Some TV Casting Things


Harvard Sailing Club’s Chris Smith has been cast as the lead in the new CBS single-cam pilot, Ex-Men. He’ll play a young dude who is taken under the wing of a bunch of old dudes. Chris recently co-starred in CBS’s last single-cam pilot, Nick Stoller’s failed Entry Level. Ex-Men was created by How I Met Your Mother executive producer Rob Greenberg.

Speaking of How I Met Your Mother, Kat Foster is joining the cast of Goodwin Games, the new FOX sitcom from HIMYM’s creators. She will be playing Lucina, the attractive minister at the Goodwin’s church, who Scott Foley’s character once dumped. She is replacing Felisha Terrell, who was originally cast in the part. This is the show’s second recast, after T.J. Miller was brought in as a replacement for one of the brothers. Foster was previously one of the co-stars of the original version of Til’ Death. If Goodwin Games is anything like that Brad Garrett vehicle, expect almost every character to be re-cast, written off, or swapped for someone else without any explanation. So, watch out, Scott Foley, you might be replaced by J.B. Smoove, which wouldn’t be the worst thing because J.B. is the best thing.