Christensen and Cross Go to hell


Erika Christensen and David Cross will co-star in CBS’ comedy pilot “I’m in Hell.”

The show, from CBS Paramount Network TV, centers on a highflying Wall Street player (Jason Biggs) who dies in a BlackBerry-related car crash, but because hell is at full capacity, he is reassigned to Hell on Earth and must figure out a way to get by without his career and all the trappings of his former existence.

Christensen will play a nanny and love interest for Biggs’ character who also is in the Hell on Earth program. Emmy winner Cross will play Scott (the devil), a sharply dressed man who serves as an emissary from hell.

In other TV casting news, former “American Idol” finalist Lisa Tucker will star in the Fox drama pilot “Born in the USA.” The show, from 19 Entertainment, is a half-hour primetime soap set in Philadelphia that deals with real-life issues of blue-collar families. Tucker will play a smart, beautiful and quiet girl with a good sense of humor.