The hitLifetime Television series “Drop Dead Diva” has been officially brought back to life for a fifth season after being cancelled on January 15, 2013. There was a tremendous outcry from the show‘s fans, and showrunner Josh Berman credits the fans for the return of the comedy-drama television series. Lifetime signed a deal on March 1, 2013 with Sony Pictures Television that made the show economically viable not only for Season 5 but for seasons beyond. Now the casting director has scheduled open casting calls for talent in the metro Atlanta area to appear on the show as general background performers. Principal actor casting is also underway and is being done in Atlanta.
From the creator of the hit ABC series “Desperate Housewives” comes an amazing new comedy-drama series for Lifetime Television called “Devious Maids”. Casting is taking place in Los Angeles and New York, as well as in Atlanta, GA where the 1-hour show will be shot. The pilot episode was filmed in Los Angeles. Auditions will be ongoing throughout season one for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. All extras will be cast in the Atlanta area beginning on November 27, 2012. “Devious Maids” will air on Lifetime in 2013.
FOX 21 Television is in pre-production on a new series pilot for Lifetime titled “Cinnamon Girl“. Auditions are being held in Los Angeles and New York for starring, co-starring, guest starring, and day player roles. Shooting will take place beginning November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas where additional casting for speaking and non-speaking roles will take place. Especially needed will be people who can portray late 1960s Los Angeles music scene types.
Fox 21 and 3 Arts Entertainment are getting ready to begin shooting the new one-hour series pilot episode of “The Witches of East End” for Lifetime Television, and auditions are underway in Los Angeles, New York, and Wilmington, North Carolina. The extras casting director is also accepting submissions from all types and ages of people interested in working as fully paid background performers. The movie is based on the best-selling novel series “The Beauchamp Family” by Melissa de la Cruz. Filming begins on October 17, 2012 in Wilmington and Western North Carolina.
Michelle Vanegas was one of 11 selected from over 7,000 who submitted for the N.Y. Showcase. Creative Commons
Disney ABC Television Group’s highly coveted Casting Project is accepting headshots and resumes through July 2, 2012 for consideration to audition for the ABC Talent Showcase. Participants for each talent showcase must be at least 18 years old. Actors should have some training or experience in Television, Film or Theater, but it is not required that you have representation to apply or participate in the showcase.
“The Client List,” Lifetime’s new original drama starring and executive produced by Golden Globe Award nominee Jennifer Love Hewitt is currently auditioning talent in Los Angeles for series recurring roles, guest stars, and day players. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles are also being cast to work on the show. Although the story takes place in a town in Texas, the show is actually filmed in the Los Angeles area.
Woodbridge Productions and Sony Pictures Television are set to begin shooting the pilot episode of the series “Modern Love” for Lifetime Network. The casting directors for the series in New York are auditioning local actors for supporting and day player roles, as well as casting background artists, photo-doubles, and stand-ins. The series stars Eric Stoltz, Ally Sheedy, Cara Buono (Mad Men), Broadway theatre actress Alice Ripley, Charlie Semine (Mercy), and newcomer Samantha Futerman.