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3 items from 2009

Armchair Casting Director: U.S. remake of 'Prime Suspect'

29 November 2009 1:27 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Ever since NBC announced that it would be doing an American version of the English-accented Prime Suspect, I've known who should play Helen Mirren's part, and if you've ever tuned in to Friday Night Lights, so have you: Connie Britton. Hands down. No contest. End of discussion. Not only is she a one-woman home run, but since Fnl is wrapping production in May on what's likely to be its fifth and final season, the coach's wife will be available to tackle the leading lady role for which she's so long been ready. That said, if the Peacock's vision is »

- Michael Ausiello and Andy Patrick

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ABC Pilot News: Reiko Cops Detective Role, and More

18 March 2009 12:18 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

If you seek Lost's Amy beyond this spring (or beyond the 1970s, for that matter), you may be out of luck. Reiko Aylesworth, who only joined up with the Dharma Initiative for a handful of episodes, has landed a role in Jerry Bruckheimer's untitled ABC drama pilot about amateur detectives. Among a multitude of other ABC pilot castings from the Hollywood Reporter, Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue) has been cast in ...

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- Matt Mitovich

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Flurry of castings for several pilots

17 March 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Melinda McGraw has landed the female lead opposite Kelsey Grammer in his ABC comedy pilot, Alfre Woodard has joined Fox's "Maggie Hill," "Worst Week" star Kyle Bornheimer is set to play a lead on ABC's untitled Ricky Blitt comedy pilot, Reiko Aylesworth has joined ABC's untitled Jerry Bruckheimer drama, Jon Foster is set to star opposite Jenna Elfman in ABC's comedy "Accidentally on Purpose," and Arielle Kebbel has landed a lead on ABC's comedy "No Heroics."

Additionally, Katherine Moennig and Daniel Henney have been tapped to star in CBS' transplant surgery pilot "Three Rivers"; Elisabeth Harnois has been picked to star in another CBS medical drama pilot, "Miami Trauma"; Db Woodside has been cast in CBS' drama pilot "Back"; and Gail O'Grady has joined ABC's "Empire State."

In other pilot news, CBS' comedy "Good Girls" has been pushed because of difficulties casting the leads.

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- By Nellie Andreeva

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