kathryn morris skeet ulrich pilots gi Kathryn Morris and Skeet Ulrich return to CBS, plus more pilot casting newsA pair of former CBS stars are returning to the network in pilot projects.

Kathryn Morris (“Cold Case”) and Skeet Ulrich (“Jericho”) have landed roles in a pair of drama projects in the works at the network. Morris will star in “The Surgeon General,” playing the title character’s (Jason Isaacs) chief of staff. It’s her first series role since “Cold Case” ended in 2010.

Ulrich, meanwhile, has landed the lead in “Anatomy of Violence,” a crime drama from “Homeland” producers Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Alex Cary. He’ll play a psychiatrist who works for the FBI. His most recent TV work came on NBC’s “Law & Order: LA.”

More pilot casting:

– The CW’s sci-fi pilot “The Hundred” has cast Thomas McDonell (“Suburgatory”) in one of its lead roles. He’ll play one of a group of juvenile delinquents who return to Earth 97 years after a nuclear war wipes out civilization to see if the planet is once again habitable.

Karl Urban will star in FOX’s J.H. Wyman/J.J. Abrams robot cop pilot as the human partner of a lifelike android (Michael Ealy) in the LAPD.

– “Avatar” and “Terra Nova” star Stephen Lang has joined ABC’s drama “Reckless” as the father of a woman (Eloise Mumford) who disappears during a coup in an unstable country. Her husband (Patrick Fugit) launches a desperate attempt to find her. [Deadline]

– Meanwhile, the other pilot called “Reckless,” this one at CBS, has cast Anna Wood (“Deception”) as its female lead. She plays a defense lawyer from the North who becomes involved a Charleston, S.C., prosecutor (Cam Gigandet) while they’re opposing each other in a case.

Christina Cole (“Hex,” “Chaos”) has joined Jason Lee‘s pilot “Second Sight” at CBS. She’ll play a fellow detective and love interest for Lee’s character.

Kerry Bishe (“Argo,” “Scrubs”) has joined AMC’s 1980s-set pilot “Halt & Catch Fire” as the wife of a computer engineer (Scoot McNairy) at the start of the PC revolution. Bishe and McNairy also played husband and wife in “Argo.”

– “Golden Boy” actress Stella Maeve has taken a lead role in The CW’s “Company Town,” about a scandal at a Navy base and the effect it has on two long-time friends, played by Maeve and Gage Golightly. [Deadline]

Posted by:Rick Porter