Jake Smollett:(On how casting went for "The Middleman") My agents called me about it. I love "Star Trek" and all of these crazy, crazy shows. The more out there, the better for me. So of course I'd jump at the chance to do this. My mom is my acting coach, so she completely helped me set this character up. The day that I had the pilot audition, I had two other auditions and I got so late for the ["Middleman"] audition that I was about to just call my agents and say, "I don't even know if I'm going to make this!" But my mom drove, sped me there, I made it, and then … "The Middleman"!