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Lost's Terry O'Quinn Plots Return to ABC for Hallelujah

Terry O'Quinn

Lost's Terry O'Quinn is coming back to ABC for the hourlong drama pilot Hallelujah, a network rep confirms.

From Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the project centers on a small Tennessee town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. However, things change when a... read more

Jeers: Cashmere Mafia's Not-So-Hot Somerville

Bonnie Somerville by Andrew Eccles/ABC

Jeers to Bonnie Somerville for being the weak link in ABC's new Cashmere Mafia. Lucy Liu's got star power, and foreign imports Frances O'Connor and Mirando Otto can actually, you know, act. With her steamroller line readings and lack of charisma, bland bombshell Somerville (who's never made much of an impression, despite roles on Friends and NYPD Blue) can't even make her same-sex subplot interesting. She's the Fredo of this Mafia.• Read and react to Bruce's opinions on American Idol's new season, CSI: Miami's Elizabeth Berkley and more!• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in TV Guide magazine! read more

Meet the Sexy Cashmere Mafia Quartet

Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Bonnie Somerville and Miranda Otto, Cashmere Mafia

They play Manhattan's most powerful gal pals; get to know the ladies of Cashmere Mafia (tonight at 10 pm/ET, ABC). Miranda OttoPLAYS Juliet Draper, the classy, serene chief operating officer of a giant hotel chain. Behind closed doors, however, she's dealing with a cheating hubby (Peter Hermann, real-life husband of Mariska Hargitay) and a rebellious teen daughter. YOU KNOW HER FROM The Starter Wife and the Lord of the Rings films. MIRANDA SAYS "She's different from me," notes one of the cast's two imports. (She's Australian, Frances O'Connor is British) "It's a challenge to play someone who is much more held back. That's what appealed to me about the character."FASHION STYLE Juliet's the elegant member of this fashion-forward gang. Her sophisti­cated wardrobe, consisting o read more

Exclusive: Lucy Liu Joins Mafia

That little arc on Ugly Betty apparently got Lucy Liu thinking about a full-time return to TV. Or perhaps it was the reviews for Code Name: The Cleaner.Whatever the reason, sources confirm that the onetime Ally McBeal regular has signed on to star in ABC's Darren Star-produced drama pilot Cashmere Mafia, which revolves around four female executives in New York. Liu's costars include Frances O'Connor and Miranda Otto.So, whaddaya think? Was it Code Name or Ugly Betty that did the trick? I'm leaning toward Code Name. That thing was awful. (So they tell me.) read more

Fall 2007: Lost Beauty Tackles Football

The latest word on who's doing which pilots, per the Hollywood Reporter and Variety:• But what about Nikki emerging later this season as an "iconic" character?! Lost's Kiele Sanchez has a second-position gig lined up for the fall, playing the pregnant wife of a rising star in ABC's Football Wives.• Julianna Margulies has the lead, playing an edgy defense attorney, in Fox's Canterbury's Law.• Playing one of NBC's Nurses, Less Than Perfect's Sara Rue is a married woman who (gasp!) frequents online dating sites.• Frances O'Connor (Mansfield Park) is an investment banker in ABC's Cashmere Mafia.• Aubrey Dollar (Point Pleasant) is a crime reporter in ABC's Women's Murder Club.• Jaime Murray (Hustle) has joined CBS' Demons.• Glenn Fitzgerald is a minister with secrets in ABC's Dirty Sexy Money, starring fellow Six Feet Under alum Peter Krause.• Jonathan Cake (Six Degrees) is (are?) identical twin brothers in NBC's The Mastersons of Manhattan. read more

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