USA has picked up the one-hour drama Graceland from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, the network announced Friday.
The ensemble series centers on a diverse group of agents from the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs who are forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California.
Two acclaimed directors with crazy amounts of cult-film cache. A whole lotta gorgeous women. Some outrageous movie trailers. And Kurt Russell. Add it all together and you get Grindhouse, the long-anticipated double feature hitting theaters this weekend and composed of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. Striving to survive in the former flick is Vanessa Ferlito, familiar to TV audiences from her runs on 24 and then CSI: NY. TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to ask the actress what a pretty girl like her is doing in a blood-soaked mess like this.
TVGuide.com: I humbly confess that I was battling a cold Wednesday night, and didn't get to catch the Grindhouse screening....Vanessa Ferlito: Aw, you're crazy! Are you crazy? You should have gone
Kim Cattrall has been cast as the manager to Buffy alum Anthony Stewart Head's aging rock star in ABC's Elton John-produced comedy pilot, Him and Us.... Dylan McDermott has joined the ABC drama A House Divided.... Denise Richards is today's addition to ABC's Secrets of a Small Town.... Vanessa Ferlito (CSI: NY) has been cast on ABC's Drift, about a detective with insomnia.... Wendie Malick is mother of the bride in ABC's A Day in the Life, which chronicles a young couple's wedding day.... Annie Potts will play mom to Fox's Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter.... Lizzy Caplan (Related) has enrolled in CBS' The Class.
When Fox's Bones returned from hiatus last Wednesday in its new 9 pm/ET, post-American Idol time slot, the sexy-spooky crime series earned its highest ratings yet. The bad news? It was trounced by the competition — but that's what happens when you're up against Lost and Veronica Mars. Bones' Eric Millegan, though, is taking it in stride. And why not? This small-screen newbie has enjoyed incredible luck, snagging the role of boy-genius assistant Zack but three weeks after arriving in Hollywood for his first pilot season. (Other shows he was eyed by include Threshold and Kitchen Confidential; both now RIP.) In keeping with his good fortune, Millegan is betting Bones will
Tough-talking detective Aiden Burn was abruptly fired on the Oct. 5 episode of CBS' CSI: NY. But was the lady cop's portrayer, original cast member Vanessa Ferlito, unexpectedly ousted as well? TVGuide.com asked the 26-year-old, Brooklyn-born and -raised actress for the skinny behind her exit .
TVGuide com: Sorry that you're leaving CSI: NY.Vanessa Ferlito: No, it's a good thing. But it's sad if you watch the show, I guess.
TVGuide.com: CBS wanted some big changes in CSI: NY this season. Were you one of those changes?Ferlito: Oh, no! I was the one who wanted to leave.
TVGuide.com: Why? Were you unhappy with the direction of your character?Ferlito: I had no intention of doing an hour TV show. I had just wrapped the movie