Jericho, Gilmore Girls Alums Find New Homes

Jericho and Gilmore Girls may be dead and gone, but like my dearly departed kitty Muffy Longclaws III, they've left things behind to remind us of their time here on Earth. But instead of hairballs and scratched-up furniture, these shows have left behind some great cast members -- and two of them are back in new roles.

Jericho (and TV.com) favorite Lennie James, who played Robert Hawkins on the post-apocalyptic drama, has landed a significant recurring role on Fox's Lie to Me, says EW.com. In the Tim Roth-starrer, James will play Ray Marsh, an old chum-emy of Dr. Lightman's from jolly old England, where they ran hustles.

Their tattered relationship gets stretched even further when Marsh is sprung from jail -- where he ended up after taking the heat for Lightman -- and seeks out what he is owed. What a perfect fit for Lennie James ... it sounds positively juicy for the talented actor.

Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie on Gilmore Girls, is one of the industry's genuinely nice people. So it saddens us that her next role will be on the upcoming ABC sitcom Hank, starring Kelsey Grammer (EW.com).

The show looks -- well, let's just say that we aren't exactly the target demographic. Grammer, who was once-upon-a-time a network exec's comedy cash cow, plays a former big-time CEO who loses his job and reconnects with the family that he has largely ignored. McCarthy will play his sister-in-law.

Lie to Me returns September 28 on Fox and Hank premieres September 30 on ABC. Are you as excited and as disappointed in these two casting announcements as we are?

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Lie to Me is awesome, but why Mondays against Heroes and RAW?
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So sad about Jericho, it could had been a great show for a lot of seasons!
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Can't say I'm thrilled with yet another Kelsey Grammer show - The man made a killing(financially at least) as Frasier Crane but ever since then he appears to be doing nothing except trying to resurrect the Crane-success with non-crane characters he should have just slipped into Hollywood obscurity while people still remembered him as playing potentialy one of the funniest characters ever to be on TV, Now he just seems like a desperate old actor who can't find a job that last more than a few months and I fear he'll be remembered that way.

Though must say looking forward to Lennie James popping in on Lie To Me its a great show anyway but his character sounds awesome.
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Love Lennie James. He's going to be a great character on Lie to Me.
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also gina from joey is gonna appear on desperate housewives also justinhubbard i loved jericho too but the ending they chose for season 2 cannot lead to a season 3 if they had chosin the other ending that would have been better
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Please CBS Bring Back Jericho! That is the most amazing show ever! Huge fan, I could sit up all night watching it and waiting for the next season to begin. You made a mistake taken it off the air. Please revamp it and bring it back to life.
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Lennie James on Lie to Me is a great news!
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Sad reminder of Jericho @@
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I'll give Hank a chance before I condemn it.
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Glad for Lennie James and glad that he is coming into one of my favorite shows. Every time someone mentions Jericho my heart aches.
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wish Jericho was still on
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I don't really care for Kelsey Grammer I do like MG. I wish ABC gave Samantha who a better chance. I don't know if there will be anything worth watching on ABC since they can't flip shows around and don't give them a chance.
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Still mourning Jericho here
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Glad for Lennie James, always loved him and he was awesome in Jericho.
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Lennie James & Tim Roth - awesome.
Melissa McCarthy - well, who cares ?!
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I'm excited about seeing Melissa and Kelsey together
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I never watched Gilmore Girls. But saw and loved Melissa McCarthy on Samantha Who? She was great. I am going to give Hank a shot and it will be nice to see Melissa on there. Which makes me excited for the show a little bit more.
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I really like Melissa McCarthy so i'm kinda sad that she's going on to Kelsey Grammar's show which looks doomed. She deserves much better!
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