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“NCIS: New Orleans” is staging a “Quantum Leap” reunion Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell will be reunited when Stockwell plays a retired cop who’s confronted about a murder from 40 years ago. Neil Patrick Harris: I don’t want to host an Oscars that is "super derivative of other shows that I’ve done" "I don’t want it to seem like I’m doing the same award hosting gig that I did on the Tonys, just now on a different stage,” he says. "And I think they don’t want that, either … It’s the biggest sandbox in the world. If you say, 'I think that I should do a thing with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.' Because it’s the Oscars, do they say yes? Because they would say no for the Tonys … I want to also just make sure that it’s a classy event. »
- Norman Weiss
Jamie Lee Curtis is the latest film star to migrate to a potential starring gig on CBS primetime.
Curtis has been cast in an untitled medical pilot from David Marshall Grant (Brothers & Sisters) that has her playing Caroline, the doctor-mom of quadruplets who grew up on a reality show. The drama script that’s in contention for fall 2014 is based on the Israeli format, Ran Quartet, and has been described as a soapy series.
- Lynette Rice
Jamie Lee Curtis has just gained four kids. On television, anyway. Curtis has joined CBS’s untitled drama pilot from David Marshall Grant (“Brothers & Sisters”), a soapy medical show centered around quadruplets – three brothers and a sister – who grew up on a reality show. Also read: Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Addiction After Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Curtis will play Caroline, the siblings’ mother, a dynamic and distinguished physician who runs a hospital. The show marks Curtis’ first starring role on a TV show since 1989, when she appeared as a series regular on ABC’s sitcom “Anything But Love. »
- Tim Kenneally
After years of trying, Jamie Lee Curtis has been lured to do a pilot. The True Lies and Halloween alumna is set to star in CBS’ untitled David Marshall Grant drama pilot, from CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly. The soapy medical show, based on an Israeli format, revolves around quadruplets – three brothers and a sister – who grew up on a reality show. Curtis will play their mother, Caroline, a dynamic and distinguished physician who now runs the hospital. This marks Curtis’ first series regular role since 1989′s Anything But Love. It expands her relationship with CBS and CBS TV Studios, where she recently did an arc on NCIS. CAA-repped Curtis was recently attached to a horror drama project at ABC Family with her Halloween H20 director Steve Miner. She also has been recurring on Fox’s New Girl. Grant penned the script for the CBS pilot, which he exec produces with Sarah Timberman, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, including appearances by Maureen O’Hara, Mel Brooks and Margaret O’Brien, plus a two-film tribute to Academy Award®-winner Richard Dreyfuss. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide with TCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.
O’Hara will present the world premiere restoration of John Ford’s Oscar®-winning Best Picture How Green Was My Valley (1941), while Brooks will appear at a screening of his western comedy Blazing Saddles (1974). O’Brien will be on-hand for Vincente Minnelli’s perennial musical favorite Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), starring Judy Garland. The tribute to Dreyfuss will consist of a double feature of two of his most popular roles: his Oscar®-winning performance »
- Melissa Thompson
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