Andrew McCarthy is the latest member of the “Lipstick Jungle” cast to land a new pilot gig.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy will play Rick Rhodes, a record executive and father of Brittany Snow’s Lily in the “Gossip Girl” spinoff, which will air as a backdoor pilot in May.
Lily will, of course, grow up to become Kelly Rutherford’s Lily Van Der Woodsen of “Gossip Girl” fame. The spinoff will follow Lily’s adventures in Los Angeles in the ’80s.
It’s terrain that will be familiar for McCarthy, whose 1980s movies credits include “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Less than Zero.”
McCarthy was most recently seen on NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle.” The low-watched primetime soap is considered doubtful for renewal and McCarthy joins stars Lindsay Price and Kim Raver in scooping up alternative pilot work this spring.
In other CW casting news, Tim Matheson will play a Senator in the drama The Hollywood Reporter is calling “Body Politic” and Variety is calling “Body Politics.”
Matheson, always and forever Otter from “Animal House,” was most recently seen on the small screen in USA’s burnoff of the “To Love and Die” pilot.
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