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'Percy Jackson' Star Brandon T. Jackson, 'Melissa & Joey's' Lucy DeVito Join Hulu's 'Deadbeat'


By Jethro Nededog

Hulu has rounded out its cast for its upcoming supernatural comedy, "Deadbeat."

"Percy Jackson" movie franchise star Brandon T. Jackson and ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" actress Lucy DeVito have joined the series, which started production in New York City on Tuesday.

They join star Tyler Labine ("Reaper," "Boston Legal," "Animal Practice"), who plays Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted medium who will go to any lengths to help New York's ghosts settle their unfinished business.

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And as TheWrap reported first earlier this week, "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley plays Kevin's rival, nemesis and possible love interest, Camomile White, a glamorous celebrity medium.

Executive producers Brett Konner and Cody Heller (Wilfred) are writing the series, which will be directed by exec producer Troy Miller (Arrested Development). Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are exec producing for Brad Pitts Plan B.

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Hulu gave the scripted half-hour comedy a straight to series order for 10 episodes. Plan B is producing with Lionsgate TV financing the series. Production is currently underway in New York City.

Jackson is represented by CAA and ML Management. DeVito is repped by SMS and CornerStone.

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