'Husbands And Wives' Casts A Wife, 'Dr. Freed' Hires An Office Manager

Two lovely ladies have been cast in new television pilots, one for NBC and one on the USA Network.

Nicole Ari Parker
NBC's The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives—or SLOHAW, if you are prone to abbreviations—is a thrilling and dramatic primetime soap produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The series will deal with the secrets and lies shared by a tightly woven group of three suburban couples and their families that are exposed in the wake of a shocking murder.

Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food) has landed the role of Paula, half of one of the three couples. A tough and strikingly beautiful trophy wife who has struggled through 12 years of a troubled marriage, Paula begins to question whether to stay with her husband out of love or respect, oblivious to the fact that he is financially ruined.

Parker joins Perrey Reeves (Entourage) who was recently cast as Danielle Deaver, a flirty and funny woman with a tightly wound personality and a dark secret that not even she knows about.


Justina Machado
Best known for playing Vanessa Diaz on the critically acclaimed HBO drama Six Feet Under, Justina Machado has snagged the last regular role on USA's comedy pilot Paging Dr. Freed, scheduled to begin shooting this week in Los Angeles.

The single-camera comedy revolves around gynecologist brother duo David (Kyle Howard) and Jonathan (Joel David Moore) as they inherit their father's thriving medical practice and have to deal with their meddling mother (Annie Potts) along the way. Machado will portray the clinic's no-nonsense office manager and gatekeeper who also acts as a tough-loving figure at the workplace. She has had previous medical experience on television with her roles on NBC's ER and CBS' Three Rivers.

I don't mind admitting I had a huge crush on Justina Machado during Six Feet Under's run. Rico just didn't appreciate what he had! Are there any actors or actresses you haven't seen on TV in a while who you'd like to see again?

- USA Network
- Nicole Ari Parker
- Justina Machado

Written by: Chrononaut
Sep 27th, 2012, 12:55 pm

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