Actor/producer/director/author Blair Underwood (pictured) will join the cast of ABC’s new drama series “Dirty Sexy Money.” Underwood will make his debut as a series regular later this season in a multiple episode story arc, playing savvy, visionary billionaire Simon Elder, a potential nemesis of the Darling family.
Production has begun in Los Angeles on “Carpoolers,” a twisted and hilarious look at male bonding, using the carpool as a commuter confessional and starring Fred Goss (ABC’s “Sons and Daughters”), Faith Ford (ABC’s “Hope and Faith”), Jerry O’Connell (“Crossing Jordan”), Jerry Minor (“Mr. Show”), Tim Peper, Allison Munn (“That ‘70s Show”) and comedian T.J. Miller. In the carpool lane, no one can hear you scream. “Carpoolers” premieres TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m, ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Meet Gracen (Fred Goss), a professional mediator and the voice of reason in the group. His wife, Leila (Faith Ford), has lucrative career as a “house flipper” that undermines Gracen’s fragile ego, and his son, Marmaduke (T.J. Miller), is a deadbeat who secretly hatches get rich quick schemes. Then there’s Laird (Jerry O’Connell), a womanizing dentist and recent divorcé; self-sacrificing Aubrey (Jerry Minor), father to a brood of kids and husband to a couch potato wife, which forces him to wear the oven mitts in the family; and Dougie (Tim Peper), a newlywed and the new guy still trying to fit in with this tight guy group, whose wife, Cindy (Allison Munn) is a perky muffin-making charmer.
“Carpoolers” stars Fred Goss as Gracen, Faith Ford as Leila, Jerry O’Connell as Laird, Jerry Minor as Aubrey, Tim Peper as Dougie, Allison Munn as Cindy and T.J. Miller as Marmaduke.
Bruce McCulloch (“The Kids in the Hall”) is creator and executive producer. Marsh McCall (“Just Shoot Me”), Anthony and Joe Russo (“Arrested Development,” “You, Me and Dupree”), Justin Falvey (“Las Vegas”), Darryl Frank (“Las Vegas”) and David Miner (“30 Rock”) also serve as executive producers.
Production has begun in Los Angeles on the second season of ABC’s “October Road.” The critically acclaimed drama explores the ties of a group of once close teenage friends still living in the same small town. They’ve now settled into blue collar careers and started families, but their lives become un-settled by revelations in a book by acclaimed novelist and former resident Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg), who has returned home after being away for a decade.
“October Road” stars Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett, Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels, Tom Berenger as “The Commander,” Warren Christie as Ray “Big Cat” Cataldo, Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan, Evan Jones as Ikey, Jay Paulson as “Physical Phil,” Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels, Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka, Odette Yustman as Aubrey, Lindy Booth as “Pizza Girl” and Rebecca Field as “Janet the Planet.