Connect with IMDb

News for
Boston's Finest (2010) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

6 items from 2010

Channel Surfing: Katee Sackhoff Turned Down True Blood, Guests for Post-Lost Special, Stephen King in Sons of Anarchy, and More

7 May 2010 7:44 AM, PDT | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello has the scoop on why Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) turned down the role of Debbie Pelt on Season Three of HBO's vampire drama True Blood, a role that was later filled by The Middleman's Brit Morgan when Sackhoff decided instead to join the cast of ABC drama pilot Boston's Finest. "I am a huge fan of True Blood,” Sackhoff told Ausiello. "It’s a phenomenal show and [executive producer] Alan Ball is a f—ing genius. But I wanted more security than one season of something, so I rolled the dice with [Boston's Finest]. This entire business is about rolling the dice and hoping you made the right decision. I almost didn’t take 24 to do my own series on USA Network, and that worked out. I’m sure [Brit] is going to be fantastic [as Debbie]." (Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files) The Wrap's Josef Adalian »

- Jace

Permalink | Report a problem

TV Bites: Katee Sackhoff Chooses Cops Over True Blood

7 May 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | Movieline - TVline | See recent Movieline - TVline news »

· If you were not a fan of Katee Sackhoff's labored story arc on 24, then you will be pleased to know that she has turned down an invitation to Bon Temps. True Blood offered the Battlestar alum the role of Debbie but Sackhoff chose to film ABC's cop drama pilot Boston's Finest instead. She explained the reasoning behind her gamble to EW: "It's a phenomenal show and [exec producer] Alan Ball is a f*cking genius. But I wanted more security than one season of something, so I rolled the dice with [Boston's Finest].


Charlie Sheen asks CBS for a boatload of money, Comedy Central invests in stoner programming again, and more TV Bites after the jump. »

Permalink | Report a problem

Katee Sackhoff refused 'True Blood' role

7 May 2010 3:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Katee Sackhoff has revealed that she turned down a role in the third season of True Blood. The 24 star had been in the running for a part as Alcide's ex Debbie Pelt. However, the role went to Brit Morgan when Sackhoff decided to join the cast of ABC's police drama pilot Boston's Finest. "I am a huge fan of True Blood," Sackhoff told Entertainment Weekly. "It's a phenomenal show and [executive producer] Alan Ball is a f**king genius. But I wanted more security than one season of something so I rolled the dice with [Boston's (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

Permalink | Report a problem

Exclusive: Why Katee Sackhoff said no to 'True Blood'

6 May 2010 4:25 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The upcoming third season of True Blood will feature werewolves, same-sex crushes, threesomes, and a new king. But here's one thing you won't find on the HBO phenom when it returns next month: Katee Sackhoff. It's not for lack of trying on the show's part, though. Allow me to explain... Sackhoff, who clocked out of 24 earlier this week in dramatic fashion, was approached to play the pivotal season 3 role of Alcide's psycho ex, Debbie Pelt. Ultimately, the Battlestar Galactica badass passed, opting instead to join Goran Visnjic and Nia Long in ABC's cop-themed drama pilot Boston's Finest. (The role of »

- Michael Ausiello

Permalink | Report a problem

Pilots: Jamie Foxx goes to Fox; 'FlashForward' star gets comedic

29 March 2010 9:11 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx will try his hand at the small screen again.

The "In Living Color" alum and star of "The Jamie Foxx Show" is teaming up with "MadTV" creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small for comedy sketch comedy pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Foxx won't necessarily be in front of the cameras though. Affion Crockett of "Wild 'N Out" is attached to star. He's known for his impersonations of Chris Brown, Kanye West and Russell Simmons.

"The Boondocks" producer Carl Jones will co-produce alongside Crockett, a producer. Small, Bahr, Jones and Crockett are writing.

More pilot news:

 - Christine Woods, who plays FBI agent Janis Hawk on ABC's "FlashForward," has joined the NBC comedy pilot "Perfect Couples" in the female lead. Woods' character Julia will be happily married to Dave (Tba), and they need to find some time alone to celebrate their anniversary. The project revolves around three couples. »


Permalink | Report a problem

'FlashForward' actress joins NBC pilot

28 March 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"FlashForward" co-star Christine Woods has been tapped as the female lead in NBC's comedy pilot "Perfect Couples."

Meanwhile, Teri Polo has been cast in TBS' hourlong pilot "Glory Daze," Jason Wiles has boarded ABC's drama pilot "Boston's Finest," and Jayne Houdyshell and Joe Nunez have been added to Fox's comedy pilot "Wilde Kingdom."

Additionally, Vinnie Jones, repped by Apa and Elevate, has booked a guest-starring and potential recurring role in the NBC drama pilot "The Cape," and Gabriel Morales, repped by Coast to Coast and the Marshak/Zachary Co., has joined ABC's comedy pilot "It Takes a Village."

At the CW, "Veronica Mars" alumna Tessa Thompson has joined "Betwixt"; former beauty queen Amber Seyer, managed by Bob McGowan, has boarded the Wyoming project; Elevate-repped Gabriella Wright has been cast in "Nomads"; and Matt Barr, repped by Luber Roklin and Pakula/King, has been added to "Hellcats."

"Couples" revolves around three »

- By Nellie Andreeva

Permalink | Report a problem

6 items from 2010, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners