Lisa London and Catherine Stroud Casting Two New Comedy Series

Backstage West recently wrote an article on Lisa and Catherine’s latest casting projects.

By Pete Keeley

First Family television showLisa London and Catherine Stroud will be casting two new syndicated comedy series, Back Stage has confirmed.

The two series — “First Family” and “Mr. Box Office” — hail from Entertainment Studios, which announced that each had received a 104-episode order in January. Both are scheduled to start production this summer ahead of planned fall premieres.

“First Family” centers on a fictional (i.e., not the Obamas, and not based on the Obamas) African-American family living in the White House. The cast includes Christopher B. Duncan as President William Johnson, Gladys Knight as the first mom, and comedian Paul Rodriguez as a Latin-American dictator. Production on the pilot of “First Family” wrapped in March, and shooting is planned for the summer.

“Mr. Box Office” follows an A-list actor who is sentenced to six months of community service teaching at a high school in South Central Los Angeles. The pilot is scheduled to shoot in early May.

London/Stroud also cast the Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” and “House of Anubis.”