Paging Dr. Roslin... Dr. Roslin, please report to the front desk.
With Battlestar Galactica ending its frakkin' awesome run in early 2009 (we're still sad about that), television producers have been busy crawling over each other to scoop up the show's talented cast for their own projects. Tricia Helfer (Number Six) will be the female lead on Fox's Inseparable, Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) is off to Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, and Katee Sackhoff is headed to NBC's Lost & Found, to name a few.
But ABC may have landed the best of the bunch. Mary McDonnell--excuse me, two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell--is in final discussions to join ABC's jumbo-sized hit Grey's Anatomy after a jaw-dropping four-season run as President Laura Roslin on Battlestar Galactica, according to fellow Battlestar superfan Maureen Ryan of The Chicago Tribune.
McDonnell's would-be role on Grey's Anatomy is still under wraps, but she won't be just dropping by to say "So say we all..."--her character is set for a multiple-episode arc. No matter what role she gets in Grey's, one thing's for certain: She'll kick some serious butt.
Speaking of kicking some tail, there has been a Ralph Macchio sighting! The Karate Kid star is set for a guest stint on ABC's Ugly Betty on October 30, as reported by the online branch of OK Magazine. The macho Macchio-man will play a city official in the comedy.