Made in Jersey‘s Toni Trucks is joining NBC’s upcoming Do No Harm on a recurring basis, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The actress, who played receptionist Cyndi Vega on the cancelled CBS legal drama, appeared in Do No Harm‘s pilot but couldn’t continue with the show due to her Jersey schedule.
Now that Trucks is free again, she’ll appear as Dr. Patricia Rivers in at least three additional episodes of the Jekyll-and-Hyde-inspired medical drama – which stars Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me) as a neurosurgeon with an alter ego who may not have the doc’s best interest at heart.
Trucks’ other TV credits include House, Veronica Mars and CSI: NY. She also played American Nomad vampire Mary in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.
Do No Harm bows Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10/9c.
The fall TV season has seen its first casualty.
CBS has pulled Made in Jersey from its Friday-night lineup and will replace it with new episodes of Undercover Boss beginning Nov. 2, the network announced Wednesday.
NCIS reruns will take over the show’s time slot, Friday night at 8 p.m., this week and on Oct. 26. On Oct. 19, it will be replaced by a rerun of Hawaii Five-0. The revised schedule also moves CSI: NY to 9 p.m.
Made in Jersey, about a young attorney (Janet Montgomery) who tries to juggle her career at a high-powered Manhattan law firm with her brash Italian family back in New Jersey, struggled in its first two outings and was the lowest-rated new series of the fall.
A CBS spokesperson would not confirm that the lineup shuffle means the show has been definitively canceled, but it’s a pretty safe bet.
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Made in Jersey has enlisted Eric Stoltz for November sweeps, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Stoltz will play Marcus Wheaton, the controlling leader of Wheaton Farms, a compound that houses a cult. Martina (Janet Montgomery) will represent the parents of a girl who ran away to live with the cult.
The 51-year-old actor-turned-director, who recently directed an episode of Made in Jersey has also helmed episodes of Glee, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Made in Jersey airs Fridays at 9/8c on CBS.
The desks at Made in Jersey‘s Stark & Rowan law firm continue to fill.
Megalyn Echikunwoke, who played 90210 sorority president Holly, will be a series regular on the CBS legal drama, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.
The actress is the second regular the show has cast in the past month; she follows Ringer actor Kristoffer Polaha, who will play Nolan, a spoiled-yet-charming third-year associate at the firm.
Made in Jersey is the story of how working-class Jersey girl Martina Garretti (Human Target’s Janet Montgomery) shows her stuffy New York law-firm colleagues a thing or two. The drama also stars Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) and Donna Murphy (Hack).
Echikunwoke’s character, Riley, is the daughter of an ambassador and a Silicon Valley pioneer — giving her a sophisticated, worldly flair that makes her an asset to any case involving international clients. The striking second-year associate at Stark & Rowan will be a natural foil for Martina, whose worldview (and travel experience) is rather limited in comparison.
Echikunwoke’s other TV credits include 24, That ’70s Show, The 4400 and CSI: Miami. She most recently appeared as April on Showtime’s House of Lies.
Jersey will debut Friday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c, between CSI: NY and Blue Bloods.
CBS’ Made in Jersey legal drama is bringing in a Ringer.
Kristoffer Polaha, who played Henry opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar on The CW’s one-and-done mystery series, is now a series regular on the upcoming CBS freshman, TVLine has learned.
Made in Jersey follows Martina Garretti (played by Human Target’s Janet Montgomery), a working-class Garden State gal who holds her own among the snooty lawyers at Stark & Rowan, a New York law firm. Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) and Donna Murphy (Hack) co-star.
Polaha will play Nolan, a handsome, charming third-year associate at the firm. Though Nolan came of age against a backdrop of private schools and wild getaways in the Hamptons, his dad’s squandering of the family fortune means he doesn’t have much in the bank. Nevertheless, Nolan’s a well-established member of the Manhattan elite.
Before Ringer, Polaha portrayed slacker dad Nate on The CW’s Life Unexpected. His TV credits also include Mad Men, The CW’s Valentine and Judy Greer’s Miss Guided.
Jersey will run Fridays at 9/8c in the fall, hammocked by CSI: NY and Blue Bloods.
NBC’s Mockingbird Lane pilot has found its Eddie Munster.
Mason Cook (Spy Kids in 4D, The Middle) has landed the coveted role in writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller’s reboot of The Munsters, our sister site Deadline reports.
Cook will play Lily and Herman’s only child, an earnest Boy Scout and budding werewolf, in what is being described by NBC as a “visually spectacular one-hour drama” about a family of “monsters.” He joins the previously cast Eddie Izzard (The Riches) as Grandpa and newcomer Charity Wakefield as Lily’s beautiful niece and the only “normal” Munster, Marilyn.
In other casting news:
* NBC’s J.J. Abrams-produced drama Revolution has released Andrea Roth (Rescue Me), per Deadline, as her character, the mother of the two leads, is being reconceived.
* Similarly, CBS’ new Friday legal drama Made In Jersey has chosen not to keep Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU) as a series regular, though she may return in a recurring capacity.
2 Broke Girls: Renewed
48 Hour Mystery: Renewed
60 Minutes: Renewed
Blue Bloods: Renewed
Criminal Minds: Renewed
CSI: New York
Hawaii Five-0: Renewed
How I Met Your Mother: Renewed
Mike & Molly: Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles: Renewed
Person of Interest: Renewed
The Amazing Race: Renewed
The Big Bang Theory: Renewed
The Good Wife: Renewed
The Mentalist: Renewed
Two and a Half Men: Renewed
Undercover Boss: Renewed
A Gifted Man: Canceled
CSI: Miami: Canceled
How to Be a Gentleman: Canceled
NYC 22: Canceled
Rules of Engagement: TBD
Friend Me, from Raising Hope’s Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, follows 20-something best friends who move to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum will also executive-produce.
Golden Boy (2012)
The one-hour drama chronicles one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner. Nicholas Wootton will write and executive-produce alongside Berlanti, who also has set up drama pilots at Fox (Guilty) and The CW (Arrow).
Made In New Jersey (AKA: Baby Big Shot)
The Janet Montgomery-led drama – about a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm – is the latest hour heading to series at the Eye. Dana Calvo penned the project for Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz’s Sony Pictures Television-based FanFare Productions. Erin Cummings, Felix Solis, Kyle MacLachlan, Pablo Schreiber, Stephanie March and Toni Trucks co-star while Kevin Falls will serve as showrunner.
Partners, from Emmy winners David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, is the personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners whose friendship has lasted longer than any of their romantic relationships. When one decides to propose to his girlfriend, the other’s neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in a breakup.
The Lisa Ling-hosted reality competition – in which five contestants will go head-to-head for the chance to score their dream job at one of America’s most prestigious companies – has made the cut for Eye’s 2012-13 season lineup. James Sunderland, Mark Burnett and Michael Davies are all behind the project, which is being co-produced by Embassy Row Productions, Mark Burnett Productions and Sony Pictures Television.
The period drama – about Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), the cowboy-turned-Las Vegas sheriff in the 1960s – rounded out the Eye’s wave of 2012-13 season pickups. Greg Walker and Nicholas Pileggi are behind the project, which comes from CBS Television Studios, director James Mangold, and fellow executive producers Arthur Sarkissian and Cathy Konrad. Carrie-Anne Moss, James Russo, Jason O’Mara, Michael Chiklis, Michael O’Neill, Michael Reilly Burke and Taylor Handley round out the hefty ensemble.