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Deadline told you about the Kelsey Grammer Starz series Boss last fall, and now the network has confirmed everything, with Gus Van Sant set to make his TV directing debut. Not included in the release is that Troy Garity will join the series for a key story arc as a newspaper reporter. Here's the release: Beverly Hills, Calif. – April 20, 2011 – Production begins April 27 in Chicago on “Boss,” an original dramatic series from Starz and Lionsgate Television, starring TV icon Kelsey Grammer and with its first episode directed by acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant in his TV helming debut. Over its eight-episode season, the show centers on the Machiavellian machinations of a fictional Chicago mayor with a dark secret and is set to premiere exclusively on Starz in October 2011. Joining Grammer, who will be making his first dramatic TV series debut as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, in the main cast on “Boss” are Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Ellen Woglom and Ravi Patel have signed up for lead roles in ABC sitcom pilot My Freakin' Family. Deadline reports that the pair will portray young people who have a baby and are forced to deal with two sets of grandparents from different cultural backgrounds. Woglom, who will play Anna, starred in NBC legal drama Outlaw and recently appeared on The Defenders. Transformers actor Patel will play her husband Raj. His past television credits include CW series Easy Money (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Cusick will play what is considered by some the male lead on the show, a handsome, intense and brilliant litigator who works for Olivia.
Cusick started off as a recurring on Lost, landing a guest-starring Emmy nomination for his role as former Scottish solder Desmond Hume, before getting promoted to regular in Season 3 of the island drama.
- Nellie Andreeva
3 items from 2011
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