amy smart matt lauria Amy Smart is a 'Bad Girl(s)'; 'Friday Night Lights' alum joins 'Gilded Lilys'Amy Smart (“Shameless”) and Karolina Wydra (“House”) have been cast in NBC’s pilot “Bad GIrls,” which is being adapted from a long-running series in Britain. It chronicles the goings-on of a group of female inmates in federal prison and the female warden. Smart and Wydra will both be playing inmates [Deadline]

“Friday Night Lights” alum Matt Lauria has joined in “Gilded Lilys,” ABC’s period drama set in 1895 in New York’s first luxury hotel, complete with love stories, rivalries and scandals. Blythe Danner and Madeline Zima have also been cast on the show. [TV Line]

Jason Katims’ (“Parenthood”) NBC drama pilot “County” has cast Norbert Leo Butz as a new intern at County, the underfunded titular hospital in Los Angeles County. Also cast in “County” is Jason Ritter.

Cary Elwes has joined “Prairie Dogs,” in addition to Kal Penn and Charlotte Newhouse. “Prairie Dogs” is ABC’s comedy pilot where the title refers to drones popping up out of their cubicles and
one man who’s life is changed when his identity is stolen and that life
is much more exciting. [Deadline]

Minnie Driver, not seen on TV regularly since “The Riches,” has signed on to star opposite Andrea Anders (“Mr. Sunshine”) in NBC’s comedy “Lady Friends,” which also just cast Josh Hopkins from “Cougar Town.” The comedy is about two long-time best friends (Driver and Anders) who are living very different lives. [Deadline]

In reverse casting news, Goldie Hawn is out of of HBO’s “Viagra Diaries, a show about Claire, a woman faced with being single for the first time in 35 years when her husband leaves her during his midlife crisis. [Deadline]

Jean-Luc Bilodeau, best known for his role as Josh Trager on the network’s hit series “Kyle XY,” is cast as Ben in the upcoming half hour comedy series “Baby Daddy,” which is set to premiere this Summer 2012. In addition, Melissa Peterman (“Reba”) joins the cast as a series regular. [ABC Family]

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