TV Casting Update: Jordana Brewster Gets Lethal, Jason O’Mara Joins L.A. Riots Pilot

We’ve pored over all the newest casting reports and come up with all the news you need to know featuring some fan favorites like Billy Dee Williams and Jordana Brewster!

Jason O’Mara has been cast as the lead in A&E’s The Infamous, a new gritty cop drama set around the time of the LA riots. O’Mara will play Bill Slidell, a hard-nosed cop with a reputation for stirring up trouble. His co-star is Bokeem Woodbine, who has been cast as Shannon, a former hoodlum, now-music producer, on the way up. Bill struggles with a troubled personal life and his own racial prejudice as he attempts to take down Shannon. [Variety]

The cast of ABC’s Dirty Dancing just keeps getting better and better. Billy Dee Williams, best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy, has joined Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Nicole Scherzinger and Debra Messing for the three-hour TV event. Williams will play Tito, the bandleader at the Caskill Mountains resort where Baby and Johnny have the time of their life. [The Wrap]

Did you know there’s a Lethal Weapon TV pilot in the works?! Now you do, and actress Jordana Brewster has signed on to play Megan Cahill, a hostage negotiator and in-house therapist with the LAPD. Damon Wayans has already been cast as Roger Murtaugh, the role Danny Glover immortalized in the film franchise. Golden Brooks has also been cast as Murtaugh’s wife, Trish. So, who should play Mel Gibson’s part? [Variety]