Gilford, quarterback Matt Saracen on NBC's "Friday Night Lights," will take one of the leads in ABC's legal drama "Matadors," about a pair of feuding families on different sides of the Chicago legal world. Most recently spotted on the big screen (by two or three people) in "Post Grad," Gilford will play a third-generation defense attorney.
Also at ABC, Hinds is set to play what The Hollywood Reporter describes as "an overworked and underpaid lieutenant" in the police pilot "187 Detroit," about a documentary crew following a homicide division.
Ritter will play the lead role in NBC's drama "The Event," which the trade only says focuses on a regular guy trying to unravel a larger conspiracy, told from multiple points of view.
Over on FOX, Williams will play a police officer in "Ridealong," a 20th Century Fox TV production about a tough Chicago cop out to clean up corruption in The Loop."