Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh have been hired to co-star on ABC's drama pilot Dirty Sexy Money. The show centers on an idealistic lawyer (Peter Krause) who gets to represent the Darlings, a rich and powerful family. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sutherland and Clayburgh will play the Darlings' patriarch and matriarch.
Shawnee Smith has landed a lead in ABC's comedy pilot Traveling in Packs, which centers on three thirtysomething women who find that living together has benefits; Smith will play one of them, a health nut.
Bonnie Somerville has landed one of the leads on ABC's one-hour pilot Cashmere Mafia; it revolves around four successful female executives (Lucy Liu, Somerville, Miranda Otto, Frances O'Connor). Somerville will play a senior vp for a cosmetic giant. Otto originally was cast in that role; she will now play a different part, the COO of a hotel chain.
Arielle Kebbel has come aboard ABC's drama pilot Football Wives, which centers on the wives of professional football players; Kebbel will play the younger sister of one of the wives (Kiele Sanchez).
Horatio Sanz is set to star in NBC's comedy pilot Business Class. The show chronicles the absurd and surreal adventures of two high-powered soda salesmen (Sanz, Mark Valley).
Wendie Malick has been tapped to co-star on ABC's untitled D.C. comedy pilot, from WBTV; it's a comedic soap about legislative aides on Capitol Hill. Malick will play a Democratic senator.
Rhea Seehorn has been cast in ABC's comedy pilot The Thick of It. The show revolves around workers in the office of a low-level congressman; Seehorn will play the congressman's speech writer and staffer.
Brooke D'Orsay and Philip Baker Hall have joined NBC's comedy pilot Wildlife; it's a workplace comedy set at an animal park with Baker Hall playing the zoo's director and D'Orsay as the new director of zoo operations.
Marianne Muellerleile has been added to Fox's comedy pilot Playing Chicken, which revolves around two brothers who are forced to live together after one is in an accident; Muellerleile will play the guys' mother.