PilotWatch 2010: TV Vets Land Gigs

Stars of “Numbers,” “Ed” and “24” find new homes on possible series

Last Updated: March 8, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

ABC has recruited TV vets Rob Morrow and Tom Cavanagh for key roles in fall pilots, while Jean Smart is set to return to CBS in "Hawaii Five-O."

Morrow, best known for "Northern Exposure" and the almost-up "Numbers," is set to play a defense attorney is ABC’s Jerry Bruckheimer-produced "The Whole Truth." His casting is in second position to "Numbers," but the CBS show is considered all but canceled.

Also at ABC, Cavanagh ("Ed") will star as a psychologist turned bounty hunter in the network’s "Edgar Floats." He most recently starred in TNT’s short-lived "Trust Me."

Over at CBS, meanwhile, Smart has booked guest starring gig in the "Five-O" reboot. She’ll play the governor of Hawaii.

Smart’s best-known CBS role was on the 1990s sitcom "Designing Women."

All three castings were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by TheWrap.