UPDATES ON 2012 TV PILOTSYou've recently had a chance to read HOLLYWOOD SPY'S SPOTLIGHT ON 2012/2013 TV PILOTS, presenting all the upcoming new shows, but
Meanwhile, a show I mentioned in the spotlight, 666 PARK AVENUE, has just cast Vanessa Williams as the owner of one of the oldest apartment buildings in New York which becomes home to paranormal events. David Annable
CBS pilot ELEMENTARY in which Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu will play modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solving crimes in New York has added Aidan Queen as a NY cop who worked with them at Scotland Yard too. On the other hand, the most promising of the new shows,CW's sf saga
Deadline reports that British sf star John Barrowman (TORCHWOOD) has lended the lead role in ABC period pilot GILDED LILYS as the charming son of the central family in the show, which tells the story of the opening of the first ever luxury hotel in New York City. He joins Sarah Bolger from THE TUDORS, Blythe Danner, Matt Long, Madeline Zima...
And over at CW,
Kristen Kreuk won't be alone in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, about a beautiful NY detective who develops a relationship with "The Beast", a survivor of a botched military experiment, since the lead male role went to handsome Jay Ryan from TERRA NOVA. As you know, ABC also has their version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST but theirs is set in the fantasy realm where a beautiful and tough princess (Ruth Bradley) discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast (Darius Campbell). The cast of that one also has F. Murray Abraham as Emperor Dorian and Karen LeBlanc as the fearless leader of rebels who want to dethrone the emperor.