'Battlestar Galactica' Actor Signs On to NBC Comedy Pilot
'Battlestar Galactica' Actor Signs On to NBC Comedy Pilot
Battlestar Galactica's Michael Trucco, who plays newly outed Cylon Sam Anders on the Sci Fi Channel series, has recently landed the lead role in the NBC comedy pilot The Man of Your Dreams.  The series revolves around a womanizing scoundrel, played by Trucco, who decides to use his lothario skills to help women find love.  The pilot, which will go into production as soon as the writers' strike ends, has also cast a few more faces that will be familiar to television fans.

Constance Zimmer (Boston Legal, Entourage) will play Trucco's sister, a single mother who runs a wedding planning business.  Justina Machado, who is most famous for playing Rico's wife Vanessa on Six Feet Under, will play her business partner.

Rounding out the cast will be Christina Chang (CSI: Miami) as a self-professed gold digger, and RonReaco Lee (Monk, The Shield) as a Star Wars nerd and wannabe player who idolizes Trucco's character.

While NBC comedy pilots are rather hit or miss, it'll be interesting to see Trucco in a comedic role.  Aside from an episode of Joey he doesn't have much on his resume that indicates he can pull off comedy, and since that show wasn't funny it hardly counts.  This will be a welcome departure from his usual body of work.

Of course, the big question for Battlestar Galactica fans is what this means for Sam Anders.  The series only finished filming half of its final season before the writers' strike started, and with Anders as a newly revealed Cylon I'd expect him to appear in the second batch of episodes.  It's possible that the crew over at BSG will be able to work around his new schedule if the pilot gets picked up as a series.

- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Zap2It.com
(Image courtesy of the Sci Fi Channel)