Some more TV casting news… Phylicia Rashad is returning to the small screen, joining NBC’s updated Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde drama pilot titled Do No Harm.
The program will revolve around a brilliant neurosurgeon and his dangerous alter-ego that disrupts his personal and processional life.
Phylicia Rashad will play Dr. Vanessa Young, the chief of surgery as well as boss to the neurosurgeon with the split personality.
Assuming the series is picked up, this will be Mrs Rashad’s first small screen series starring role since CBS’ 1996-2000 comedy Cosby.
Second… Tiffany Hines (Nikita) has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Americana, described as a soap about a famous fashion industry clan, starring Anthony LaPaglia, as the patriarch of “a sprawling family who just welcomed a new member, Alice Clarke (Ashley Greene), a young designer whose shocking arrival turns the family and the legendary label inside out.“
Hines will play a character named Shane – a beautiful medical student and Alice’s best friend who she recruits to model in a fashion show, and who later learns that her life is about to change and not necessarily for the better.