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Warden Pope: FOX Locks Actress for "24"

Is it just me or is Carly Pope suddenly everywhere these days?

The former Popular actress has been turning up everywhere lately (new agent?), from a co-starring role on FX's Dirt (where she played Garbo) to a random one-episode guest starring spot on this past season of The 4400 (remember the girl who randomly slept with Shawn and then promptly vanished after going to the press?).

Pope has turned up again, this time on Day Seven of FOX's real-time thriller 24.

While next to no information has been released about who most actors will play in 24's seventh season, here's what we do know about Pope's character. She'll play Samantha Roth, the girlfriend of the son of the US president (Cherry Jones), who may be involved with his disappearance.

Intriguing. I'll all for a little family disappearance on 24, so long as it doesn't involve (A) Kim Bauer, (B) cougars, or (C) animal traps.

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Paging Patty Hewes...

In other casting news, Firefly's Alan Tudyk (oh, Wash, we miss ye) and British actor Andrew Lincoln (Afterlife, Teachers) have been cast in NBC's untitled legal drama pilot from writer Luke Reitner and director Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies) about slick shysters at a high-stakes Manhattan civil firm who will do whatever it takes to win their cases.

Tudyk, currently on the big screen in Death at a Funeral, will play Charlie, a loquacious lawyer desperate to get to the top of the dogpile, while Lincoln--perhaps best known for his work in Love Actually and This Life--will play Joe, a justice-driven lawyer with a mysterious past.

If it weren't enough that Charlie and Joe were diametrically oppoised in their moral outlooks, both men are in love with the same woman.

Production on the pilot, from Universal Media Studios, begins October 22nd in New York.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); Singing Bee/Biggest Loser (NBC; 8:30-10 pm); Beauty and the Geek (CW); Cavemen/Carpoolers (ABC); Bones (FOX)

9 pm: The Unit (CBS); Reaper (CW); Dancing with the Stars (ABC); House (FOX)

10 pm: Cane (CBS); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); Boston Legal (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Beauty & the Geek.

I'm a sucker for the CW's "social experiment" Beauty & the Geek. On tonight's episode ("It's Not Rocket Science"), the geeks give their partners massages while the beauties learn about rocket science. All this AND a certain romance turns intense.

10 pm: Damages on FX.

FX's brilliant legal drama continues with an-all new episode tonight ("I Hate These People"), Patty and Frobisher both ramp up their war against each other with the stakes higher than ever, Ellen's new information about George Moore could help Patty but what is it worth to Ellen?

Comments

Anonymous said…
It makes my day whenever I find out that Wash is getting work. And in a leading role, no less.
Very happy about Wash getting work. Not so crazy about the other guy, though (Andrew Lincoln). I always think he's a little flat in whatever he's in.

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