The Hollywood Reporter says Sarah Paulson (“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”) has been tapped as the female lead in ABC’s one-hour pilot “Cupid,” while Jeremy Renner will play the lead on ABC’s one-hour pilot “The Unusuals.”
The ABC Studios-produced “Cupid” is an updated version of Rob Thomas’ 1990s comedy for ABC. It centers on the manic Trevor Hale (Bobby Cannavale), who thinks he is the Roman god of love, Cupid.
Paulson will play Claire Allen, a psychiatrist specializing in affairs of the heart. Paula Marshall played the role in the original.
“The Unusuals,” from Sony, is a dramedy set at a New York police precinct. Renner (28 Weeks Later) will play Det. Joe Walsh, who sets out to solve the murder of his ex-partner with the help of his partner (Amber Tamblyn).
Also cast in the pilot are Terry Kinney as Sgt. Harvey Brown, who is married but flirts around, and Kai Lennox set as Detective Ed Alvarez, a well-put-together but not supersmart detective.