The former "Alias" and "The Inside" star will take a lead role in FOX's "Them," from director-producer Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3"). Nichols will play an employee of Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who becomes involved in some way with an alien sleeper cell.
Over at CBS, "Viva Laughlin!," the network's geographically relocated adaptation of the BBC's "Viva Blackpool!," has added Carter Jenkins ("Surface") and Ellen Woglom to its cast. British actor Lloyd Owen ("Miss Potter") was previously announced for the lead role.
The "Laughlin" pilot is being directed by Gabriele Muccino ("The Pursuit of Happyness") and will be executive produced by Hugh Jackman, who will guest star.
But which Jessica Collins is in the pilot? The Hollywood Reporter casting story uses a picture of Jessica Collins, who appeared this season in ABC's "The Nine," but lists the credits for the different, blonder Jessica Collins who appeared in multiple episodes of "American Dreams" and "Tru Calling."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun