CMT is adding actor/recording artist Tyler Hilton (from Extant and One Tree Hill), Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris and Better with You), Maria Canals-Barrera (Wizards of Waverly Place), Molly McCook (The Ranch), Christina Moore (True Blood and 90210) and Talia Tabin (The Grinder and Parks and Recreation) to its upcoming pilot His Wives & Daughters, the one-hour dramedy series centering on the eclectic and cunning wives and daughters of larger-than-life country music legend and infamous womanizer Eddie Ray Banks.
The pilot kicks-off when Eddie’s estranged family is brought together unexpectedly, causing tempers to flare and old rivalries to resurface, setting the stage for startling secrets to emerge as an unforgettable mystery begins to unfold. In addition to previously-announced cast members Jane Seymour, Gail O’Grady and Jeff Kober, the ensemble includes:
Tyler Hilton as Dave, an early 1960’s-era Eddie Banks lookalike and impersonator. The similarities between Dave and young Eddie Banks are striking — handsome features, a deep crooning voice, a penchant for women, and a commitment to method acting. Remember him on One Tree Hill?
Kurt Fuller as Corny, Eddie’s reluctant sidekick. While Corny may have played the bumbling, gap-toothed guy on Eddie’s popular variety show, he is actually a suave, classically trained actor and musician tired of playing second fiddle (literally). His goal has always been to steal Eddie’s spotlight and second wife, Donna.
— Kurt Fuller (@TheKurtFuller) March 31, 2016
Maria Canals-Barrera as Magdalena, Eddie’s housekeeper and personal assistant for nearly 30 years. She’s been his loyal confidante through multiple marriages and may know him better than anyone else. She’s also hiding a big secret. Hello, Selena Gomez’s mom from Wizards of Waverly Place!
Molly McCook as Tammy, Eddie’s most recent wife. The opposite of a conniving gold-digger, Tammy is hopelessly sweet and sees the best in everyone.
Christina Moore as April, the sarcastic daughter of Eddie and Lorna. At a young age she won an Academy Award in a role opposite her father, but by age 13 she was unemployable and partying with the best. A veteran of all the top rehabs, April recently wrote a tell-all memoir that has the rest of the family up in arms. You might remember her from That 70s Show driving the car in the intro.
Talia Tabin as Carolyn, Eddie and Donna’s highly strung daughter who has serious daddy issues. Carolyn parlayed her father’s name into a recording contract in 1995 and became a one-hit wonder. Chronically insecure and desperate for attention, Carolyn’s issues play out in a string of unsuitable relationships.
We also thoroughly enjoy her Instagram — dog pics included.
Production on His Wives & Daughters is scheduled to begin this January. Keep it here for more news on the upcoming pilot.