Fans of old-school WB programming can rejoice with the new CW drama Life Unexpected. As its star Kerr Smith told TVGuide.com, the "stylistic view" and "heavily character-driven" story lines are reminiscent of the programs that once defined the old network. Unexpected is exactly how to describe the turn of events when Lux (Britt Robertson), who was given up for adoption 15 years earlier, finds her biological parents Cate (Shiri Appleby), a famous radio disc jockey, and Nate "Baze" Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha), a one-time jock turned aging frat boy. Smith, who plays Ryan, Cate's lovable co-host and boyfriend, chatted about the show's love triangle, and how he knew his first series Dawson's Creek would be a hit.
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Eli Stone has reeled in a shark from Dawson's Creek.Kerr Smith, who played Jack on the long-running WB series, will be guest-starring on ABC's legal dramedyusical this season, playing one of Posner's hard-core legal eagles.Smith's other apres-Dawson's credits include TV's Charmed and E-Ring, and the feature film Final Destination. Matt MitovichRelated: Exclusive: Six Degrees Stunner Heats Up Eli Stone Exclusive: Eli Stone Hunts and Captures Seal
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Some fresh blood is turning up on CSI: NY.Ex-Dawson's Creeker Kerr Smith and Shark's Bess Wohl are joining the cast as recurring players this season. Smith, last seen in Fox's short-lived Justice, will play Drew Becker, an expert in forged documents and a love interest for Stella (Melina Kanakaredes). "Well, he pretends to be an expert in forged documents," clarifies executive producer Pam Veasey. "He has a mysterious background that we are slowly developing. He's a love interest who has an ulterior motive."Meanwhile, Wohl, who, in addition to a two-episode stint on Shark has guest-starred on Cold Case and Ghost Whisperer, will play a new lab tech and a good friend of Adam's (A.J. Buckley). For more CSI: NY prattle — including some good news for Danny/Lindsay-shippers — check out the post-press-tour edition of Ask Ausiello on Aug. 1.
If there were any justice, TV would ease up on the glut of crime and legal dramas. But that's hardly likely, and Fox's cynical Justice (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET) knows it all too well.
Realizing how pointless it would be to try to reinvent the courtroom drama, Justice embraces the fact that our post-O.J. society is saturated with true-crime coverage and fake-crime stories. That's why TV itself (embodied by a fictional infotainment show, "American Crime") is a major character in Jerry Bruckheimer's latest fun-to-watch procedural.
As the head of a glamorous L.A. law firm, Victor Garber sheds the tight-lipped restraint of Alias' Jack Bristow and taps into his theatrical roots as cocky
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Mena Suvari will play a girl sucked into a modern-day cult in CBS' Orpheus, while Blair Underwood has been tapped to star in another CBS drama, Company Town.... Mitch Rouse has landed the lead in the CBS comedy The Angriest Man in Suburbia.... Josh Meyers is That Guy in a Fox comedy.... Lori Loughlin has joined ABC's In Case of Emergency.... E-Ring's Kerr Smith is onboard for Fox's American Crime.... Rebecca Gayheart now is part of Fox's Vanished.... Patricia Wettig has been added to ABC's Brothers & Sisters family sudser.
Stephanie March, who left NBC's Law & Order: SVU in October 2003, when ADA Alexandra Cabot was sent into the Witness Protection Program with a new identity, has joined L&O creator Dick Wolf's latest legal drama, Conviction. Meanwhile, Dawson's Creek alum Kerr Smith has been bumped up to series-regular status on NBC's E-Ring, where he has been guesting as Special Ops team member Bobby Wilkerson.