mandy moore pulling gi Mandy Moore is 'Pulling' for ABC; Tate Donovan joins CBS' 'Hostages'ABC’s adaptation of the Britcom “Pulling” has tapped Mandy Moore as one of its stars.

Moore will play one of three women in their 30s who are trying to figure out their lives in the pilot, Deadline reports. Her character, Louise, is described as optimistic and eager to be married. “Pulling” is based on the 2006 BBC series co-created by Sharon Horgan (who’s executive producing the adaptation).

Moore starred in another ABC pilot, “Family Trap,” last year, but it wasn’t picked up. She currently does voice work on “TRON: Uprising.”

More pilot casting news:

“Deception” star Tate Donovan has taken a role in CBS’ drama pilot “Hostages,” which also stars Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott. He’ll play Collette’s husband, who along with their kids is taken hostage by a group that wants to manipulate Collette’s character, a surgeon who’s about to operate on the president.

“Hostages” is in second position to “Deception” for Donovan, but the NBC drama’s meager ratings make it an unlikely candidate for renewal.

– Former “Criminal Minds” star Paget Brewster is headed back to comedy in ABC’s pilot “Spy.” She’s playing the ex-wife of Rob Corddry‘s character, who joins the Secret Service in order to impress their son (Mason Cook).

Henry Thomas (“E.T.,” “Dear John”) has joined the cast of ABC’s “Betrayal,” about a married woman who begins an affair with Jack, the lawyer for a wealthy family. Thomas will play a member of the family who owes his life to Jack.

– “Bridesmaids” co-writer Annie Mumolo will go in front of the camera in ABC’s comedy “Middle Age Rage,” where she’ll have the lead role of a woman who starts to demand the respect of her family. Mumolo’s acting credits include “This is 40” and a role in “Bridesmaids” as her writing partner Kristen Wiig’s seatmate on a plane.

Posted by:Rick Porter