Lisa Sheridan has landed the lead in the Lifetime drama pilot Conspiracy, says the Hollywood Reporter. The Invasion alumna will star as a D.C. lawyer targeted by a (yep) conspiracy after she discovers that the Big Pharma case she won was rigged.... Per Variety, Cedric the Entertainer has signed a talent holding deal with ABC, as part of which he will star, write and exec-produce a comedy about the single father of a teenage girl.... Fox has a pilot deal for The Institution, a single-camera comedy focused on three couples weathering the highs and lows of matrimony, while CBS is developing The Swim Team, about a thirtysomething bachelor whose college-days sperm-bank donation comes back to haunt him in the form of a knock at the door.
Now, I don't normally watch this show — I mean usually I'm watching Lost and by 10 pm I'm spent, for one reason or another, and have no patience for more questions or creepy people. Well, I did tune in for the one where they find out the doctor's blood resembles a whale's or dolphin's — then she started, like, breathing underwater or something. I was intrigued then, I'll admit, but after tonight it is apparent that Sheriff William Fichtner really has something to be shady about, and that we're gonna have to start seeing some aliens pretty soon.
Actually, the creepy thing is what gets me. And the longer they don't show aliens, the longer the show lasts. Odd little girls that have tea parties on the banks of swamps are what make a series extend on forever. That whole Survivor Support thing at the church during a lightning storm? Weird but I wanted more. And Eddie Cibrian, that must have sucked watching your ex-wife and mother of your childre