By Mandi Bierly
Updated March 12, 2012 at 03:33 PM EDT

Friday Night Lights vet Zach Gilford has joined the cast of the untitled Fox medical drama pilot from Drop Dead Diva‘s Josh Berman. The former Off the Map star will play a doctor alongside a thoracic surgeon (Jordan Spiro) who moonlights as a “mob doctor” in Chicago. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• More pilot news: 2 Broke Girl‘s Nick Zano has landed a plum role in ABC’s Prairie Dogs as the thief who steals the identity of a cubicle worker (Kal Penn), who then hires Zano’s character to help him create a real life as fulfilling as his imposter’s fake one. Boston Legal‘s Gary Anthony Williams, meanwhile, has joined Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub in Greg Daniels’ NBC comedy pilot Friday Night Dinner, playing a neighbor of the family that dines together every week. [Deadline]

Martha Stewart has been booked… for a cameo on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls. She’ll play herself in the May 7 episode, which finds Max and Caroline trying to get her to endorse their cupcakes. [TV Line]

• Lastly, a couple of recurring roles: Broadway’s Tammy Blanchard, currently starring in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, has been cast in a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s The Big C. She’ll play a married pilates instructor who starts a relationship with Sean (John Benjamin Hickey), the brother of Laura Linney’s Cathy. Arron Shiver will appear as mobster Dean O’Banion, Al Capone’s nemesis, in multiple episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. [Deadline]