Alyssa Milano, My Name Is Earl
Earl may have karma on his side, but so far he has been unlucky in love. Tonight, however, his romantic fortunes may be about to change when Alyssa Milano, our favorite Charmed one, joins My Name Is Earl (8 pm/ET, NBC) in a recurring role that will last at least until December.
TV Guide: Tell us about your character. Alyssa Milano: I play Billie, who starts out as the girlfriend of Michael Rapaport's Frank, who is friends with Earl in prison. You sort of feel a connection between my character and Earl, but then they go their separate ways. Through a series of events and destiny, they bump into each other again, and her life [begins] running parallel to Earl's.
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Alyssa Milano has landed the lead in the Lifetime movie Wisegal, based on the true story of a widow who gets sucked into her boyfriend's life of crime. Oh, and lives to regret it. Sorry, I thought that part went without saying. Lifetime has also OK'd the production of a pilot for Long Island Confidential, a drama about a homicide detective who returns to her old stomping grounds only to find the ghosts of her past still alive and well. Sounds like a job for the soon-to-be-unemployed Julianna Margulies to me. (Her fall drama, Canterbury's Law, is that bad.) And on the big screen, Virginia Madsen is being joined in the spooky A Haunting in Connecticut by three new costars: Martin Donovan, late of Weeds, will play her husband; Veronica Mars alum Kyle Gallner, their son; and Elias Koteas, their friendly neighborhood exorcist.
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Sounds like there's some good frakkin' karma headin' Earl Hickey's way. My Name is Earl has tapped Alyssa Milano to join the cast as a possible love interest for Jason Lee. According to sources, the ex-sorceress is on board for a minimum of eight episodes, although an Earl insider disputes that, insisting she's only signed for three. Earl meets Milano's tough and quirky character through fellow inmate Frank (Michael Rapaport). The two bond and, through a bizarre twist of fate that harkens back to a seminal moment in Earl's past, he ends up teaching her the ins-and-outs of karma (note: karma very well could be a euphamism for something dirtier here).More casting prattle coming, so please stand by. In the meantime, discuss Milano's tube return in the comments section below.More TVGuide.com casting news: Exclusive: Sopranos' Edie Falco Gets a Piece of 30 Rock, Exclusive Friday Night Lights, Trace Casting Scoops, Exclusive: AS-P Casts a VIP on Jezebel James, Lee Majors Is Game's Six Mil...
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Milo Ventimiglia has signed on for the horror pic Pathology, playing a hospital intern whose colleagues devise a game to see who can commit the perfect murder, while others vie to determine the cause of death. Alyssa Milano is lucky, lucky Milo's fiancée.... Adam Sandler's life is turned upside down when the Bedtime Stories he tells his niece and nephew start to come true.... I know what you did a decade ago. Per Variety, Freddie Prinze Jr. is producing and will star in Manslaughter, in which five college kids on a Philippines romp try to cover up a death.... Goldie Hawn may star in The Rosenbergs Save Christmas, which sounds like Meet the Fockers meets Christmas Vacation.
New pilot castings, from the Hollywood Reporter: Alyssa Milano has been tapped to star as a successful Atlanta lawyer and the daughter of Mary Steenburgen in Everwood exec producer Rina Mimoun's untitled drama for ABC. Angie Harmon, who starred in the never-picked-up ABC pilot Secrets of a Small Town, has joined the Alphabet's Women's Murder Club. Brian Austin Green is a gay writer, and Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams) and Jessica Capshaw are women who work with him, in a comedy pilot from Will & Grace's Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. Liz Vassey is a biotech whiz in Fox's The Cure. Johnny Messner is a hotheaded cop in ABC's Judy's Got a Gun. Bruce McGill (Animal House's D-Day) is military in NBC's Area 52 comedy. Will Yun Lee (Thief) is a field operative in NBC's The Bionic Woman. Wherefore art thou Oscar Goldman?
Alyssa Milano is attached to star in Me and Everyone Else, a half-hour ABC comedy about a 30-year-old, take-charge woman fancied by the producers as "Rhoda with a sex life" ? a reference lost on anyone younger than 30.... Las Vegas creator Gary Scott Thompson has two new projects in development for fall '07: CBS' Protect and Serve, about L.A. street cops, and an NBC drama about a policeman who, after losing his family in the World Trade Center attacks, follows his ex-wife to Hawaii.... MTV has greenlit eight half-hour episodes of Adventures in Hollywood, a reality series that will tail Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia.
General Hospital's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) has been cast on a new prime-time soap.... GH is seeking a young hottie to play Lulu's (Julie Marie Berman) love interest.... GH's bed-headed doctor Jason Thompson (Patrick) is reportedly dating Charmed vixen Alyssa Milano.... There may be a double recast in the works on Bold and the Beautiful.... Soap vet John Ingle has left Days of our Lives to check back into GH.... Passions' Heidi Mueller (Kay) has broken off her engagement.... Young and the Restless
Charmed's Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Kaley Cuoco
With its Jan. 22 broadcast, WB's Charmed (Sundays at 8 pm/ET) — which premiered Oct. 7, 1998 — becomes the longest-running television series boasting all female leads, having bewitched viewers for more years than such estrogen-heavy fare as Laverne & Shirley, Designing Women and Sex and the City. To mark the milestone, TVGuide.com sat down with executive producer Brad Kern to assess the show's assets, assay the avidness of its fans and conjure up a peek at its future — no matter how (gulp!) finite it may be.
TVGuide.com: Regarding the milestone you've achieved, how does one even stumble upon such a factoid?
Brad Kern: I don't know. I kept pressing the publicity
Where to start? OK, I know. Princess Leia, editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet, who knew? Favorite-line honors go to the actor formerly known as William the Bloody: "Clark, there's no such thing as vampires." I know, we saw the line teased ad nauseum from the second last week's episode ended. I don't care. Loved it. What do you want? I'm easy. But TPTB did lay the Buffy shtick on a little thick didn't they? You know how Law & Order is known for being "ripped from the headlines"? Every once in a while Smallville gives us a 'sode that's ripped from other shows. You know what I'm talking about. Last year Lana got possessed by a 17th-century witch and then proceeded to turn Lois and Chloe into her buddy witches. It had Charmed written all over it, right down to the threesome's barely there Alyssa Milano get-ups. So this time we get a Tri-Psi sorority vampira named Buffy Sanders. Sanders. Not Summers. (Summers + Xander
Sure, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs have been around since Day 1, but it says a whole lot more that Brian Krause has lasted a full seven years on WB's Charmed (Sundays at 8 pm/ET), which frankly isn't known for providing job security for male actors. Indeed, Krause knows that his is a charmed existence, in more ways than one.
TVGuide.com: Dude, you work with Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan and now Kaley Cuoco. Not exactly the hardest job in Hollywood, is it?Brian Krause: Yeah, I think there have been more difficult jobs, that's for