One Tree Hill alum Tyler Hilton, Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris, Better with You), Molly McCook (The Ranch), Christina Moore (True Blood, 90210) and Talia Tabin (The Grinder, Parks and Recreation) have joined the cast of CMT’s soapy, comedic pilot His Wives and Daughters. They join previously announced Jane Seymour, Gail O’Grady, Jeff Kober and Maria Canals-Barrera.
Created and produced by Dina Chapman and Steve Sessions, the project centers on the eclectic and cunning wives and daughters of larger-than-life country music legend (and infamous womanizer) Eddie Ray Banks. After his estranged family is brought together unexpectedly, tempers flare and old rivalries resurface, setting the stage for startling secrets to emerge as an unforgettable mystery begins to unfold.
Hilton plays 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.
Fuller portrays 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.
McCook is Tammy, Eddie’s most recent wife. The opposite of a conniving gold-digger, Tammy is hopelessly sweet and sees the best in everyone.
Moore plays 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.
Tabin will portray 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.
Hilton, whose credits include Fox’s Pitch and feature Walk the Line, is also a noted recording artist having released four albums and the upcoming single “Next to You” and is currently headlining a 30-city national tour. He’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Berwick & Kovacik. Fuller is repped by APA and Leverage Management. McCook is repped by Shelter Entertainment Group and Ellis Talent Group. Moore is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment. Tabin is repped by APA, 3 Arts, and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
Production on His Wives & Daughters is scheduled to begin in January.