With CSI: Miami on the bubble at CBS, series co-star Eva LaRue has booked an insurance plan
The actress has joined ABC's untitled Mandy Moore comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. LaRue will guest star in the pilot with an option to become a series regular should the project move to series. The Moore project is in first position to her role on CSI: Miami.
LaRue, who plays Detective Natalia Boa Vista on the long-running CSI spinoff, will play Veronica, one of Annie's sisters.
The fate of CSI: Miami, now in its 10th season on CBS, remains uncertain as the spinoff starring David Caruso was left off the first-place network's early series renewals this month.
LaRue joins a cast that includes Stockard Channing, whowill play Barbara, the warm, devoted and sometimes overbearing and manipulative matriarch of Moore's family. Kurt Fuller will play her husband Steve, who is described as a good-natured guy and dad who's used to taking a back seat to his take-charge wife. Erinn Hayes and Majandra Delfino co-star in the project.
Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub will write and executive produce the pilot alongside Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements andShawn Levy, who will direct the 20th Television single-camera pilot.
Channing and Fuller join the previously cast Erinn Hayes and Majandra Delfino in the project.
For LaRue, the Moore pilot would be her first potential comedy series gig after more than 150 episodes of the CBS crime procedural. Repped by APA and Marv Dauer Management, her credits also include All My Children.