NBC TV Pilot "Next" Online Open Casting Call

*** This casting is now complete ***

The casting director for a new 1/2 hour NBC TV Pilot is looking for kids who are physically challenged and use a wheelchair to play Paul Reiser’s 11-year-old son. The TV pilot shoots in Los Angeles, starting April 7, 2010 for roughly one week.

To be considered for the show, go to the following website and upload your audition video:

ALL ActorCast submissions will be reviewed by the show's casting director. It is free to audition. is the ONLY website that you can upload your audition video for this project, so beware of any other website's claims of casting for this pilot.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

NBC Universal Television
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Bonanza Productions Inc. / Nuance Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg. 36
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Executive Producers:

Paul Reiser
Jonathan Shapiro


Merri Howard
Craig Knizek


Bryon Gordon

Principal Actor Casting:

Marci Liroff
Please do not contact Marci's casting office about this online open call.

Extras Casting:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

Starring: Paul Reiser


Paul has a very comfortable life. He starred in a big hit TV comedy a few years back and has since been enjoying his wife and kids - and his lovely home which he doesn't like to leave. But life continues to throw what it will his way - including the group of friends he seems to have: a random selection of the husbands of his wife's friends, and fathers of his kids' schoolmates.

NBC Open Casting Calls for Americas Next Great Restaurant

*** This casting has expired as of 5-2010 ***

NBC has announced the new alternative-competitive series Americas Next Great Restaurant – from Magical Elves the Emmy Award-nominated producers of “Project Runway” and "Top Chef” - that will allow contestants to vie for arguably the biggest prize in reality show history - the opportunity to open a new restaurant chain in four cities across America.

The contestants’ fate will be decided by a panel of real investors who fund the chain of restaurants with their own money. As the competitors chase their American dream, viewers will also be fully engaged with interactive elements online at

The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios. "This is the first time the culinary and business worlds have come together in a big event series where the prize is one of the largest in reality TV history," said Telegdy. "Not only will viewers get to watch the competition unfold, they'll be able to eat at the winning restaurant immediately after the show's finale."

“This show is going to make the American Dream come true for someone out there - all they need is one great idea,” said executive producer Dan Cutforth. Added executive producer, Jane Lipsitz, “With a prize of this magnitude, we believe this show will bring together everything we love about reality TV; creative passionate contestants, a dynamic panel of experts, and fierce competition.”

Americas Next Great Restaurant challenges its creative and ambitious contestants to realize their dream of opening the next great restaurant. However, achieving that goal requires substantial financial backing and business connections that few people can claim.

The winner will be selected by a panel of some of the most important names in both the dining and business worlds who will invest their own money in the final restaurant chain and have a huge stake in the game’s winner. Thousands of ideas will be narrowed down as each week the investors will put the chosen few through rigorous challenges to discover whose plan has the greatest potential for success. The stakes have never been higher for the contestants and the investors. The series will showcase larger-than-life personalities who will offer the hopeful restaurateurs expertise, support - and the kind of tough love it will take to overcome great odds. Ultimately, after a much-heated debate, the panel will choose the winning concept and decide whose idea will be America’s newest restaurant.

In 2009, the U.S. restaurant industry was a $566 billion business. “Americas Next Great Restaurant” will offer a lucky American who has a great idea the chance to be a vital part of that industry.

Prospective competitors can apply for a chance to be a contestant can log on to:

There will be a National Talent Search bus tour with open casting calls, or you can apply online by uploading a video here. Visitors also can follow the bus tour on Twitter @magicalelves with photos and video.