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Missing Luke? Patterson to Investigate "Aliens in America"

Ah, recasting. Tis the season, apparently. Did you see the massive turnover at Boston Legal? You could have enough confetti for a parade from all the pink slips being handed out there alone.

Today, however, good news for the severely Gilmore-deprived among the readers, who can finally put aside their hatred at the CW for taking away their weekly Luke fix.

Scott Patterson, who played coffee shop proprietor/on-again-off-again love interest for the elder Gilmore girl for seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, has signed on to star in the CW's new fall comedy, Aliens in America.

Aliens in America follows the relationship and cultural misunderstandings between a 16-year-old malcontent in Wisconsin and his Christian family's Muslim exchange student. Patterson will play the family's spendthrift father. He replaces Patrick Breen, who originated the role in the pilot.

There, Gilmore fans. Are you happy now?

What's On Tonight

8 pm: The New Adventures of Old Christine/The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS); The Real Wedding Crashers (NBC); Everybody Hates Chris/All of Us (CW); Wife Swap (ABC); Hell's Kitchen (FOX)

9 pm: Two and a Half Men/How I Met Your Mother (CBS); Age of Love (NBC); Girlfriends/The Game (CW); Extreme Makeover (ABC); Hell's Kitchen (FOX)

10 pm: CSI: Miami (CBS); Dateline (NBC); Supernanny (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

9 pm: Big Love on HBO.

HBO's polygamist family drama Big Love is back. On tonight's episode ("Rock and a Hard Place"), Rhonda threatens to blackmail Nicki into letting her stay; Bill, Don, and Eddie meet with the owner of a polygamy-friendly video poker business; Brynne and Ben celebrate their 3-month anniversary with Margene; and Sarah tries to persuade Heather to accompany her to a movie with Scott. I can't wait!

9 pm: Hell's Kitchen.

No, I don't know why I am still watching this train wreck of a culinary competition. Nor do I know why anyone in their right state of mind would ever CHOOSE to have their wedding at Hell's Kitchen, but that's just what happens tonight as the seven remaining chefs have to present a meal for a wedding reception at the restaurant. Chaos? Tears? Angry brides? It's all here.


The CineManiac said…
couldn't they have put him in a show I'm interested in?
Jace Lacob said…
No, Cinemaniac, that would be far too easy.
Anonymous said…
Hated the pilot but I might have to change my mind when I see my beloved Scott Patterson in it.
Anonymous said…
I really liked the pilot, and I think that replacing the original actor is a bad idea. I'm not anti-Scott Patterson, but the original actor was perfect as the geeky, cheap dad.
Anonymous said…
I thought the pilot was kind of a mess but a mess with potential. Bringing in Scott Patterson is a good sign. Hopefully, they'll make some other good changes.
Anonymous said…
No, They brought in Scott Patterson to boost up the ratings to a show that has no chance of making it a full season.

If you want to see a Season 8 and/or Gilmore Girls Movie please sign the petition at:
Anonymous said…
What Whitney said. Exactly.

Besides the fact that I thought he was really good in this pilot, i have a soft spot for Patrick Breen. I think it still goes back to Party of Five.

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