Jimmy Smits wasn't going to stay unemployed for long. The veteran television actor's schedule was blown wide open when CBS opted not to renew Cane, a drama about rival families operating rum and sugar cane businesses.
Now Smits will be working with someone even a little more cutthroat. The former L.A. Law and West Wing actor has signed on to join Showtime's Dexter, says The Hollywood Reporter. He will play an assistant district attorney who teams up with the titular serial killer and blood-spatter expert, played by Michael C. Hall.
Fellow West Winger Gary Cole also has a new job. After wrapping up a six-episode run on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Cole is sticking with the network and will costar in the pilot Good Behavior.
Cole will play the father of a family of criminals who gets locked up, forcing the rest of the clan to try to go straight. The show is based on the New Zealand drama Outrageous Fortune.
While those two had no problem getting paid in Hollywood, things aren't so easy for Hollywood's C-Listers. Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling has revealed its "star"-studded lineup and it's loaded with red-carpet wannabes.
Putting on the spandex will be Danny Bonaduce, Dennis Rodman, Saved by the Bell's Dustin "Screech" Diamond, Diff'rent Strokes' Todd Bridges, portly boxer ButterBean, The Real World's Trishelle Cannatella, Bewitched's Erin Murphy, Frank Stallone, former pop princess Tiffany, and Playboy playmate Nikki Ziering.
Eight episodes will air on CMT this fall--and you WILL be watching.