A new Fox comedy pilot is filling out its cast. According to TV Line, Eva Longoria has signed on to star in a pilot at the network called Type-A, which was ordered back in January. Based on the book Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James, the series is written by Lesley Wake-Webster (New Girl), and Jason Winer (Modern Family) and centers on “a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy, but to each other, they’re family.” In addition to Longoria – who will play “an ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner ‘nice girl’” – the pilot has also cast Andy Richter, Ken Marino, Kyle Bornheimer, and Steve Harris. Here’s the rundown of who they will play from TV Line’s report:
Richter will play Luderman, a master manipulator who makes Machiavelli look like a sweetheart; Bornheimer will portray Ben, an Army vet with one leg who is the moral compass of the office; Marino is set as Garland, a slick, charming attorney — and total shark — who also happens to be the ex of Longoria’s ambitious Axler; and Harris will play Carson, the security chief with an intimidating physical presence who has a soft spot for his show poodle.