*Actress Eliza Dushku, currently dating NBA star-turned-actor Rick Fox, has just cast opposite Damon Wayans in CBS’ sports radio sitcom, the network confirmed.
Former “Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star will play Casey, Nick’s (Wayans) female counterpart, in the multicamera comedy pilot set at a sports radio station.
Announcing the deal on her Facebook page, Dushku said: “It is with insanest excitement & awesomeness I get to finally fill you guys in: I’ve just landed a new CBS comedy pilot w/ my comic idol Mr. Damon Wayans! Stay tuned, there is a serious happy dance occurring at the moment!”
Written and executive produced by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (Grounded for Life), the sports radio pilot is inspired by ESPN personality Colin Cowherd, who will serve as a producer.
Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Running Wilde, Two and a Half Men) will also exec produce the project, which hails from CBS Television Studios in association with the Tannenbaum Co. Andy Cadiff will direct the pilot.
The actress late last year was cast in TNT’s pilot “Bird Dog,” which she dropped out of after less than a week.