murray abraham cuba gooding Cuba Gooding Jr. 'Guilty' for FOX, F. Murray Abraham heads to 'Beauty and the Beast'A couple of Oscar winners are headed to the small screen in TV pilots.

Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. is set to star in his first TV series regular role in FOX’s new pilot “Guilty.” He’ll play a defense attorney wrongly disbarred who seeks revenge on the people who ousted him from the legal community while also solving crimes. [Variety]

“The Goodwin Games,”
which already stars Becki Newton and Scott Foley, has nabbed its third lead in Jake Lacy. This comedy from the “How I Met Your Mother” creators is about three siblings reconnecting when their father dies and leaves them his fortune. Lacy is the youngest sibling. Lacy previously starred on “Better With You.” [Deadline]

Showtime’s new drama “Masters of Sex” has cast Caitlin Fitzgerald as the odd woman out in the relationship between famous human sexuality research team Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). [Deadline]

If picked up, David Eigenberg will be back on TV screens in NBC’s pilot “Chicago Fire,” which chronicles the lives and heroics of the Chicago Fire Department. This is Eigenberg’s first regular TV gig since “Sex and the City.” [Deadline]

“Beauty and the Beast” nabbed a big name in Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham, who has been cast in the ABC pilot as a chancellor to the Emperor. The chancellor is described as “wise and duplicitous.” [Deadline]

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