Nash Bridges and Miami Vice star Don Johnson is in negotiations for the lead role on ABC's sitcom pilot, Southern Discomfort, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
ABC picks up Southern Discomfort pilot
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Ray Charles got one. So did Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Hey, even Dewey Cox got one. So it's about time that Weird Al Yankovic's life story is immortalized in film.
The folks at Funny or Die have unveiled its latest creation, a fake trailer for the stirring Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (which is not coming to a theater near you).
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Mary Steenburgen has been tapped to star in the ABC comedy pilot Southern Discomfort, Variety reports.
ABC picks up Southern Discomfort Pilot
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Mary Steenburgen has been tapped to play wife to Richard Dreyfuss — and thus mom to Jason Biggs — in the CBS comedy pilot Happiness Isn't Everything. Steenburgen's character is described by the Hollywood Reporter as "unbelievably sensitive," whereas Dreyfuss' is ... not.
In other CBS pilot news, British actor James D'Arcy has ...
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Last summer, Becker was brought back from the dead with an eleventh-hour renewal for a sixth season. But don't expect it to happen again, even though CBS hasn't officially canned the series. "They never really cancel things," says star Ted Danson. "They just let them disappear. I think canceling is bad juju, so [series] just don't show up again."
The Becker finale airs tonight at 9:30 pm/ET, and the episode title is "DNR" — as in "Do Not Resuscitate." He admits it's a not-so-subtle message to the network that the Becker set is closed for good. In it, grumpy Dr. Becker finds happiness. "But," Danson says, "he's morose over the fact that he's happy. I love that."
Danson's grateful for the chance to end the show "with some degree of grace," even though the cast and crew knew, going into Season 6, that they "weren't the flavor of the week" and would be gone by mid-season. As for shooting the wrap-up, he says it was "very sweet.