ABC's Invasion is back with a bang tonight (10 pm/ET), sharing the first of two new shocker-filled episodes... before taking a five-week break. (Do not get me started.) Still, what's ahead is super stuff, led off by this week's episode, which is fittingly titled "The Fittest." TVGuide.com enjoyed a rather candid convo with none other than shady Sheriff Tom Underlay himself, film vet William Fichtner.
TVGuide.com: Invasion is so much fun. You must be camped out by your mailbox waiting for the next script, eh?William Fichtner:
In other pilot news, ER vet Sherry Stringfield has joined the CBS drama Company Town, playing a whistle-blower at an investment firm.... Mary Stuart Masterson has come onboard CBS' Waterfront, on which Joe Pantoliano plays a charismatic mayor.... Kelly Overton has landed a lead in ABC's Twenty Questions.... Adrian Pasdar is another one of NBC's Heroes.... Simon Baker will join Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen and Jonny Lee Miller in CBS' Smith.
In other pilot-casting news, MIA Dawson's Creek alum James Van Der Beek has resurfaced in CBS' Sex, Power, Love & Politics.... Desperate Housewives' Steven Culp has joined ABC's Traveler.... Sex and the City's Ron Livingston has grabbed one of the two leads in Fox's Primary.... Threshold's Peter Dinklage will play the Scientist in CBS' superhero drama Ultra.... 24's Jonah Lotan (aka Spenser) has been cast on Fox's Beyond, while former cast mate John Allen Nelson (née Walt) has joined Fox's Vanished.... and CBS has picked up Waterfront, a drama from ER vet Jack Orman and starring The Sopranos' Joe Pantoliano as an ethically challenged Providence, R.I., mayor.