Christopher Lloyd, David Arquette book pilots for ABC and more casting news

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Christopher Lloyd has been cast as the grandfather to John Leguizamo and Dustin Ybarra in ABC's comedy "Only Fools and Horses," which chronicles this rag-tag family as they come up with crazy, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their pursuit to become millionaires.  [ Deadline]

David Arquette has been cast in ABC's "The Smart One" comedy pilot, playing husband to Candy ( Malin Akerman), the "dumb one" of dueling sisters. Portia de Rossi is the "smart one" sister, Jude. [ TV Line]

"Justified's" Natalie Zea has joined untitled Kevin Williamson thriller starring Kevin Bacon as an ex-FBI agent tracking a serial killer. Zea will play the ex-wife of said serial killer who finds herself in a horrible situation when he has escaped from prison.

Robert Wisdom of "The Wire" and Hayden Panettiere of "Heroes" have been cast in the ABC drama "Nashville," a family soap set against the Nashville country music scene. Wisdom will play a charismatic mayoral candidate and Panettiere will be a teen singing sensation named Juliette Barnes. [ Deadline]

Comedian Dane Cook has gotten a comedy pilot at NBC called "Next Caller Please," where he plays an Alpha male radio DJ who doesn't get along with his feminist female co-host ( Collette Wolfe). [ Hollywood Reporter]

"Weeds" star Elizabeth Perkins has been cast as Sarah Chalke's in the ABC comedy "How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life." The pilot is about a single mom (Chalke) who has to move back in with her parents. [ Deadline]

And a trio of lesser-known actresses have also booked pilots: Majandra Delfino, in the as-of-yet untitled Mandy Moore comedy for ABC; Tiffany Hines in ABC's soap "Americana"; and Liz Cackowski in CBS' workplace comedy about 20-somethings that work at an ad agency. [ Deadline]


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