Ryan Seacrest Productions is in pre-production on a new 1/2 hour single-camera comedy series pilot for ABC titled “Mixology,” and the casting directors are holding auditions for the series regulars. Guest starring and possible recurring roles will be cast as soon as the regulars are cast. In addition to the principal actors, stand-ins will be hired prior to the start of shooting on March 18, 2013. The background extras will be cast throughout filming on the pilot episode, taking place in Los Angeles. The show is about a group of ten main characters, five guys and five gals, trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar. Where on each episode two of them will be meeting for the first time, sometimes sparks fly and other times they fizzle out.
Mercedes Masohn plays tough-as-nails sports attorney Maya, who starts to wonder how mean she treats people might be leading her down a path of loneliness and isolation. Kate Simses plays Maya’s best friend from work Liv, who is engaged to a lovably boring investment banker and starting to have second thoughts – the worst place for her to be is in this bar, full of attractive, aggressive single men. Blake Lee plays handsome nice guy accountant Tom, who is trying to get back out there after eight years of monogamy. Andrew Santino plays Tom’s best friend from college Bruce, who is unattractive, rude, broke and stuck in a lousy job.
Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Larry Charles is directing the pilot episode from a teleplay written by feature film writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Charles’ credits include writer and producer on “Seinfeld,” executive producer and writer on NBC’s “Mad About You,” executive producer and writer on HBO’s “Entourage,” executive producer and director on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. He has also directed the films “Borat,” “Brüno,” and “The Dictator”. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s writing credits include “Four Christmases,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part II,” “The Change-Up,” and the recently completed “21 and Over”.
In addition to writing the screenplay for “Mixology”, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are serving as the show’s executive producers. Ryan Seacrest Productions EVP of Scripted Programming Nina Wass will produce alongside Ryan Seacrest. Wass spent eight years at Touchstone TV/ABC Studios where she was partnered with Gene Stein, and was recently hired by Seacrest along with EVP of New Media Sibyl Goldman.
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Ryan Seacrest Productions
5750 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505
Mercedes Masohn – Maya
Blake Lee – Tom
Andrew Santino – Bruce
Kate Simses – Liv
A single-camera comedy that follows five guys and five girls trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar across the course of one night. Each episode will focus on two of our main characters meeting for the first time and either hitting it off, or not so much.