According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jerry O'Connell will co-star in NBC's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. He is replacing Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) who was recently cast in the role. Scheduling issues with the two shows made him jettison the new role.

Also cast in the pilot are Lindsay Kraft and Cleo King. It is going to be directed by David Semel. Rex Is Not Your Lawyer stars David Tennant as Rex Alexander, he is a top Chicago litigator who starts to suffer panic attacks and then takes up coaching clients to represent themselves.

O'Connell is going to play "an ambitious but good-natured lawyer who was in Rex's shadow until Rex's career switch and whose friendship with Rex becomes complicated when he falls in love with his pal's fiancee (Abigail Spencer)."

O'Connell was cast in the show last friday.

Kraft will play a former waitress who is working as Rex's assistant. King will be a no-nonsense private-school bus driver that is aided by Rex in her wrongful-termination case.

Evan Jacobs