Ferlito on 'CSI: New York' Case
Tue Mar 9, 2004 06:29 AM ET
By Nellie Andreeva
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In the latest round of pilot castings, "24" co-star Vanessa Ferlito has landed a lead role in the CBS series "CSI: New York," for which Gary Sinise is in talks to head the cast.
Ferlito, who next appears in "Spider-Man 2," will play a member of the show's forensic team. "CSI: New York" is the third installment of the hit "CSI" franchise. CBS intends to introduce the main characters in this season's second-to-last episode of "CSI: Miami," to air in May.
Meanwhile, Tom Everett Scott has been tapped as the lead in ABC's untitled comedy about a man (Scott) and his estranged father who reconnect when they become dads at the same time. Nicole Sullivan ("The King of Queens") has been cast as his wife.
Madchen Amick has nabbed the female lead opposite John Stamos in another untitled ABC comedy, about a couple on a daylong date that is chronicled over an entire season.
"Peter Pan" star Jeremy Sumpter has landed the lead in CBS' drama pilot "Clubhouse," a coming-of-age drama about a Yankees batboy.
Newcomer Philip Winchester has been cast as the lead in an untitled WB Network comedy, based on "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett's experience as a British military commando-turned-Beverly Hills nanny.
Kathryn Hahn and Brian Stokes Mitchell have joined Jeff Goldblum in NBC's comedy "My 11:30," which centers on a playboy New York businessman and his no-nonsense shrink. Hahn (NBC's "Crossing Jordan") will play Goldblum's neighbor, while Mitchell will play his business partner.
And Cynthia Watros will play Louis C.K.'s wife in CBS' comedy "Saint Louie," which centers on a New York couple raising their 2-year-old.