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Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot

 Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot

Time to revive those old “come home to CBS” promos. Hours after snagging Marg Helgenberger for a fall pilot, CBS just lured The Unit star Dennis Haysbert back to play a detective in the drama Backstrom.

From Hart Hanson (Bones), Backstrom is based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, and irascible detective who tries to change his self-destructive… Continue reading Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot

Alicia Silverstone to star in Lifetime pilot

 Alicia Silverstone to star in Lifetime pilot

Lifetime landed a casting coup by nabbing Alicia Silverstone for its drama pilot about a human resources executive who has an epiphany and changes her outlook.

Dubbed HR, Silverstone will play the director of HR for a big company who suffers a head injury — and decides on a new way to do business… Continue reading Alicia Silverstone to star in Lifetime pilot

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams. On TV. Together.

This is now a possibility.

Gellar is set to co-star in the CBS pilot Crazy Ones, a single-cam comedy about a father (Williams) and daughter who run an advertising agency together. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star will play Sydney Roberts, the intense and driven daughter of Williams’s Simon Roberts.

Gellar last headlined CW’s one-season drama Ringer, a role that was… Continue reading Sarah Michelle Gellar to co-star with Robin Williams in CBS pilot

ABC drama pilot stages ‘L Word’ reunion

 ABC drama pilot stages ‘L Word’ reunion

A drama pilot in development for ABC this fall will reunite Jennifer Beals with the creator/executive producer of The L Word, the drama she starred in at Showtime.

Ilene Chaiken will serve as the showrunner for Venice, a sudsy drama pilot from McG about two rival families who live in the California city, Deadline reports. Chaiken was a co-creator of The L

Josh Holloway 510x417 ‘Lost’ alum Josh Holloway cast in CBS drama pilot ‘Intelligence’

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From the island to U.S. intelligence — Lost alum Josh Holloway has scored the lead role in CBS’ drama pilot Intelligence, EW has confirmed.

Based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon, the show is about a U.S. intelligence unit whose top agent, Gabriel Black (Holloway), has some very special abilities — a microchip that has been implanted into his… Continue reading ‘Lost’ alum Josh Holloway cast in CBS drama pilot ‘Intelligence’