The man who played the ridiculously wealthy Tripp Darling on ABC's Dirty Sexy Money will now play a man who's merely filthy rich in CBS' The Eastmans. Donald Sutherland is the latest actor to be booked on the medical drama, The Hollywood Reporter says.
The Eastmans revolves around a family of doctors, and CBS is hoping it can fill the void in its schedule where a quality medical drama should be. Also cast in the pilot is Jacqueline Bisset.
Young actress Michelle Trachtenberg will swap her prep school duds on Gossip Girl for a nurse's outfit on Mercy. The NBC pilot follows a trio of nurses; Trachtenberg will play one of them.
Booooone! Lost alum Ian Somerhalder has joined the CW's The Vampire Diaries as a temperamental vampire. As Boone, Somerhalder was Lost's first major casualty in season one.
Elsewhere, Scott Caan has signed on to lead Fox's comedy Cop House, and Josh Charles has been added to the CBS drama The Good Wife.