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Krysten Ritter, Margo Martindale and Melanie Lynskey Nab New Pilots

Krysten Ritter, Margo Martindale and Melanie Lynskey Nab New Pilots

Some of our favorite underappreciated actresses have been cast in pilots for the upcoming Fall TV season. The hilarious Krysten Ritter of the dearly departed Apartment 23 has been cast as the lead in Leslye Headland’s Assistance, a talent combination that is almost too perfect. The terrific Margo Martindale has been cast in a new CBS comedy pilot and Melanie Lynskey has landed a role in the new HBO comedy from the Duplass Brothers.

In the roundup below, many of our other favorites have been cast in promising sounding television projects.

Nicole Beharie Lands Female Lead In Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’, Daniel Stern Joins NBC’s ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’ (Deadline)

Annie Mumolo To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Middle Age Rage’ (Deadline)

Ari Graynor Set As The Lead In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Bad Teacher’ (Deadline)

USA Orders Jessica St. Clair/Lennon Parham Comedy Presentation (Deadline)

Allison Janney To Co-Star In Chuck Lorre’s CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Mom’ (Deadline)

Krysten Ritter To Star In, Produce NBC Pilot ‘Assistance’; Inks First-Look Uni TV Deal (Deadline)

Margo Martindale Cast In Greg Garcia’s CBS Comedy Pilot (Deadline)

‘Two and a Half Men’s’ Melanie Lynskey Joins HBO’s Duplass Brothers Comedy (The Hollywood Reporter)

Provided Maya Rudolph can get out of Up All Night, she’d like to host her own variety show (The A.V. Club)

Rachel Griffiths To Topline NBC Summer Series ‘Camp’, Brent Sexton Joins ‘Ironside’ (Deadline)

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