Craig Bierko is Starting Over


The Hollywood Reporter says that Craig Bierko has been cast as the lead in Fox’s comedy “The Rules of Starting Over” for director Bobby Farrelly, and “Rome” star Kevin McKidd has been tapped as the lead in NBC’s drama “Journeyman.”

In addition, Zachary Levi has landed the title role on NBC’s drama “Chuck” for director McG, Mark Valley is set as one of the two leads on NBC’s comedy “Business Class,” “ER” co-star Shane West has joined Fox’s “Supreme Courtships” and Jane Lynch has come on board NBC’s comedy “Area 52.”

“Rules,” from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on a thirtysomething newly single man (Bierko) and his recently divorced friends. Rashida Jones also has been cast in the pilot, playing a partner at a law firm looking for a decent guy.

“Journeyman,” from 20th TV, is an epic fantasy about a man (McKidd) who travels back in time to fix people’s lives, but by recalibrating the past, he sometimes alters the future.

“Chuck,” from Warner Bros. TV, centers on Chuck (Levi), a comedic Jason Bourne who undertakes missions every week while still working his day job as a computer geek. Also cast in “Chuck” is Adam Baldwin, who will play a hardened veteran agent who realizes that Chuck is the NSA’s most valuable commodity.

“Business Class,” from NBC Universal Network TV and Dutch Oven, centers on two men who live in a world of airplanes, cookie-cutter hotel chains and expense-account restaurants. Valley will play one of them, an incredibly charismatic and completely amoral salesman.

“Courtships,” from 20th TV, is a comedic drama about the personal and professional lives of six Supreme Court clerks, one of them played by West, and the judges they work for.

“Area 52,” from NBC Universal TV, is about government employees in a secret location in the Arizona desert.