With the network upfronts only a month away, pilot season has begun to wind down as most shows have at least their lead actors in place. A few projects, though, are still rounding out their casts.
Heading the latest list of those finding pilot work is Nadia Dajani, last seen -- very briefly -- on ABC's "Emily's Reasons Why Not." Dajani has signed on to CBS' comedy "Welcome to the Jungle Gym," where she'll star opposite Teri Polo ("The West Wing") and Jennifer Aspen ("Rodney"), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Elsewhere, The CW's comedy "Flirt" has added several people to its cast, and "Mad TV" regular Stephnie Weir has joined ABC's "A Day in the Life."
"Welcome to the Jungle Gym" centers on a woman (Polo) who cuts back her time at her high-stress job to spend more time with her kids. Dajani and Aspen will play her close friends and support system.
In addition to "Emily's Reasons," which ABC pulled after just one episode, Dajani co-starred on FOX's "Ned and Stacey" and in the films "Sidewalks of New York" and "View from the Top."
Weir, a "Mad TV" regular for the past several seasons, will play a wedding planner in "A Day in the Life." The show chronicles the wedding day of a couple played by Josh Cooke ("Four Kings") and Marla Sokoloff ("Modern Men").
"Flirt," which got a relatively late pilot order from new network The CW, stars Wayne Brady as the sole male employee at a women's magazine. Tamala Jones ("The Tracy Morgan Show," "One on One") and Bree Turner (Oxygen's "Good Girls Don't") will play co-workers of Brady, and Marco Sanchez ("Walker, Texas Ranger"), Marcelle Larice ("The Bad Girl's Guide") and Guy Torry ("Runaway Jury") have also joined the cast.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times