Some news tidbits from this morning: Eureka star Colin Ferguson will join the cast as the lead in a comedy pilot for Fox titled Like Father, where Ferguson will play Van “The Hurricane” Lyons, nicknamed for his personality, who moves in to his son Will’s campus apartment after his wife passes away. Also cast are Phil Lewis (The Suite Life… shows on Disney) as Van’s best friend, and Kevin Michael Martin (My Little Princess) as Will’s best friend and roommate. The pilot is being written, directed and produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) for Warner Bros. TV. Eureka fifth and final season will air beginning April 16th.
Also, Syfy has bought a spec script from Brett Conrad (Sons Of Anarchy, Covert Affairs) to adapt into a 90-minute pilot called The Dover Agenda. It is described as a thriller where a young man is recruited into a secret branch of military intelligence – and the one who recruited him is a future version of himself. Barry Josephson (Bones) will executive produce for FreemantleMedia.