Dan Cortese



Castle Takes a Playful Stab at the Late-Night Wars


Castle playfully asks the question: What would have happened if the recent late-night wars resulted in murder?

Castle renewed for third season

When Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) appears to promote his latest novel on a talk show hosted by Bobby Mann (guest star Tom Bergeron), Mann tells Castle that somebody wants him put him off the air permanently... read more

Linda Dano alert! The soap vet...

Linda Dano alert! The soap vet guest-stars on WB's What I Like About You on Feb. 17. She'll play Dan Cortese's mother, which also makes her Jennie Garth's new monster-in-law. "On Desperate Housewives, I play a mother [who] is thrilled that her son even likes women. On this [show], I play a mother who would prefer that her son's new wife would disappear," Dano cracks. "For me, this experience was even richer because Dan also directed the episode."

FYI, Dano will pinch-hit for Lisa Rinna from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15 on SoapNet's Soap Talk, which uses guest cohosts when Rinna's busy hoofing on Dancing with the Stars. read more


Jennie Garth and Jason Priestly

Aww, there maybe be hope for Brandon and Kelly yet. Jason Priestley and Jennie Garth, who last shared the screen together in Beverly Hills, 90210's May 2000 series finale, are reuniting on Garth's WB sitcom, What I Like About You, in episodes airing Oct. 14 and Oct. 28. Priestley will play a love interest for his sometime leading lady, thus becoming the rival of Dan Cortese (Melrose Place), whose firefighter character weds Garth's Val during a drunken Atlantic City escapade. Both Luke Perry and Ian Ziering have previously guested on WILAY, meaning the guy who played Nat is like, so sitting by the phone. read more

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