Cast updates: Wayans feels Better

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Damon Wayans, who once was one of television's most quoted comedians on In Living Color, is coming back to television thanks to ABC. The actor/comedian has signed a lucrative deal to play the lead on ABC's comedy pilot Never Better, says Variety.

The show is--surprise, surprise--an adaptation of a British program in which a recovering alcoholic (Wayans) tries to be a good hubby and dad to his family.

The vacancy left by the tragic death of Monk actor Stanley Kamel has now been filled. Kamel, who played shrink to show star Tony Shaloub's character, will be replaced by veteran actor Hector Elizondo (Cane), says Elizondo is expected to make his debut on Monk during next season's premiere on July 18.

Arrested Development cast members have been busy lately, and the latest to land a new job is Jessica Walter, who awesomely played the mother in the cult comedy hit. Walter will join the vastly expanding cast of the new Beverly Hills, 90210 remake/spin-off as the main family's grandmother. Also joining the show as one of the high school's teachers is Dirt's Ryan Eggold.

Everwood's Tom Amandes is playing doctor again, says Variety. The actor has joined the ABC comedy pilot This Might Hurt as one of the main characters: a physician who works with his son. Also on board with the new show are Missi Pyle and Alex Meneses.

Finally, horned-rimmed-glasses-wearing cutie Lisa Loeb is making a cameo in an upcoming episode of CW's Gossip Girl, says The Los Angeles Times. She'll play herself on the May 12 episode.

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