Keck's Exclusives: New Roles on Glee, CSI, Life Unexpected, Torchwood
Liz Vassey, CSI
As the fall season approaches, shows are looking to add some new characters.
Glee is adding a new high school jock named Sam, who is described as very good looking. Though he plays football, Sam must also have a strong singing voice. Sounds like he could be at the heart of the season premiere, which is titled "Audition." Sam also sounds a lot like the character Chris Colfer told me they were conceptualizing for Kurt's new boyfriend. If so, our little Kurtie scored big time! My advice to Sam: if you like it then you should put a ring on it!
As CSI goes into its 11th season without actress Liz Vassey (Wendy), who was dropped from the cast, the show is searching for a new female named Kacey Monohan. In her 20's, Kacey is a bomb expert who becomes the team's new tech. It looks like she'll team with Nick, which means George Eads must have worked out a deal to return to the series for his 11th year. Apparently, Kacey has been setting off bombs herself since she was a girl, which has earned her some nicknames the team will no doubt have fun with.
The CW's Life Unexpected will add a forty-something character named Emma as a possible older love interest for Baze. Just one catch: she works for Baze's father and is a bit stuffy. I bet Baze can loosen her up.
And Starz's new season of Torchwood is shaping up with the search for one series regular and two supporting roles. Rex Matheson is a white, twenty-something CIA agent who sounds sort of like FX's animated Archer spy: a fearless, cocky thrill seeker. Recurring characters include Esther Katusi, a newbie Watch Analyst in the CIA who is deeply (and secretly) in love with Rex. And Oswald Jones is the dangerous psychotic villain. He's a forty-something murderer and pedophile who gets sprung from the slammer into the spotlight. Rex — catch this sicko!
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