkins (“Help Me Help You”) will play Zoe Sherman on the half-hour cop-based untitled Victoria Pile project, from CBS Par Network TV and ABC TV Studio.

Casting — Kym Whitley (“Standoff”) is set to play Theresa in the untitled Sachs/Judah comedy project about life at a law firm.

Fox

Presentation — “Skyler’s Revolution,” from Warner Horizon TV, is a gonzo comedy/reality semi-scripted show that centers on real people who are taken out and sent to live out various adventures. Skyler Stone (Comedy Central’s “Con”) stars and will exec produce; McG (whose Wonderland shingle is also involved) will exec produce as well, along with Trip Taylor.

Other cast members attached include Ahmed Ahmed, Jesse Heiman, Zach Johnson, Jessica Coccoli and Matt Wheeler.

Casting — Jessalyn Gilsig (“Nip/Tuck”) will play Christine Rydell on the cop drama “The Apostles,” from 20th Century Fox TV.

Castings — Aimee Garcia (“George Lopez”) will play Montana the weather girl in the 20th Century Fox TV laffer “Action News,” which has a series commitment from the Fox net. Also, Paul Campbell is aboard to play Nate the news director on the show, which stars Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton as news anchors.

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