In addition to learning about two of the leads in the CW's Body Politic, there's plenty of other casting news making me smile today, including:
- Ugly Betty's Ashley Jensen is jumping to the CBS comedy Accidentally on Purpose, which stars Jenna Elfman as a woman who finds herself suddenly pregnant after a fling with a younger man. Betty producer Silvio Horta confirmed that Jensen won't be a regular on the show next year but said she's still "a member of the Ugly Betty family" and could pop up from time to time.
- The ethereal Miranda Otto has been cast as one of the leads in A Marriage, a drama from the My So-Called Life creators about "a marriage that works." Bruce Greenwood will play her husband, with Kay Panabaker and Nick Eversman as their children.
- I was glad to see that Dirty Sexy Money's Zoe McLellan had landed a role in the political drama House Rules, but what's even crazier is who else has a role: Anna Chlumsky, the My Girl girl! McLellan plays a new congresswoman, while Chlumsky plays an aide to the speaker of the house.
- Skeet Ulrich is back on CBS in a pilot called, well, Back. He'll play the lead in the show, in which his character returns to the family that reported him missing after Sept. 11.