NCIS's Mark Harmon Preys on USA

... TV's biggest star is starring in a made-for-TV movie. Actor Mark Harmon, who has rocketed to fame as the star of CBS's NCIS, will play the lead in Prey, a two-hour telefilm that will air on USA. The movie is based on the one of the best-selling books in a series of the same name by John Sandford. Harmon will play a police chief who's after a pair of killers. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC's Wonder Woman already has its heroine (Adrianne Palicki), and now it might also have its villain. Brit Elizabeth Hurley has reportedly landed the role of WW's nemesis, a scientist and businesswoman who has an evil plan. I don't care what people say, this show still sounds dumb. [TV Line]

... James Callis, the man who played Baltar on Battlestar Galactica, has signed on to play a detective on 17th Precinct, the new pilot from BSG creator Ronald D. Moore. Jamie Bamber, who played Apollo on BSG, is also starring in the show about cops in a world that is ruled by supernatural elements. Elsewhere, gender-bending comedy pilot Work It has booked Rebecca Mader, Lost's Charlotte. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Kevin Spacey has decided to produce and star in House of Cards, a drama project that's being set up at Media Rights Capital, a production studio that bought a single day on the schedule of the CW a few years back (it was a disaster). Based on the British series of the same name, the American version of House of Cards will follow a politician in Washington with big aspirations. David Fincher is overseeing the project. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Big Love's Ginnifer Goodwin (what an adorable name) is joining ABC's fantasy pilot Once Upon a Time, the show from Lost writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, about a small town where fairy tales might be real. Goodwin will play the dual role of Sister Mary Margaret and Snow White. I can't tell if this show sounds good or not, but I'm starting to lean toward no bueno. [more Deadline Hollywood]

... More casting news? Okay, if you want it. Angela Bassett has landed the lead in ABC's pilot Identity. The drama is about a police unit formed to combat identity-related crime. Sounds really exciting. And no, I'm not being sarcastic at all. Not one single bit. Okay, yes I am. Identity theft? What's next, a show about cops who stop kids from going to see R-rated movies? [OMG more Deadline Hollywood!?]

... Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum (he played the bald guy) is now confirmed as a regular on Fox's Breaking In. The comedy is about internet security guys, among them Christian Slater and Bret Harrison. [TV Line]

... Finally, Aidan Quinn has joined the cast of NBC's Prime Suspect adaptation. Maria Bello stars in the series about a female detective in New York. [TV Line]


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Identity doesn't sound worth a show to you, but a show about Internet security, you have no problem with? Maybe you should see at least a pilot before passing judgement on shows. Did Without a Trace sound interesting on paper? And Mark Harmon was famous before NCIS--unless you're very young.
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Identity sounds like a remake of the UK show of the same name, it was excellent so give it a try :)
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I started missing Aidan Quinn, he's one of my favs....and I'm glad that Kevin Spacey is making his big television step :)). I Love both men!
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Looking forward to seeing Mark Harmon as someone other than Gibbs as I only know him playing that character, though after eight seasons it may take a while to get used to it. And I am also wondering about the new show ‘Identity’. It does seem the same as the one aired in the UK. It was actually quite interesting, and it goes to show the way having someone’s identity stolen can ruin their lives, not to mention the national security implications. Definitely something I’ll watch at least once.
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I stopped watching Smallville a long time ago, but Michael Rosenbaum acted circles around everyone. Can't wait to see him in something again. He's pretty funny too, just see Sorority Boys. Also Ginnifer Goodwin is as adorable as her name, I might check it out....also from Lost writers, so it warrants a chance.
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Hmmm... is ABC's new 'Identity' show a US remake of the UK show 'Identity' which also follows a police unit formed to combat and investigate identity theft?
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Is Bamber leaving L&O:UK? He's been great on an underappreciated 'reimagining' of scripts from the early days of the 'Mothership.'
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hard to imagine him as anything but Gibbs but will take a look at it
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Wow, that "Wonder Woman" pilot sounds god awful. Add to that the fact that it is NBC, responsible for the crap known as "Heroes" and "The Cape", that is putting it to air and it all makes sense. That show is going to be off the air quicker than "Lone Star".
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breaking in - love michael rosenbaum and bret harrision (i'm assuming v is over by that point? - re-watching reaper atm major lols) also wonder woman sounds worth a go as well as once upon a time - although identity is yet another remake of UK show (although it only lasted 6 episodes in the uk who knows if it's going to do any better in the us!!)
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I was keen on the idea of Wonder Woman until I'd heard that Elizabeth Hurley had been cast. How to ruin something before it';s even begun. That woman is like Peaches Geldof - how on earth she keeps getting hired I will never know.
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james callis and jamie bamber and ronald moore back together!? oooo i can't wait.. 17th precinct sounds like a winner to me.
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Breaking in looks fun. Bret Harrison is in it as well, loved him on Reaper. Elizabeth Hurley is always nice to see so that gives me another reason to give Wonder Woman a shot.
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Congratulations to Bret Harrison on finding his next cancelled show.
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Another Slater TV show? Hasn't he done his share of new (and failed) shows recently...?
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Where does it say Rosenbaum played someone faceless? He was IDed as "the bald guy," which is an accurate description.
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Wonder Woman sounds like complete crap, no wonder NBC is doing so bad.
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Ooh. Remember when Mark Harmon played Ted Bundy? Creepy.
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Michael Rosenbaum didn't play some faceless bald guy he played Lex Luthor, the power mad genius and Arch-Nemesis to the Man of Steel himself, Superman.
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