carla gugino will forte Carla Gugino is a 'Political Animal,' Will Forte is 'Rebounding'USA’s Washington D.C.-based drama “Political Animals” has cast Carla Gugino as a journalist bent on destroying the career of former First Lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish – played by Sigourney Weaver. Should be fun to watch them face off. [TV Line]

ABC has added a slew of actors to new pilots. Karen LeBlanc joins ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast” as a rebel leader who wants to oust Emperor Dorian; Jacinda Barrett (“Real World: London”) has been cast as Anthony Edwards’ wife in “Zero Hour”; Drew Van Acker of “Pretty Little Liars” has joined “Devious Maids” as a wealthy son of one of the families; and Brett Cullen (“Damages,” “Lost”) has also been cast in “Maids,” as a recently remarried wealthy man. [Deadline]

“SNL” alum Will Forte, most recently seen guest starring on “Up All Night,” has been cast as the lead role in “Rebounding,” FOX’s comedy pilot about a man recovering from the death of his fiance with the help of his pick-up basketball team. [TV Line]

And for our own little personal excitement, the Karin Slaughter Grant County books featuring Sara Linton are being developed for TV. Slaughter will be co-writing the pilot script. Something to look forward to down the line – they are excellent books. [Deadline]

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."