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Channel Surfing: "Supernatural" Finds Its Lucifer with "Lost" Star, Peregrym Strikes "Copper," ABC's "Lost" to Run 18 Hours Next Season, and More

Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing.

Mark Pellegrino (Lost) has been cast in CW's Supernatural next season, where he will play none other than Lucifer himself. Pellegrino, who will recur on Supernatural next season, is expected to first appear on the series' September 10th season premiere. Meanwhile, don't look for him to give up his other role: that of Jacob on ABC's Lost, which he could easily do as well given his recurring status on Supernatural. (Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files)

Missy Peregrym (Reaper) has been cast as the lead in Canadian police drama Copper, which will air Stateside on ABC. Peregrym will play Andy McNally, "a newly minted cop fresh from the academy and the daughter of a homicide detective" who "is anxious about her first day on the job, which doesn't go as well as she had wished." Series is described as "Grey's Anatomy set in the world of rookie cops." ABC closed a deal to acquire 13 episodes of the series in April. (Hollywood Reporter)

Meanwhile, Lost is getting slightly longer next season. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello announced via Twitter that the ABC drama will increase to 18 hours for its sixth and final season, including both a two-hour premiere and a two-hour finale. (Twitter)

Producer Craig Piligian (American Chopper) has snagged rights to the life of airplane repo man Nick Popovich, which he plans to develop into an unscripted series that he will shop to cable networks including Discovery Channel or Spike. Popovich travels the globe to repossess airplanes and other huge-ticket items from owners who have defaulted on their regular payments. ""Every case is different," Piligian told Variety. "Maybe it's a small airline in Scandinavia that bought a 747. He has to figure out how to get past airline security and grab the plane. He plans it like a military operation. Sometimes he's in disguise. Often it gets a little hairy." (Variety)

T.J. Ramini (Desperate Housewives) has been cast in Day Eight of FOX's 24, where he will play Tarin Karoush, an associate of the character played by Anil Kapoor. (Hollywood Reporter)

Australian residents will be able to watch the upcoming season of Torchwood, entitled Torchwood: Children of Earth, within a few hours of its broadcast in the UK. UKTV will be airing the five episodes over consecutive nights day-and-date with the BBC One broadcast in the UK beginning Monday, July 6th. Torchwood: Children of Earth will be airing Stateside on BBC America beginning July 20th. (Digital Spy)

NBC has secured the rights to an edited-down one-hour version of Martin Bashir's 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson, which it will air tonight as part of a Dateline NBC special. (Variety)

Charlie Siskel has been named executive producer/showrunner on Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin, where he replaces Beth McCarthy-Miller as the series' production relocates from New York to Los Angeles. Additionally, Siskel will serve as executive producer on Showtime's upcoming six-episode Marc Wootton sketch comedy series, which he will produce alongside Wootton (High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman). (Hollywood Reporter)

As you heard here last week, Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer has signed on to direct the FX dramedy pilot Terriers. (Variety)

Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) and director Howard Deutch (My Best Friend's Girl) are teaming to develop dramedy pilot A Town Called Malice, about a former rock star who returns to her hometown with her estranged teen daughter after her husband melts down on stage during a concert and the duo must rebuild their lives together. No network is attached. (Hollywood Reporter)

Stay tuned.


Hadley said…
Looking forward to Marc Wooton's comedy series on Showtime!

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