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Lucy Hale has joined NBC's Bionic Woman as Jaime Sommers' younger sister, replacing Mae Whitman (who filled the role in the pilot). Hale is best known (by me) as Robin's kid sis on How I Met Your Mother. Definitely more of a "family resemblance" now. Also, as rumored and since confirmed in the Ausiello Report, the sibling is no longer deaf, and has also gained mad hacking skills.Also per the Reporter, Julie White has been upped to series-regular status on ABC's Cavemen, where she plays nice Cro-Mag Joel's (Bill English) prospective (and WASPy) mother-in-law, while Drive's Kristin Lehman has been cast as a police detective's wife in Backyards & Bullets, an NBC pilot (formerly known as The Watch) about a neighborhood-watch program gone extreme.
Question: Prior to its initial airing, I sent two "e-mauls" to the official Drive site predicting the show would fail and ultimately be canceled. I can sum up the reason in two words: Kristin Lehman. I have absolutely nothing against this woman, but facts speak for themselves. Check her history: Each and every show she has joined has tanked, and I suspect that, sad to say, it has something to do with the way she looks. While not a terribly ugly woman, she does have this look about her that says, "Do not leave this woman in your place alone, 'cause she'll steal all the change out of your dish and let your cat run off out of sheer meanness." Perhaps it's her beady eyes, who knows? Whatever the case, there is nothing either warm or inviting about this woman. Aside from The Office, there isn't one program that I have been wrong about being canceled in the past 15 years. Let's wait and see if I'm right this time also.
Answer: Generally speaking, if you predict a TV show will fail, you'll be
In other pilot casting news — and these days, there always is some — Gina Gershon (you say Showgirls; I say Bound) is set to star in NBC's Lipstick Jungle; Rachel Boston (American Dreams) has been cast in a CBS series about a young couple that moves to the woman's hometown; Kristin Lehman (Judging Amy) will star opposite Cole Hauser in the Fox legal drama Damages; and Moon Bloodgood (Eight Below) has joined ABC's Our Thirties.