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Up in the Air: TV Pilots Remain in Play Thanks to Cast-Option Extensions

Jul 2, 2010  •  Post A Comment

With cast options on several pilots extended past their June 30 expiration date, some shows remain in the running for midseason pickups, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

Shows that have extended their cast options include ABC’s comedies "Wright Vs. Wrong" and "Awkward Situations for Men," which are both expected to tape new pilots, the story says.

CBS’s comedy "Team Spitz" and the CW drama "HMS" have also extended cast options, while ABC’s "How to Be A Better American" will shoot a new pilot with a new cast as none of the cast options for the original pilot’s actors have been extended, the article says.

For "Team Spitz," only Rob Riggle’s option was extended, while "Wright Vs. Wrong" gave an extension to Debra Messing. Co-star Cheryl Hines may return to "Wright Vs. Wrong" under her new talent contract with ABC, the article says.

Meanwhile, the cast of "HMS" was given seven-day extensions because the network may decide whether to pick up the show next week.

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