October 30, 2012
Actress Mira Sorvino has signed on to star in TNT's drama pilot "Trooper," playing a divorced New York state trooper. CBS previously ordered a pilot episode of the project but didn't pick it up to series.
A&E has brought in actress Chloe Sevigny to star in its pilot "Whose Who Kill," playing a workaholic detective. Sevigny currently appears in FX's "American Horror Story."
TNT has added Rebecca Romjin to its pilot "King and Maxwell," playing a former secret service agent whoe becomes a private investigator. Romjin's most recently appeared on Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD:SUV."
Former "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall has signed on to produce and star in "Sensitive Skin," which will air on Canada's Movie Central and The Movie Network. Cattrall will executive produce the series with Don McKellar and Bob Martin.
Adult Swim has ordered 10 episodes of "Rick and Morty," an animated series from "Community" creator Dan Harmon and "Fish Hooks" writer Justin Roiland. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2014.
Brand strategy and design agency Lippincott has brought in Heather Stern, naming her chief marketing and communications officer. Stern was previously vice president of marketing at Millward Brown.
Paige Kobert has been named director of project management at Evolition Bureau, a digital and social media agency based in San Francisco. Kobert had been senior interactive producer and executive producer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has named Scott Hopeck market manager, in charge of Phoenix. Hopeck makes the move from the Atlanta market, where he had been director of sales.
Dana Yanni and Randy Morgan have been named senior sales executives at Matrix Solutions, which produces sales management software. Yanni joins from Black Box Network Services, Morgan from ComponentOne.
Actor Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of ABC's comedy pilot "Trophy Wife," starring opposite Malin Akerman. Whitford most recently guested on NBC's "Parks and Recreation."
"Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes is working on another series at the network, a sci-fi thriller called "MILA 2.0." Rhimes will serve as a producer on the project, which is currently in development. It will be written by Dave DiGilio.
ABC has ordered a script for the drama project "City Hall," to be written and executive produced by Gideon Yago. The former MTV News and CBS News man also writes for HBO's "The Newsroom."
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