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Pilot News: Projects for Nina Dobrev and Cazzie David, Directing Gig for Patricia Riggen

Dobrev in “The Vampire Diaries”: Annette Brown/The CW

“Vampire Diaries” alumna Nina Dobrev, “Eighty Sixed” web series co-creator and star Cazzie David, and “Miracles from Heaven” director Patricia Riggen have all booked pilots. Dobrev is set to star in CBS sitcom “Fam,” David will topline and co-write Amazon comedy “Half-Empty,” and Riggen will direct an untitled legal drama for Fox.

Written by Corinne Kingsbury, “Fam” will see Dobrev playing Clem, a “grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted, and outspoken” woman whose younger sister (Odessa Adlon) comes to live with her and her fiancé, Deadline reports. Kingsbury is among the project’s EPs.

Clem “was a bit of a hot mess in her younger years, but since then, she has worked hard to create the best version of herself and her life is on track,” the source summarizes. She’s “ecstatic when Jay, the love of her life, proposes. In the ‘best version of herself,

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