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Virginia Williams Nabs Lead in Lifetime's 'Bianca'

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Virginia Williams has landed the title role on Lifetime's upcoming series "Bianca."

Meanwhile, Josh Hopkins is set to do a multiepisode arc on Fox's new drama series "Vanished," while Pooch Hall has come aboard CW's new comedy series "The Game" as a regular.

"Bianca," from FremantleMedia North America, is a primetime soap based on the popular German telenovela of the same name about Bianca (Williams), a woman searching for a new life after being unfairly imprisoned who falls for the soon-to-be-married heir to a wealthy family.

Lifetime gave a 20-episode order to the project, slated to begin production in Australia in August.

Williams most recently starred opposite Shelley Long in the TV movie "Honeymoon With Mom," which aired on Lifetime. This past development season, she co-starred in the untitled Chris Sheridan comedy pilot for NBC.

Williams is repped the Abrams Artists Agency and manager Kieran Maguire at Nine Yards Entertainment.

On "Vanished," which chronicles the disappearance of a senator's wife, Hopkins will play a man from the wife's past.

Hopkins, who most recently co-starred on the WB Network series "Pepper Dennis" and the CBS telefilms "Surrender Dorothy" and "Covert One: The Hades Factor," is repped by the Gersh Agency and the Firm.

"The Game," a spinoff of UPN's long-running comedy "Girlfriends," revolves around women in the lives of professional football players.

Hall will play a rookie wide receiver, the boyfriend to Tia Mowry's character. The role has been recast.

The actor, who most recently recurred on "Pepper Dennis," next appears in the feature "Hood of Horror."

Hall is repped by Abrams Artists.


Nellie Andreeva writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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