NCIS's Mark Harmon Preys on USA

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... 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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