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Pilot casting season: Which random star's new job has you irrationally excited?

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Image Credit: Glenn Harris/PR PhotosIt’s pilot casting season, that Rorschach test of pop culture moments when the little bits of show/actor matchmaking news constantly trickling out of Hollywood excite each of us in patterns as individual as fingerprints. Me, I’ve been unnaturally thrilled upon hearing about the wonderfully versatile Jane Kaczmarek and always solid Adam Arkin pairing up in ABC’s Modern Family 2 comedy Who Gets the Parents?; Seinfeld‘s own Newman, Wayne Knight, joining the already-fun-sounding CBS pilot (directed by Borat‘s Larry Charles) about a British lowlife who moves to L.A. to reconnect with his teen-star daughter; and Autumn Reeser (the brilliant, show-saving Taylor from The O.C.!) joining Michael Chiklis and Weeds‘ sorely missed Romany Malco in the ABC clan-with-special-powers pilot No Ordinary Family. If I wanted to keep going on about ABC’s particular knack for casting, I’d mention Leah Remini (pictured) in Modern Family 3 comedy It Takes a Village. But enough already. Here are a few more tidbits out of the pilot casting factory lately:

* Attack of the Show‘s Olivia Munn in NBC romantic comedy pilot Perfect Couples

* Greek‘s philandering houseboy Andrew West, also in Who Gets the Parents?

* Jason Ritter in NBC’s assassination-plot thriller The Event

* ScrubsDonald Faison in CBS’ buddy-cop comedy The Odds

Which ones are you excited about in a way no one else could possibly be, PopWatchers?


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