"Phys Ed" is one of five new pilots that are in production for ABC Family.
AB Media Publishing, LLC
Prodco is in pre-production on a new comedy series pilot for ABC Family called "Phys Ed", and auditions are taking place for series regulars, guest stars, and day players. Extras will be cast throughout production which begins in November, 2012. Roles for teachers, parents, and students are being cast in Los Angeles, with some additional casting done in New York. Especially needed are people 18 and older who can play high school age to work as extras on the show. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles.
"Phys Ed" is a half-hour multi-camera comedy series, although the pilot episode will be one-hour long. The show centers on Ed Spector, played by Ryan Sypek. Ed was a popular high school jock who returns as an adult to teach Physical Education at his former high school, and ends up somehow becoming intimate with fellow teacher Janie Macallister, played by Kate Lang Johnson. Turns out Janie is Ed's former Nathan Hale High School classmate whom he ignored, but is now drop dead gorgeous. Although Ed has matured and become a very nice responsible man, he soon discovers that the same cannot be said for some of the other faculty members. The history teacher Alan Rappaport is a pretentious jerk, along with his airheaded large busted hot sidekick Cheer Coach Wendy Kleinman.
Former actor Ted Wass will direct the pilot episode of "Phys Ed". Wass previously directed episodes of the ABC Family shows "State of Georgia" and "Melissa & Joey". Other notable episodic television directing credits include Disney Channel's "Smart Guy," "Caroline in the City," "Spin City," "Less Than Perfect," "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men," and "Rules of Engagement" among many others. Wass is a graduate of DePaul University's Goodman School of Drama, and made his Broadway acting debut in "Grease" playing Danny Zuko in 1976. He then played Danny Dallas on the series "Soap" from 1977–1981, and Nick Russo on the sitcom "Blossom" from 1991–1995 among many other shows. After Blossom ended in 1995, Wass retired from acting and has focused only on directing episodic television.
David H. Steinberg wrote the pilot episode of "Phys Ed". Steinberg lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife producer Keetgi Kogan. The couple have collaborated on several projects including the films "Barely Legal" starring Amy Smart and Tom Arnold, and the upcoming "Miss Dial" which was also produced by Cast It Talent founder Eric Hayes. Keetgi Kogan is additionally a writer, and has written a screenplay called "What About Barb" that will be released by Universal Pictures. Both Steinberg and Kogan attended the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.
The production company behind "Phys Ed" is called Prodco, Inc. Prodco's president is Don Mink, who is also co-founder of the Disney-ABC Television Group owned subsidiary production company It's a Laugh Productions. That company has produced such Disney Channel shows as "Hannah Montana," "Lab Rats," "Pair of Kings," "A.N.T. Farm," "Wizards of Waverly Place," "The Suite Life on Deck" "Dog with a Blog," and "Jessie" among many others. In addition to "Phys Ed", Prodco is also producing four other ABC Family pilots in pre-production.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
12001 Ventura Place
Studio City, CA 91604
609 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Information: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central, you must register in person.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Executive Producers: David H. Steinberg, Matt Goldman
Producer: Keetgi Kogan Steinberg
Director: Ted Wass
Ryan Sypek - Ed Spector
Kate Lang Johnson - Janie Macallister
Sunkrish Bala - English Teacher Alan Rappaport
Chelsea Harris - History Teacher and Cheer Coach Wendy Kleinman
"Phys Ed" is a half-hour multi-camera comedy series about Nathan Hale High School's star jock Ed Spector (Ryan Sypek) who returns to teach at his former alma mater only to find that, even though he's changed, nothing else really has.