Two of ABC's pilots, the Damon Wayans comedy "Never Better" and Rob Thomas' drama "Good Behavior," have added to their casts.
Former "Soul Food" star Nicole Ari Parker has signed on to "Never Better," where she'll play the wife of Wayans' character. Robinson ("Dreamgirls") will play a cop on "Good Behavior," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Never Better" stars Wayans as Keith, a recovering alcoholic who's trying to be a better husband and father to his family. The pilot has also cast Matt Winston ("John From Cincinnati") as the leader of the AA group Keith attends.
Parker co-starred in "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins" earlier this year and has a couple of films in the works, including the Eddie Murphy comedy "Nowhereland." She played Teri on Showtime's "Soul Food" and also starred in the UPN sitcom "Second Time Around."
"Good Behavior," an adaptation of the New Zealand series "Outrageous Fortune" from "Veronica Mars" creator Thomas, is about a woman's (Catherine O'Hara) efforts to get her criminal family to go straight after her husband is sent to prison. Robinson, who's coming off FOX's "Canterbury's Law," will play a police officer who's friendly with O'Hara's character.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times