Victor Garber Joins ABC’s Eli Stone

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Victor Garber (“Justice,” “Alias”) will star star opposite Jonny Lee Miller in ABC’s drama pilot “Eli Stone,” while Natasha Richardson has landed one of the two leads in NBC’s comedy pilot “The Mastersons of Manhattan,” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Eli,” produced by Touchstone Television and studio-based Berlanti Television, is a high-concept legal drama about Eli Stone (Miller), a brilliant attorney at the top law firm in San Francisco who finds out he might be a prophet.

Garber will play the senior partner at the firm, the most respected attorney in town who happens to be the father of Stone’s fiancee.

“Manhattan” hails from NBC Universal TV Studio. Veteran comedy director James Burrows is directing the pilot, a serialized comedic soap opera revolving around two sisters, one of them played by Richardson, in a socially prominent family in New York.