Lopez Joins CW for 'Eight Days'


Mario Lopez, Johnny Lewis and Robert Ri'chard will join the CW work force.

The trio has joined the cast of the comedy pilot "Eight Days a Week," according to The Hollywood Reporter. They'll join singer Christina Milian, who was previously cast.

The project centers on four friends who work as assistants to the elite in New York City. Lopez will play the cell phone-wielding boss to the BlackBerry-wielding assistant played by Ri'chard. Lewis will play a struggling rock musician who serves as an assistant for a rock band's publicist. Milian's character Olivia is a law school grad currently assisting the owner of a Manhattan art gallery.

"Saved by the Bell" alum Mario Lopez recently finished the previous season of "Dancing With the Stars" and joined entertainment newsmagazine "Extra" as a correspondent.

Lewis' resume includes parts on "American Dreams," "Quintuplets," "Smallville," "The O.C." and "Bones." Ri'chard has appeared on "One on One" and played Mason on the current season of "Veronica Mars." On the big screen, his credits include "Coach Carter" and "House of Wax."

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