(THR.COM) 'Heroes,' 'Smallville' alums land pilots
Oded Fehr, Sam Neill also among slew of castings

D'Agosto and Rosenbaum are set to star in NBC's untitled Justin Adler comedy, while Gray-Cabey will get to show off his musical talents in ABC's performance-arts drama "Limelight."

Also cast in "Limelight" are Oded Fehr, Kyle Riabko and Jessy Schram...

WBTV/Wonderland's "Limelight" is a soap about the teachers and the students at a New York performing-arts academy.

Fehr, repped by IFA and Rain Management, will play the school's larger-than-life and overbearing artistic director.

Riabko, repped by CAA and Management 360, and Schram ("Life") will play aspiring young actors auditioning for the academy, and Gray-Cabey will play the school's music prodigy...

( ... "Limelight" was partly inspired by hip-hop producer Williams and his formative years at a performing arts school. Project, from McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision label, will focus on the world of the students and faculty at such a school in New York...

( LIMELIGHT (ABC) - McG's long-in-the-works drama has received a pilot commitment from the Alphabet. The project, which is loosely based on the life of hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams, is a soap set around the teachers and students at a performing arts college in New York City. David S. Rosenthal was originally tapped to pen the pilot script but was replaced by K.J. Steinberg. David Semel is already on board to helm the hour and executive produce alongside McG, Steinberg and Leonard Goldberg for Warner Bros. Television and Wonderland Sound and Vision. Peter Johnson will also serve as a co-executive producer with Williams as a consulting producer.