Pilots: Monica Potter tackles 'Parenthood'


Peter Krause is getting a new wife in the NBC drama pilot "Parenthood."

Monica Potter, who's coming off TNT's "Trust Me," has been cast as Krause's spouse in the update of the 1989 film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She takes the place of Diane Farr, who had to drop out because of a schedule conflict with her role on Showtime's "Californication."

Bonnie Bedelia and Sam Jaeger have also joined the "Parenthood" cast, while at CBS, Josh Lawson has been added to the comedy "Waiting to Die."

"Parenthood" will follow the lives of four siblings (Krause, Maura Tierney, Erika Christensen and Dax Shepard) and their families. Bedelia ("The Division," "Die Hard") and Craig T. Nelson are playing their parents. Jaeger, who co-starred in ABC's "Eli Stone," will play Christensen's husband, a stay-at-home dad.

Potter's credits also include "Boston Legal" and "The Last House on the Left."

At CBS, Australian actor Lawson has taken one of the lead roles in "Waiting to Die" as a guy who, along with his best friend (T.J. Miller), is pretty happy with his lowly station in life. Lawson takes over the role from Nick Thune.

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