The latest bit of pilot-casting news includes new TV roles for Minnie Driver and Alan Tudyk. Both pilots have religious sounding titles, though neither appears to have anything to do with religion. While Driver’s set to star in a pilot for CBS’ Hail Mary , Tudyk was cast in ABC’s Suburgatory.

Deadline reported the news, describing Suburgatory as a comedy pilot that centers on a girl named Tessa (played by Jane Levy) and follows her move from New York City to the suburbs with her father George. Tudyk will be playing George’s old college pal, who’s very familiar with life in the suburbs. Tudyk’s credits include Dollhouse, A Knight’s Tale and 28 Days, but those of us who love Firefly are most likely to know him as Wash. To my knowledge, the man has always been funny when he was supposed to be, so that’s a big plus for Suburgatory.

As for Driver, the former The Riches star will is set to star in the CBS drama pilot Hail Mary, where she will play “a suburban single mom who teams up with a streetwise hustler to solve crimes.” I’ve always been a fan of Driver and from what I’ve seen of The Riches, she has no trouble handling an American accent (assuming her character in Hail Mary isn’t British). It’ll be interesting to see how this show turns out if it gets picked up.

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