The hit Lifetime Television series “Drop Dead Diva” has been officially brought back to life for a fifth season after being cancelled on January 15, 2013. There was a tremendous outcry from the show’s fans, and showrunner Josh Berman credits the fans for the return of the comedy-drama television series. Lifetime signed a deal on March 1, 2013 with Sony Pictures Television that made the show economically viable not only for Season 5 but for seasons beyond. Now the casting director has scheduled open casting calls for talent in the metro Atlanta area to appear on the show as general background performers. Principal actor casting is also getting underway.
The hit Teen Choice Awards nominated CBS reality series “Big Brother 14″ is currently holding open casting calls and accepting online applications. This is the first season with the new application process. In addition to casting for the new Houseguests, extras will be cast throughout the season from July through mid to late September, 2012. The extras are audience members in the studio when evicted guests are interviewed by Julie Chen. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, and be a United States Citizen to apply. Big Brother 13 posted its largest audience and highest adults 18-49 rating since 2004.
Lifetime Television open casting call for ‘Army Wives’ Season 6
January 6, 2012
The hit series “Army Wives” has been given a 23-episode sixth season order and casting for the show’s guest stars are being cast out of New York, and additional principal actor casting is being done in South Carolina where shooting takes place. There is also an open casting call scheduled for extras – specifically seeking African-American men between the ages of 13 and 25, who weigh 190 pounds or less, and kids/teens of any ethnicity 3-17 years of age.
The hit show ‘PrankStars’ casting Disney Channel star’s biggest fans
October 16, 2011
The Zoo Productions Disney Channel hit hidden camera reality series “PrankStars” is in production and the show’s casting department is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 8-16, who are huge fans of a Disney Channel star. If selected to appear on the show, the unsuspecting tweens and teens come face to face with their favorite celebrities in unpredictable and humorous situations. Extras are also being cast to be a part of the pranks.
Disney Channel casting kids 6-15 yrs and adults for new series pilot ‘Dog with a Blog’
September 12, 2011
Disney Channel and It’s a Laugh Productions are moving forward with a new comedy series pilot episode titled “Dog with a Blog”. It is not known if this is a working title. The award winning casting director for the show is holding auditions in Los Angeles for series regulars, including several kids ages 6-8 yrs, 13-15, and middle aged adults.
Pittsburgh native and choreographer Erika Shannon will assist in the auditions.
The Disney Channel‘s sister network ABC Family is set to shoot a television musical movie in Pittsburgh, PA from September 19th through October 21, 2011. The production is holding an open casting call for Pittsburgh area local dancers to work throughout filming. Dancers must be aged 19 to 30 and be proficient in jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. Points will also be awarded for gymnastic ability.
The highly popular Disney Channel teen sitcom “Shake It Up” is currently conducting an international talent search seeking dance crews with two through eight members per team. The dance crew selected will work on various episodes of season 2. “Shake It Up” is currently the number one series on TV among kids 6-11 and tweens.
Production on the Disney Channel Original Movie “Shrinking Violet” is set to begin in August, 2011 and casting for day players, extras and stand-ins will continue throughout filming. The movie is being shot in Vancouver, BC which has become a Disney Channel favorite location for many productions.
MTV has picked up an adaptation of award winning British comedy “The Inbetweeners” and the series casting director is seeking actresses in Florida for a possible series recurring role. “The Inbetweeners” tells the story of four teenage boys in sixth form, basically the last couple of years of high school, and is narrated by the show’s central character.
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The mega hit NBC reality talent show “The Voice” is holding open casting calls and accepting audition video DVD‘s for season 2, which will begin production in mid-October, 2011. Auditions for season 2 of The Voice will be sweeping the nation beginning July 2011. Applicants must be willing to travel to Los Angeles, CA for up to one week in September/October, 2011 for the final selection process.