At last, the craptacular side effects of the writers' strike are being felt in the movie biz as well as the TV industry. No sooner had Roswell E.T. Jason Behr and O.C. bad boy Cam Gigandet been chosen to costar with Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War drama Pinkville than the film's production start date was canceled because the director, a WGA member, likes to nip and tuck his scripts as he shoots. Ron Howard's Da Vinci Code sequel, Angels & Demons, Johnny Depp's Shantaram and the musical Nine have also been put on hold. Suddenly, I'm awfully glad I have DVDs of every Tremors movie ever made. Ben Katner
ABC has finally seen Jayne. Heather Locklear will seize the lead in See Jayne Run, a drama pilot about an accomplished female juggling motherhood with her career in the male-dominated and inherently fascinating world of investment banking.Also from the Hollywood Reporter, Roswell's Jason Behr is a Company Man (né NSA Innocent) in Fox's drama about a defense-contractor drone recruited to spy for the NSA. Created by 24's top gurus and tweaked following a disappointing first table read, the pilot now features a recast, younger lead and has given him a wife (played by General Hospital's Annie Wersching).
The prolific writer-producer who gave us Ally McBeal, The Practice and Boston Legal invites you tonight at 9 pm/ET to spend some time with The Wedding Bells, a Fox series about three sisters who labor to help couples find their "happily ever after" — at least until they reach the catering hall's parking lot. KaDee Strickland (The Grudge), the Southern belle who plays middle sis Annie Bell, shared with TVGuide.com a preview.
TVGuide.com: Did you hear about the toasters? As part of the PR push, Fox sent toasters to reporters, wrapped up as wedding gifts.KaDee Strickland: That's perfect! I hope you enjoy your toaster.
TVGuide.com: No, I'm totally going to regift this — though I hear it has a Wedding Bells logo on the
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Emmy winner Hector Elizondo has come onboard CBS' Paul Reiser-penned sitcom pilot set in a car dealership.... Ed O'Neill and Christine Baranski will play in-laws on an untitled CBS comedy about a young couple who moves to the wife's hometown.... Josh Cooke is the groom in ABC's wedding-day-preparation comedy A Day in the Life.... Bryan Greenberg has the lead and Tom Berenger will costar in ABC's October Road.... Jason Behr and Peter Strauss have landed leads in The Way, a CBS drama about a New England clan that uses witchcraft to further the family business.