“Awkward” star Wesam Keesh has been cast as a series regular in Fox’s “Zoobiquity” pilot, Variety has learned exclusively.
He joins a cast that includes Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver, Marsha Thomason and Antonia Bernath.
“Zoobiquity” is a light medical procedural that follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist (Raver) as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially challenged veterinarian (Facinelli) in an effort to tackle the most challenging cases with an untested brand of cross-species medicine.
Keesh — best known for playing Kyle on the MTV series “Awkward” — will play Zahid, Facinelli’s assistant at his veterinarian practice. The character is described as kind, strong-willed and a computer whiz.
“Zoobiquity” hails from “Bones” alums Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan, who wrote the TV adaptation, based on the best-selling “Zoobiquity” book, which examines the links between animals and humans when it comes to treating physical and behavioral ailments. The scribes will exec produce with Spencer Medof on the potential series that hails from 20th Century Fox, and “Zoobiquity” co-authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers are attached as producers.
Keesh’s other credits include “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Touch” and “The Mentalist.” He is repped by the Joseph Le Talent Agency and Stagecoach Entertainment.