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Cast updates: Wayans feels Better

Damon Wayans, who once was one of television's most quoted comedians on In Living Color, is coming back to television thanks to ABC. The actor/comedian has signed a lucrative deal to play the lead on ABC's comedy pilot Never Better, says Variety.

The show is--surprise, surprise--an adaptation of a British program in which a recovering alcoholic (Wayans) tries to be a good hubby and dad to his family.

The vacancy left by the tragic death of Monk actor Stanley Kamel has now been filled. Kamel, who played shrink to show star Tony Shaloub's character, will be replaced by veteran actor Hector Elizondo (Cane), says TVGuide.com. Elizondo is expected to make his debut on Monk during next season's premiere on July 18.

Arrested Development cast members have been busy lately, and the latest to land a new job is Jessica Walter, who awesomely played the mother in the cult comedy hit. Walter will join the vastly expanding cast of the new Beverly Hills, 90210 remake/spin-off as the main family's grandmother. Also joining the show as one of the high school's teachers is Dirt's Ryan Eggold.

Everwood's Tom Amandes is playing doctor again, says Variety. The actor has joined the ABC comedy pilot This Might Hurt as one of the main characters: a physician who works with his son. Also on board with the new show are Missi Pyle and Alex Meneses.

Finally, horned-rimmed-glasses-wearing cutie Lisa Loeb is making a cameo in an upcoming episode of CW's Gossip Girl, says The Los Angeles Times. She'll play herself on the May 12 episode.

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I would definetly watch this show if he became the doctor
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I think Hector Elizondo is a good fit for Monk and I'm excited to watch the new season. I will really miss Stanley Kamel because I think he did an excellent job with the Dr. Kroger character.

Also looking forward to watching Damon on TV again. I enjoyed My Wife and Kids.
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I can't wait to see Damon Wayans back on tv. I hope his new series is as entertaining as My Wife and Kids and In Living Colour. I think Hector Elizondo will be great on Monk. I will miss Stanley Kamel as Dr. Kroger.
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I wonder if Damon Wayan's new show Never Better, will be better then his last sitcom which was My Wife and Kids?
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Hector Elizondo will be a great addition to the cast of Monk. I'm really looking forward to the new season.
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Hector Elizo - Great actor, great choice.



Looking forward to watching Damon on tv again.
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you know what, i'm kicking myself that i didnt think about Hector Alizonda to replace Cramer, but the real kicker is that he is indeed such a close match that i almost hadnt seperated them as two different people fully :D



I wonder though if he will be play Dr. Kroger, or a new doctor.
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looking forward to the 90210 show
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I like the Hector Elizondo move on Monk, he's a very funny actor and can play off anybody. But was hoping for some tribute at least in the premiere. Still looking forward to the new season.
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this could be a reason to watch beverly hills 90210
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