Heroes Actor Switching to Comedy

...That upcoming NBC show Rex Is Not Your Lawyer keeps casting people. They've just added old comedy warship Jane Curtin and, oddly, Sendhil "My Fathah's Reseaaaarch" Ramamurthy from Heroes. Curtin will do a romantic pasodoble with Jeffery Tambor's character, while Ramamurthy plays a fellow lawyer. His role on the show apparently won't affect Heroes too much, especially given that ol' Mohinder hasn't been on much this season. Which makes me worried. I mean, who will read his fathah's reseaaaarch??? [THR]

...Oh, terrific. Former heroin-addicted reality star turned wraith-like skinnymommy Nicole Richie has landed the lead on a new ABC comedy pilot. Yup. She apparently came up with the idea for the show all by herself, which is impressive, because it's really complicated: Career gal has a wacky family. Nuts, right? Who knew she was the next Winnie Holzman! If this thing gets picked up, I'm moving to Paraguay. [Variety]

...Newly-discovered comedic genius Alec Baldwin says he wants to quit acting after 30 Rock ends and that he considers his film career a "complete failure." Oh, Alec. C'mon. You've done tons of awesome supporting parts. And if you wanna talk leads, well... There's... Um. The Shadow? Sigh. Speculation is that Baldwin would go into politics, though I kind of doubt that would happen. [THR]

...Syfy has picked up 13 episodes of a supernatural thriller-chiller based on Stephen King's book The Colorado Kid. The series, Haven, focuses on a small town where everyone's come to escape various curses, only one day all those curses come back and hell breaks loose. So it's sort of like a high school reunion in reverse, in that the horrible dark ancient awfulness comes to you, rather than you going to the old accursed terribleness contained in a hotel conference room over the Thanksgiving holiday. [Variety]

...Two actors have been cast in big roles on True Blood. Actress Shannon Lucio has been enlisted to play Bill's old Civil War-era wife, even though someone else played her in an earlier episode. She'll get something of a significant arc this time around. And Miss Farrell's brother from that one episode of Mad Men, Marshall Allman, has been tapped to play shape-shiftin' Sam Merlotte's younger brother. Family! [EW]

...TNT has canceled their slickly-silly lawyer show Raising the Bar after two seasons. While the show fared well during its first season, the second go-around saw a significant decline in viewers. So, Mark-Paul Gosselaar? Onto the next, I suppose. I'm sure USA's got something for ya. [THR]

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Seriously, you're not counting Baldwin's awesomeness in "Hunt for Red October"? We'll miss you, Alec!
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The Colorado Kid plot confuses me. Shouldn't it be different somehow? Isn't that a mystery novel? And is there a Stephen King book that contains that plotline? Not that it doesn't sound like him, it really and truly does, but that sounds more like "I think I'll just steal the title thanks," to me.
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That really sux, i loved raising the bar. as usual they cancel the good ones and leave crap on telly. it never changes.
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Alec, you had a great career in the 90s. That still means something to some of us. Now what the BLEEP about Raising the Bar?! :( Zack and Gunn, man!! You couldn't go wrong!! So sad. :(
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if that's the plot to haven, I fail to see how it's based on "the Colorado kid"... that story was a detective novel with NO supernatural elements...
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wow poor raising the bar. i didn't care for it much but i loved the actors XD. oh well i'm sure they'll eaasily find something else. theres too many law shows out anyway DX.
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Raising the Bar canceled??? WHAT?! Oh seriously, thats some b.s. it was a great show with great character dynamics and behind-the-scenes of public defendents who square against each other in the courtroom but still somehow manage to remain close friends in their social lives...which was pretty astounding if u ask me. Gloria Rueben, Mark_Paul Gosselaar and the other actors were all amazing. F**k! Thanks a lot TNT. I'll get u for this one....
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When will Hollywood producers learn not to pay attention to non-talented people like Nicole Ritchie? Her getting her own show is a really stupid idea, and probably a waste of everyone's time.
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Baldwin was a good lead in Hunt for Red October. Or was Sean Connery the lead?
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Nicole Richie of all people???? Whose brilliant idea was that?
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Smart move Sendhil, your character on Heroes is practically useless.
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I got all excited about the Sendhil Ramamurthy show until I read "won't effect Heroes much". Damnit, Sylar hurry up and kill Mohinder...
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I'm excited for the new Stephen King show. Hopefully we'll get it over here.

I think syfy is the equivilent to Sci-Fi Channel over here.
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Sad to hear about Baldwin. He has just seen a resurge in his career with comedy which he always great at whenever he was on SNL. Plus, The Shadow was not that bad of a movie for its time. You want a bad superhero movie, look at the Spirit.
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"The Shadow" was a damn fine movie! Stop knocking it!
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Laughed out loud at the horrible dark ancient awfulness. Chicken or salmon? Oh, and please don't move to Paraguay if we get a Nicole Richie comedy. Although recaps of La Manana de Cada Dia might be good.
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another terrible post. why can't tv.com get better writers.
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Sorry to see Rasing the Bar go but SOUTHLAND will be on TNT
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I never liked Raising the Bar. I mean, for once, it would've been nice if they had to represent a scumbag criminal, instead of all these gosh-oh-gee-I'm-just-helping-my-sick-grandma-and-the-world-done-me-wrong types.
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I won't miss Raising the Bar, or Alec Baldwin for that matter. I am looking forward to the return of True Blood...
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I loved Raising the Bar....
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Great maybe he can make fun of some of the foolish decisions made by the writers.
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