Shor will take one of the featured roles in "Swingtown," an ensemble drama about partner-swapping set in the suburbs in the '70s. The "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" actress will play an insecure housewife involved in neighborhood politics. The pilot will also feature Jack Davenport, Grant Show and Lana Parrilla.
Kranz is taking the lead in the comedy "The Captain." According to The Hollywood Reporter, he'll play a young filmmaker whose writer's block is unplugged by the eccentrics in his apartment building.
In other casting news, Ramon Rodriguez ("Daybreak") has been cast as a confident male nurse in FOX's drama "Philadelphia General."