TV Tidbits: Minka Kelly Plays Cop For J.J. Abrams

Minka Kelly Cast in J.J. Abrams pilot

Friday Night… Fights?: Minka Kelly is a TV cheerleader no more. The Friday Night Lights vet is returning to her Charlie’s Angels roots (sort of) in J.J. Abrams’ much abuzzed, but still untitled, new pilot. It’s a futuristic buddy-cop show where all LAPD officers are partnered up with androids, but sorry pervs — she’s an actual living cop. To get specific, she’s a “uniformed cop with a strong moral compass who believes the best of people.” Sounds great! [Deadline]

Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins Get Witchy: After a long, complicated casting process, Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins have been cast as the leads in A&E’s drama pilot The Occult. The pilot has a fancy pedigree: it will be produced by Michael Bay and written by X-Files alum James Wong, and focus on an X-Files/Fringe hybrid FBI duo that solves cases rooted in the occult. [Deadline]

No Rest For The Wicked: Good news, Pretty Little Liars fans — the hiatus between seasons 3 and 4 of this immensely popular show will only be a couple of months long. Liars will wrap up its third year next Tuesday, March 19, then return this summer on Tuesday, June 11 for Season 4. [TVLine]

Martin Mull is a New Dad!: On TV! Sitcom vet Martin Mull has landed one of the leads in Seth MacFarlane‘s new Fox comedy show, Dads. The show, which has already received a six-episode order, will feature two successful video game entrepreneurs whose “nightmare” fathers suddenly move in with them. Mull will (duh) play one of those nightmares. [TVLine]

Mr. and Mrs. Bing To Go On: Ring ring — it’s the ’90s calling. Just to let you know, we’re never, ever going away — and now, we’re reuniting former Friends lovers Chandler Bing and Monica Gellar-Bing (err, Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox) on Perry’s new NBC-com Go On. Because, let’s face it, your heart for ’90s nostalgia will always go on. The pair will go on a set-up date on the April 2 ep of the series. It has not yet been confirmed whether Lisa Kudrow will provide acoustic entertainment. [TVLine]

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