TV Casting: Close, Gorham, Long

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 30th 2006 02:16AM

"Glenn Close ("The Shield") has signed on to star in an untitled FX network dramatic pilot. Close will play Patty Hughes, America's foremost high-stakes litigator in this character-driven legal thriller set in New York. Allen Coulter is set to direct the pilot, which is slated to begin production in February..." (full details)

"After two guest appearances on ABC's new hit comedy "Ugly Betty", Christopher Gorham has joined the cast in a recurring role as the nerdy accountant and new love interest for America Ferrera's title character. There is a possibility for Gorham to continue on the respective series as regulars next season..." (full details)

"Nia Long ("Big Momma's House") has been hired to appear in three episodes of ABC's drama series "Boston Legal" with the character possibly becoming a regular next season. Long will play Vanessa Walker, a disciplined, ambitious, micromanaging new associate from the New York office of Crane Poole & Schmidt who comes to Boston to solicit help from Alan Shore (James Spader)..." (full details)