Cast updates: Smits cuts up Dexter

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.

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I will look forward to Gary Cole starring in ABC's drama GOOD BEHAVIOR. Good Behaviour is based upon the fantastic comedy show from New Zealand: OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE. I do hope ABC does a good job of presenting this as it should be a winner unlss the US version is a mess like was done with the US versions of RED DWARF or LIFE ON MARS. I would feel far more comfortable if Outrageous Fortune/GOOD BEHAVIOR was being presented by FOX or HBO as I want to see this show given a decent chance. Look for GOOD BEHAVIOR as it should be a great show if even half as good as the original. Jimmy Smits in DEXTER sounds good too.
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more dexter ownish
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i dont care about the actor i care that the show is comeing back ^^
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YES!!! this means it is coming back for a 3rd season.
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Dexter is a great show, cant wait for moe of it
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. Can't wait!!!
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Jimmy smits is a great actor so im looking forward to that addition to Dexter
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Smits - yes

Spandex - no
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Great!!! he is 1 of my favorate actors so 2 of them in 1 show cant wait:)))
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i luv dexter =D ill be watchin cant wait =)
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No, I WON'T be watching. Please.
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Celebrity wrestling isn't too bad. I'd like to see the lovely Trishelle in some tight spandex grappling with nikki Ziering! although why would butterbean do a show like this when he's a very successful boxer and MMA fighter? Plus Erin Daniels and Frank Stallone are a bit long in the tooth for this to be a legit show.
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They could add the entire cast of Sesame Street and I would still watch it! This show is amazing! The Showtime version that is. The edited CBS version is an abortion. It goes against everything the show stands for and needs to properly convey its purpose to the audience.
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I am looking foward to it, although I still want more Cane
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Naw I won't be watching :p

But Dexter is a great show. I wish CBS would keep editing them too, its generally a little too gory for my tastes.
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Sounds like celebrity boxing... blah!
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While I didn't watch Jimmy Smits last show, Cane, I am looking forward to seeing him on Dexter. I think he will be a great addition to the cast. As for Hulk Hogan's new show, I plan to pass. I find nothing entertaining about seeing hollywood D-listers find new ways to humiliate themselves while trying desperately to revive their hibernated careers.
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