June 2, 2008
Harold Perrineau, who played the doomed Michael Dawson on the ABC series, has moved on to another show at the network. He headlines a round of pilot casting at the Alphabet that also includes Gail O'Grady and Rick Gomez.
Perrineau has joined the cast of the drama pilot "The Unusuals," according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll play a paranoid New York detective who never removes his bulletproof vest. The ensemble show follows the goings-on at a police precinct in the Big Apple.
Former "NYPD Blue" regular O'Grady, meanwhile, has signed onto David Hemingson's untitled legal drama at ABC. The actress, who had a recurring role as a judge on "Boston Legal" the past two seasons, will play a hard-driving lawyer at the L.A. firm where the show is set. Additionally, George Segal ("Just Shoot Me"), Alexandra Holden ("Friday Night Lights") and Lolita Davidovich ("The Agency," "September Dawn") have been tapped as guest stars for the pilot.
Gomez ("What About Brian") will star opposite Bobby Cannavale in Rob Thomas' "Cupid" remake. He'll play the owner of a bar who gives Cannavale's character -- who believes himself to be Cupid, the Roman god of love -- a place to stay.
Also at ABC, Sarah Lafleur has been cast as Josh Cooke's girlfriend in the David Kohan-Max Mutchnick comedy. Her credits include episodes of "Without a Trace" and "Grey's Anatomy" and the Sci Fi Channel flick "Lake Placid 2."