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Casting Couch: Formerly Lost Harold Perrineau Finds "Demons" for CBS

Looks like Michael and Walt may not be headed back to the island, after all.

Former Lost cast member Harold Perrineau has signed on to star in drama pilot Demons for CBS about a former priest and psychologist who becomes an exorcist. Perrineau is set to play the role of Mitch, a former Jesuit priest and friend of the lead Gus, the aforementioned exorcist (who has yet to be cast).

The drama is from CBS Paramount Television and Barbara Hall (Joan of Arcadia), who is no stranger to religious themes in her dramas.

Sources say that Perrineau was unable to reach an agreement for a return engagement to Lost, though a possible return for Michael was being discussed. (I think it's a definite shame as it means that that dangling plot thread about Michael and Walt leaving the island--right before the sky turned purple--will likely never be dealt with ever again. Sigh.)

In other CBS casting news, Grant Show (Dirt) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Carribean) have been cast as the male leads in drama pilot Swingtown, about some suburban swinging couples in the 1970s. Show will be airline pilot and macho macho man Tom Decker, while Davenport will play the newest neighbor on the street, Bruce Miller.

Fans of Davenport's long-running role as Steve on the UK Coupling might be amused to learn that, once again, his on-screen partner will be named Susan.

Seriously. You can't make this stuff up.


I'm glad Harold Perrineau is cast in a new role but I really would love to find out what happened to Michael and Walt! Hopefully, they'll be able to wrap that up someday.

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