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Heather Locklear playing a famous actress? Shouldn’t be too much of a stretch. The former “Melrose Place” star has been cast in a CBS ensemble comedy pilot, notes Entertainment Weekly.

“The Assistants” will focus on a group of helpers who work for a neurotic celebrity (Miss Locklear) prone to wild mood swings.

Also just cast in CBS comedy projects, according to EW.com: Former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” co-star Michelle Trachtenberg has joined an untitled pilot about young employees at a venture capital firm. Miss Trachtenberg plays a mailroom worker who’s promoted to a junior associate position at the firm, much to the surprise of a co-worker who has a crush on her.

And “24” veteran Mary Lynn Rajskub has been cast in CBS’ comedy pilot “How to Be a Gentleman.” Based on a book by David Hornsby, the show is described as a buddy comedy about an uptight columnist learning to enjoy his life with the help of his old high school classmate and trainer. Mr. Hornsby and Kevin Dillon star. Miss Rajskub plays Mr. Hornsby’s sister.

At NBC, according to Variety, Christina Applegate is set to star in a comedy pilot from writer Emily Spivey.

The untitled single-camera comedy revolves around an acerbic working woman who suddenly finds herself a working mother with a stay-at-home husband.

And “Friday Night Lights” star Connie Britton has found her next potential small-screen role, Variety reports, co-starring in the FX pilot “American Horror Story” from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Miss Britton has been on FX’s radar for some time — she also has been working with David O. Russell on a potential project for the network.

Compiled from web and wire reports