Jerry O’Connell Steps Into NBC’s ‘Rex’ Pilot

Actor is last-minute replacement for “Heroes'” Sendhil Ramamurthy

Jerry O’Connell is set to co-star in NBC’s comedic drama pilot "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer," replacing Sendhil Ramamurthy days after the "Heroes" regular was cast in the role.

"Rex" stars David Tennant as Rex Alexander, a top Chicago litigator who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court.

Ramamurthy, for whom the casting was in second position to "Heroes," withdrew because of scheduling issues, an NBC rep said. The recasting was done Friday, on the eve of "Rex’s" production start.

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