Skip to main content

Jeffrey Tambor, Gary Cole Try on "Good Behavior" for Rob Thomas

My spider sense was tingling this morning as I perused the latest casting listings.

Imagine my surprise when I had a full on geek attack upon noticing that, just days after Baby Buster landed recurring roles on both Chuck and Samantha Who, George Bluth Sr. himself was just cast in one of the few midseason pilots that I am eagerly anticipating.

Apparently, it pays to be an Arrested Development vets these days. Jeffrey Tambor was cast in Rob Thomas' ABC dramedy pilot Good Behavior (based on the Kiwi series Outrageous Fortune), where he'll guest star as Hy, Jackie West (Catherine O'Hara)'s sleazy partner at a low-end pawn shop. I cannot wait to see Tambor and O'Hara face off against one another and hope that he'll stick around in a recurring capacity should the pilot get ordered to series.

Also joining the cast of Good Behavior: Desperate Housewives' Gary Cole, who will play Jackie's no-good husband who is sentenced to five years in prison, leading Jackie to push her family onto the straight and narrow path of decent members of society.

I have been super-excited about this pilot since I first read Thomas' brilliant script (back when Renee Russo was circling the role of Jackie West) and the above casting, paired with Catherine O'Hara and Mae Whitman (yay, Arrested Development mini-reunion!), and my love for Rob Thomas' work, make me hope that Good Behavior gets ordered to series post-haste.
Stay tuned.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS); My Name is Earl/Last Comic Standing (NBC; 8:30-10 pm); Smallville (CW); So You Think You Dance (FOX; 8-10 pm)

9 pm: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS); Supernatural (CW)

10 pm: Swingtown (CBS); Fear Itself (NBC)

What I'll Be Watching

10 pm: Swingtown.

I wasn't crazy when I first saw the pilot to the 1970s-set drama last year but they've had a lot of time to retool so I will give it a second chance. On tonight's series premiere ("Pilot"), Susan and Bruce Miller move their kids into an upscale Chicago suburb and fall into the lure of an open marriage when they meet their sexy new neighbors.

Comments

Jeffrey Tambor and Catherine O'Hara paired together in a Rob Thomas show? I am so there!!!

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

BuzzFeed: Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx   — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial   wrapped up its first season. Serial   obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.   The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst , like Sarah Koenig's beloved podcast, sifts through old documents, finds new leads from fresh interviews, and seeks to determine just what happened on a fateful day in which the most foul murder was committed. And, also like  Serial  before it,  The Jinx may also hold no ultimate answer to innocence or guilt. But that seems almost beside the point; such investigations often remain murky and unclear, and guilt is not so easy a thing to be judged. Instead, this upcoming six-part tantalizing murder mystery, from director Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), is a gripping true crime story that unfolds with all of the speed of a page-turner; it

BBC Culture: Matthew Weiner: Mad Men’s creator on its final episodes

The creative force behind the period drama talks about where his characters are as his show begins its final episodes. “We left off with everyone’s material needs being met in an extreme way,” says Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner of where we last saw the characters on his critically acclaimed period drama when the show went on hiatus 10 months ago. “Then the issue is, what else is there?” That is the central question with the return to US TV of the AMC hit, one demanding to be answered by both the show’s characters, and its creator whose success is the envy of the television industry. Mad Men has been a defining part of Weiner’s life for the last 15 years. He wrote the pilot script on spec while he was a staff writer on CBS’ Ted Danson sitcom Becker in 1999, using it to land a writing gig on HBO’s The Sopranos in 2002. It would take another five years, filled with multiple rejections, before the first episode of Mad Men would make it on the air. Someone with less determination or vision