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" Could Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh be the new Larry Hagman and Linda Gray? ABC is hoping so - they've given the veteran actors the lead roles of the heads of a super-rich family in their drama pilot Dirty Sexy Money. (Personally, I would have gone with Stockard Channing.)
" NYPD Blue alum Bonnie Somerville has replaced Miranda Otto as a cosmetics mogul in Darren Star's new Execs and the City pilot Cashmere Mafia. Otto will now play a hotelier.
" Wendie Malick is a Democratic senator in an untitled ABC comedic soap about legislative aides on Capitol Hill.
" Arielle Kebbel ( The Grudge 2) is Kiele Sanchez's kid sister in ABC's Football Wives.
" Saw psycho Shawnee Smith has been cast in ABC's Traveling in Packs, a comedy about thirtysomething women who tell themselves being roomies is cool rather than pathetic.
" Harold Ramis has been tapped to direct Atlanta, the CBS comedy starring Freddie Prinze Jr., while Brett Ratner, due to a Rush Hour 3 holdup, has dropped out of helming ABC's Women's Murder Club.