‘Trace’ Hunk, Sarah Chalke Top Latest Pilot Picks

by | February 5, 2010 at 1:47 PM | TV News

Enrique Murciano (CBS)

Enrique Murciano (CBS)

Who might be TV’s new McDreamy? Will it be ‘Without a Trace’s Enrique Murciano or Martin Henderson? Both actors have been cast in ‘Off the Map,’ the medical drama pilot created by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ scribe Jenna Bans and exec-produced by ‘Grey’s’ boss Shonda Rhimes.

In past seasons, Henderson was attached to the ABC pilots ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ (where he would have spied Jordana Brewster as his wife) and the Rhimes-produced ‘Inside the Box,’ a look at D.C. news reporters.

Elsewhere this development season, per the Hollywood Reporter:

‘Scrubs’ cutie Sarah Chalke is one of three ‘Freshmen’ Congress members who cohabitate in an ABC comedy pilot being exec-produced by political pontificator Arianna Huffington.

That ’70s gal, Laura Prepon, has been tapped to play wife to British wit Danny Wallace in ABC’s ‘Awkward Situations for Men’ pilot.

‘Reaper’s Bret Harrison is ready to geek out as a security system hacker on Fox’s untitled comedy from Adam Goldberg.

Gary Cole (‘Office Space’) is ‘Uncle Nigel’ in TBS’ comedy pilot about a veteran homicide detective who takes on his nephew as a partner.