TV Bites: Luke Wilson, This Is Your Enlightenment
· Luke Wilson will take a break from hawking AT&T phone plans to star in Mike White's upcoming HBO comedy pilot opposite Diane Ladd and Ladd's real-life daughter Laura Dern. The single-camera project, Enlightened, centers on Dern's character, Amy, "a self-destructive woman who after a meltdown has a spiritual awakening and becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work." Wilson will play Amy's drug-addled ex-husband and Ladd will co-star as Amy's mother. [THR]
Cyndi Lauper, Bret Michaels and Donald Trump collaborate onscreen; Casey Wilson finds life after Saturday Night Live; and more TV Bites after the jump.
· Donald Trump has recruited a new roster of Celebrity Apprentice participants including Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Sinbad, Carol Leifer, Bret Michaels and Rod Blagojevich for the new season, slated to premiere Sunday, March 14. [THR]
· Your chance to star in a Jersey Shore spoof porn has arrived with this casting notice. Good luck! [ONTD]
· More casting news for True Blood: Southland co-star Kevin Alejandro will appear in almost every episode next season as "Jesus, a Latino orderly who is taking care of Ruby Jean Reynolds (Alfre Woodard) at her care facility and becomes involved with her son, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis)." [THR]
· TV Land has finally rounded out a cast for its depressing multicamera pilot Retired at 35. Johnathan McClain will star as David, a successful young businessman who decides to leave New York in favor of his father's Florida retirement home. George Segal will star as David's retired father, Casey Wilson as his sister, Arrested Development's Jessica Walter will play his mother and Christine Ebersole will become a potential love interest for David's father. [THR]