Necessary Roughness has recruited a true TV MVP for its upcoming third season.
John Stamos is joining the USA drama for a season-long arc, the network announced Wednesday. Stamos 49, will play...
Martha Stewart is executive-producing a sitcom for Fox based on an upcoming book titled The Tao Of Martha, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline.com first reported the news.
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Question: I admit to being one of those who, for the last season or two, watched ER solely out of habit. However, I am psyched at the prospect of John Stamos being a regular cast member next season, and I am eagerly awaiting next season. Do you expect that the casting of John will pull the show out of its "funk" and re-entice some of the viewers who think it's jumped the shark?
Answer: It can't hurt. I know I was sorely disappointed when ABC's inexplicable renewal (to little effect) of Jake in Progress kept him off the show during a season that could have really used him. I just hope he doesn't succumb to the same ailment that has befallen so many promising actors (Linda Cardellini, Parminder Nagra, Shane West, Kristen Johnston) who join the cast and are almost immediately sapped of appealing personality traits.
Coming to ER's defense is Phil S., who writes: "I'm tired of people bashing shows just because they've been on the air for a while. If anybody actually sat down and watched ER
John Stamos, who guested on ER during November sweeps — prior, that is, to the blink-and-you-missed-it mid-season return of ABC's Jake in Progress — is set to join NBC's long-running medical drama as a series regular this fall, says the Hollywood Reporter. Stamos will reprise his role of Tony Gates, a flirty paramedic who also is a med student and a Gulf War veteran.
Question: Has In Justice been canceled? I just read on the entertainment news page that Jason O'Mara has been cast in a new show. I quite like In Justice. It's perfect for Friday night, and it would be a shame if ABC didn't give it more of a chance.
Answer: When stars of "on the bubble" shows like In Justice take roles in pilots for the following season, these new roles are in what's called "second position." In other words, if In Justice gets renewed (which seems unlikely, though it's not dead quite yet), he'd have to stay with his previous show and they'd have to recast his new role or otherwise rework that pilot. Kind of like what happened to John Stamos when Jake in Progress got a pickup (what a mistake) and ER's producers had to rethink the cast-regular role they had planned for him ...