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Christian Slater has signed on to The Forgotten, a new ABC crime drama from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Film vet Christian Slater, who last fall played a superspy in NBC's short-lived My Own Worst Enemy, is in talks to front ABC's new Jerry Bruckheimer-produced crime drama.
In The Forgotten, Slater would fill the lead role of a former cop who heads up a team of amateur detectives. Among the character's baggage is the fact that his 11-year-old daughter was kidnapped three years prior.
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Christian Slater, My Own Worst Enemy
The question, and it's a fair one, nags at many of this season's new series: How long can they keep it going? It applies mostly to shows adapted from limited-run overseas hits (Life on Mars, Worst Week, The Ex List, Eleventh Hour, Kath & Kim), but is especially pertinent to NBC's nonsensical spy thriller My Own Worst Enemy.
Reminiscent at times of The Bourne Identity or Face/Off, to name a few movie influences it does not improve upon, the beyond-high-concept Enemy asks us to believe Christian Slater as a cold-blooded assassin named Edward who doubles, when a switch in his brain is flipped, as a milquetoast family man named Henry.
More on Worst Enemy and a look at Harry Connick Jr.'s Lifetime movie Living Proof after the jump`
In My Own Worst Enemy (premieres Monday, Oct. 13, 10 pm/ET, NBC), Christian Slater plays two roles: Henry Spivey, a mild-mannered, suburban dad who travels a lot for work and wishes he had more time for his family, and Edward Albright, a dashing international operative who works for a top-secret intelligence agency. The catch: They share a body, and are unaware of the other's existence, initially anyway. In the pilot episode, titled "Breakdown," a malfunctioning computer chip inside Henry/Edward's head starts to "flip the switch" at inopportune moments, giving the two men unwelcome glimpses into the lives of their very different alter egos. Slater tells us why he decided to do a TV show, the difference between playing the two characters, and why people shouldn't worry about this show's resemblance to Joss Whedon's Dollhouse...
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After weeks of rumors, ABC has confirmed Kathy Griffin will help hand out golden statuettes at the Emmys later this month.Who can forget the hubbub when the acerbic comic dissed Jesus while accepting her golden girl for My Life on the D-List at the 2007 Creative Arts ceremony? She's up for two Emmys this year, so brace yourself for more.Joining Griffin will be fellow comedian Don Rickles, two-time Emmy host Conan O'Brien, Christian Slater, Kate Walsh, and Emmy nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth. Harris is logging in some serious time for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences he announced the nominations with Chenoweth in July and is also tapped to host the Creative Arts bash on Sept. 13, with Sarah Chalke.ABC airs the 60th Annual Primetime Emmys on Sept. 21. Joyce EngRelated: 2008 Emmy Nominations Housewives, Baby Mamas to Present at Emmys More Stars Added to Emmy Presenters List
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Christian Slater has a new wife for his double-duty character on My Own Worst Enemy.The star of the new NBC series will now be betrothed to Madchen Amick, who will play wife to Slater's Henry, a suburban dad whose alter ego is a spy, the Hollywood Reporter says. Amick's character is in the dark about her husband's secret life.Amick, who will also be heating things up on Gossip Girl this season, is replacing Yara Martinez, in the second shake-up for the show in 10 days. As previously reported, she show's creator, Jason Smilovic, stepped away from daily operations and John Eisendrath was upped to executive producer.For some of us, it's tough to picture Slater with anyone but Samantha Mathis or Winona Ryder (take your '80s movie pick), but for the rest: Will Slater and Amick make a good couple at least, until Henry's secret side unfolds? Anna DimondMore Enemy News: VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Christian Slater's New Drama! Zachary Levi to Host NBC Sneak Peek Showcase&...
Oh, how we miss Christian Slater's raspy distinctive voice. NBC has finally released a sneak peek of the new series, My Own Worst Enemy, that has everyone buzzing. Watch as Slater's character, Henry, struggles through his shrink session to try to figure out whether his dream was actually reality. Could he be living a double life, perhaps? We're sensing some definite potential with this fall newbie.
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Coming to your local NBC station and online outlets soon: Adorable Chuck star Zachary Levi hosting a sneak peek at the network's new and returning series for fall.The 30-minute special, The NBC Primetime Preview, will include an exclusive backstage look at a full spectrum of NBC Universal shows (including titles from USA, Sci Fi, Bravo, UniHD, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen and Sleuth). It will also draw viewers in by the boatloads (they hope) with appearances by Christian Slater of My Own Worst Enemy; Molly Shannon and Selma Blair from Kath & Kim; and stars from Heroes and The Office. The special is set to blow your minds beginning Aug. 30 and running through Sept. 28. Are you excited for some sneek peakage, or do you think this is just a transparent ploy for early buzz? Erin FoxRelated Christian Slater Talks about His New Jekyl and Hyde Show What Would Dwight Schrute Watch? The Office's Phyllis and Stanley Dish about Next Season
On the red carpet at NBC's TCA press tour bash, Christian Slater explains what led him to star in the new series My Own Worst Enemy. Plus: Details on his exciting dual-role spy adventure!
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Boston Legal beauty Saffron Burrows has joined the cast of My Own Worst Enemy, an NBC drama premiering this fall.As previously reported, Christian Slater plays a suburban father who comes to realize he moonlights as a spy. Burrows plays the father's psychiatrist and girlfriend of Slater's alter ego. J.R. WhalenMore Fall TV news: It's Official: Scrubs is Moving to ABC! Eli Renewed! October Road Axed! Moonlight Dead? CW's Game for The Game, Tyra Banks' Stylista More Boston Legal Suits ABC CW Officially Picks Up 90210 'Til Death Lives On, Back to You Won't Be Back Fox's New Amsterdam Immortal No More CW Axes Aliens in America