From Lucy Hale to Debby Ryan, your fave stars will be rockin’ totally new roles!
If you’re an actor living in Hollywood, this is the craziest time of the year. That’s because it’s pilot season, which is when networks cast tons of brand new TV shows! After the pilots get filmed, each network decides on the ones that will actually film more episodes and start airing on your favorite channels.
Some casting decisions have already been made – see the ones we’re most excited about!!
1. “Pretty Little Liars” won’t air its final episode for another few months, but Lucy Hale’s already booked another role! That’s right: The Memphis native was cast as Stella, a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer on the CW pilot, “Life Sentence.”
2. Did you know Lucy’s first date was with Kendall Schmidt? Well, her “Life Sentence” co-star is his BTR band mate, Carlos PenaVega!
3. Brenda Song has gone from “Suite Life” to “Real Life” on a new CBS pilot! If the show gets picked up, this wouldn’t be Brenda’s first time on CBS – she recently starred as Angie on the show “Pure Genius,” pictured below.
4. You may have seen Sloane Morgan Siegel guest star on “Pure Genius,” but now, he’s landed a series regular role in FOX’s pilot “Amy’s Brother.” AND it’s produced by one of our faves, Melissa McCarthy!
5. Chloe East continues to crush it! The teen actress, who you may know as Val on “Liv and Maddie,” just got cast in the ABC drama “The Gospel of Kevin.”
6. Lea Michele is switching networks – the “Scream Queens” star just landed a new untitled comedy on ABC.
7. And she’s not the only insanely talented singer to nab an ABC pilot: Rachel Crow just won a role on the new “Goldbergs” spinoff!
8. Olivia Holt will be “Kickin’ It” as Tandy in the hotly-anticipated Freeform pilot “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.”
9. And Debby Ryan will be following her former “Suite Life” co-star, Cole Sprouse, to The CW! She booked the starring role in “Insatiable,” which follows bullied teen, Patty, who enters the pageant world after losing 70 pounds:
10. And last but not least, Saniyya Sidney, who had an epic year with her incredible performances in “Hidden Figures” and “Fences,” just booked FOX’s vampire drama, “The Passage.”
So, so exciting! Which show are you most excited about? Tweet us @ysbnow!