"Charlie's Angels" (ABC)
Casting director Debi Manwiller says the original is a good jumping-off point for actors trying to familiarize themselves with the show.
"Person of Interest" (CBS)
Casting director Mark Saks of Mark Saks Casting describes "Person of Interest" as " 'The Equalizer' with a 'Big Brother' element" and adds that it was the highest-testing pilot for CBS in 15 years.
"Ringer" (The CW)
Casting directors Dan Shaner and Michael Testa describe the show as having a film noir vibe. "It's twisty, turny, internal," says Testa. "Think Brian De Palma films from the '70s."
"Smash" (NBC, Midseason)
Given the subject matter and locale, a spectrum of ethnically and culturally diverse actors will appear on the show, says casting director Tiffany Canfield of Telsey + Company.