Mario Lopez Joins Eight Days


Mario Lopez, Johnny Lewis, Christina Milian and Robert Ri’chard will star in the CW comedy pilot “Eight Days a Week.” Meanwhile, Kyla Pratt is set as the lead in the CW comedy pilot “Hell on Earth,” while Leslie Bibb is set as the female lead opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in CBS’ comedy pilot “Atlanta.”

Additionally, Tembi Locke, Jon Rowland, Rod Rowland, Scarlett Chorvat and Diego Serrano have joined Fox’s “Born in the USA,” while Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Bert Belasco have been added to the CW’s “Dash 4 Cash.”

“Eight,” from CBS Paramount Network TV and Hazy Mills, revolves around four twentysomethings who work under the top movers and shakers in New York.

Lopez will play one of the bosses, an impeccably dressed wunderkind with a cell phone attached to his ear. Milian will play one of the assistants, a beautiful, young woman who left behind a law career to start over as a receptionist/gofer at an art gallery. Lewis will play another assistant, a struggling rock musician who works for a big-name rock-band publicist. Ri’chard will play Lopez’s character’s assistant, a BlackBerry-wielding go-getter.

“Hell,” from CBS Par TV, centers on spoiled, rude, privileged girl (Pratt) who dies in a crash, goes to hell but is sent back to Earth as an ordinary girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

“Atlanta,” from CBS Par TV, revolves around a man (Prinze) and woman (Bibb) who meet at a funeral and can’t seem to stay away from one another.

“Born,” from 19 Entertainment, is a blue-collar soap set in Philadelphia. Locke will play an outspoken larger-than-life mother of a teenage daughter (Lisa Tucker). Jon Rowland will play a young Catholic priest. Rod Rowland will play a divorced father. Chorvat and Serrano will play an engaged couple.

 In the TV race comedy “Dash 4 Cash,” from CBS Par TV and Grammnet Prods., Addai-Robinson and Belasco will play contestant.