ABC's "V" remake has found its first cast member, while a pair of comedies at the network have added Julie Bowen and Jonathan Silverman to their rosters.
Scott Wolf will star in "V," which is based on the 1980s NBC series about alien "visitors" land on Earth and, after initially seeming friendly, start to take over the world. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he'll play a newscaster who sees the alien landing as the ticket to stardom and soon becomes the visitors' mouthpiece.
Wolf's last regular TV role was also at ABC, as part of the ensemble of "The Nine" in 2006-07. The former "Party of Five" star was also a regular on "Everwood" and guested on "CSI: NY" earlier this season.
On the comedy side, Bowen ("Boston Legal") has joined "My American Family," a documentary-style show that follows three couples. She'll play the mother of a traditional family, who's married to Ty Burrell; the cast also includes Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara as a May-December couple and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet as a gay couple.
As for Silverman, the former "Single Guy" will play a married guy in the comedy from Strauss, a veteran of "All of Us" and "Friends." The show revolves around three couples with varying viewpoints on relationships and kids.