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Spartacus Recasting: Who Should Play Slave Naevia?

Lesley-Ann Brandt, Spartacus

Andy Whitfield isn't the only Spartacus: Blood and Sand actor to be replaced for the second season. Lesley-Ann Brandt is also leaving the Starz series, and her role will be recast, Deadline reports.

In the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Brandt played body slave Naevia to Lucretia (Lucy Lawless), who eventually becomes the lover of Crixus the gladiator in the original series' first season. Brandt reportedly decided not to renew her contract to appear in the second season. She just began a recurring role on CSI: NY and recently appeared on an episode of Chuck.

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Glee Bosses Murphy and Falchuk Sell Drama Pilot to FX

Ryan Murphy

Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are reuniting with FX for a new drama pilot called American Horror Story, the network announced Thursday. Both served as executive producers on the network's previous Emmy-winning drama Nip/Tuck.

Details are scarce about the show. "American Horror Story is a wildly brilliant original series. Ryan and Brad Falchuk, who created it together, are evil geniuses and, in the spirit of the... read more

Michael Emerson Cast in J.J. Abrams Project

Michael Emerson

Lost alum Michael Emerson will reunite with J.J. Abrams on his upcoming pilot, Person of Interest, Deadline reports.

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Will Maria Bello Headline NBC's Prime Suspect?

Maria Bello

Maria Bello is in final negotiations to star in NBC's remake of Prime Suspect, THR reports.

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An adaptation of the British miniseries, Prime Suspect follows... read more

Dawson's Creek Star James Van Der Beek to Play Himself in ABC's Apartment 23

James Van Der Beek

Oh, the Van Der feelings!

James Van Der Beek will play himself in the ABC comedy project Apartment 23, the network confirms to TVGuide.com.

Krysten  Ritter moves into ABC's Apartment 23 pilot

Van Der Beek has been cast as... read more

Laura Prepon to Play Chelsea Handler

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon has landed the lead in Chelsea Handler's NBC comedy pilot Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, TV Line reports.

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Based on Handler's best-selling book of the same name and inspired by her life, the project follows a group of twentysomethings living and working together. Prepon will play Chelsea Hanson, a single and opinionated cocktail ...
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Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber, Ron Moore to Reunite on NBC

Jamie Bamber

Battlestar Galactica alum Jamie Bamber will reunite with Ron Moore in NBC's 17th Precinct, according to TVLine.com.

Executive-produced by Moore, the series is a supernatural police drama set in the fictional town of Excelsior. Bamber will star opposite the recently cast Stockard Channing as... read more

Law & Order Vet Jesse Martin Joins Marc Cherry Pilot

Jesse L. Martin

Former Law & Order star Jesse Martin has signed on to Marc Cherry's ABC pilot Hallelujah, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Martin, 42, is the first actor to join the pilot from... read more

American Idol's Katharine McPhee Signs On for NBC's TV Musical

Katherine McPhee

American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee has been tapped to co-star in Steven Spielberg's TV musical drama Smash, Deadline.com reports.

Report: Debra Messing to headline NBC's musical pilot

The NBC pilot centers on ... read more

Rob Riggle to Lead CBS' Home Game

Rob Riggle

Former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle will star in the CBS comedy pilot Home Game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CBS orders Mark Wahlberg and ESPN-inspired pilots

Inspired by the life of three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth, Home Game will focus on a retired NFL player (Riggle) who ...
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