News Briefs: Unforgettable Shakes Up Its Supporting Cast

CASTING NEWS

... Unforgettable was recently saved from cancellation by CBS and given a 2013 summer return date, meaning it will be a long time until Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) returns to solve crimes with her super-memory. But if you can't remember a few of her coworkers by the time the series comes back, don't worry, they'll be a lot different. Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin, and Daya Vaidya, who played detectives Mike, Roe, and Nina, respectively, won't be back for the next season, as the show is rejiggering with an off-season makeover. Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, and Jane Curtin have all signed on for Season 2. Now I can really hope that one of my favorite shows books Rankin, because he's awesome. [TV Line]

... Fans of Paget Brewster and her former show Criminal Minds will have a decision to make on September 26. Brewster has booked a guest role on the season premiere of Law & Order: SVU, which airs opposite Criminal Minds. Guess you'll have to buy two TVs for REAL this time. [The Wrap]

... Dexter has signed former Heroes actor Santiago Cabrera (he played that dude who paints the fuuutuuuure!) for a few episodes. He'll play an author of non-fiction crime books who snoops around Miami's many murder scenes. Kill him, Dexter Morgan, and write your own book with his entrails! [EW]

... Ryan Reynolds (I'll give you ladies a minute to catch your breath) will guest voice a character on an upcoming episode of Family Guy. He'll play the son of God who was born before Jesus, another non-conception that didn't work out like the J-man did. Listen for him in the Season 11 Christmas episode. Reynold's abs will voice the Three Wise Men. [EW]

... Supernatural! Dean! Vampire! Ty Olsson (Battlestar Galactica) will return to Supernatural to play vampire Eli, I think. See, he played Eli in Season 2 and is coming back for the Season 8 premiere to play another vampire, but nowhere have I read that he'll play his old character. Maybe the producers think they can just shave off his goatee and we won't notice? Don't they know we're Supernatural fans and WE DON'T FORGET!? [TV Line]

... Lori Loughlin will return to 90210 because she doesn't have anything better going on. [TV Line]

... Terminator star Linda Hamilton will guest-star on Canada's own Lost Girl. Look for her in the tenth episode of Season 3, where she'll play a "sexy, tough assassin." As opposed to those ugly, wimpy assassins you're always seeing on television. [TV Line]


BUSINESS TIME

... Hulu is partnering up with the BBC and will air the fourth season of The Thick Of It, the potty-mouthed political comedy from Armando Iannucci (Veep), the same day it premieres in the UK. In addition, Hulu will have the first three seasons on its online video service. This is good news, people! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Baseball gambler and uniform dirtier Pete Rose is getting his own reality show. TLC has ordered Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project, focusing on baseball's controversial all-time hits leader and his Playboy-posing 30-something Asian model girlfriend. Keep up the great work, TLC! [EW]

... If you have DirecTV and you're still waiting to watch The Daily Show or Awkward. or anything else that airs on channels that are part of the Viacom family (MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and more), you're going to keep waiting. The standoff between the satellite company and the media company is nowhere near being resolved, according to reports. Viacom is asking for higher carriage fees, and DirecTV is like, "No way, dude." [EW]


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I agree that getting rid of these characters is a big mistake but I am guessing that when the show was originally cancelled that they made other commitments and so now with the show returning they are simply not available. The article makes it sound like replacing those characters was an artistic decision but I bet that it is simply a reaction to the actors no longer being available. I am very glad that Jane Curtain is staying though, she is such a great actress and I love the character. I would imagine that they will continue with similar characters when it returns, but it will be interesting to see how they explain this mass exodus of characters
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Big mistake Unforgettable, eliminating the comic relief!
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sad to see that most of the supporting cast of Unforgettable will be leaving, they were all really good and hopefully the characters that replace them will be just as good. Excited that Jane Curtain is staying though, she is awesome!
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i actually really like this show as i am tired of the same old cop show plots. this had a completely different plot and cool [lucious] character in poppi montgomery.



heck, they can fire all the cast and show her walking around lookin' at stuff and i will watch, over and over and over and over.......



but i too am bummed about rankin getting the axe. his character was really growing. i dont see any reason for it unless there was a contract beef with money issues slipped in by the been counters to get the show going again.



mmmmmmmmm... POPPI MONTGOMERY!!!!
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I totally agree, Poppy is gorgeous, I'd run off with her any day of the week
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paget brewster leaving was random. it's like: hey we have to make up a reason for her to leave. and a permanent one, not a "she's dead" one.
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Paget on SVU? Hells yeah! Criminal Minds has really lost a step in the last year, so this will be my first NBC preference of the year.



So whose fault are all these carrier blackouts, the carriers or the parent companies asking for more? I really can't tell at this point.
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The supporting cast was the main reason for watching Unforgettable. Drat!
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they might have just let it die instead of sending away the supporting cast.. stupid, stupid decision.. it is not like they renewed it, it will be a whole different thing now..
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Unforgettable was an unbearable bore and even the awesome Kevin Rankin couldn't make up for it so glad he now may be cast in a show that's actually worth watching....
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Have they not already aired that ryan reynolds episode of family guy? I kinda recall him been in an episode last year.



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I can't believe they bring back unforgettable and not bring back Roe! His budding romance with the tech girl was kinda nice too...
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What? Kevin Rankin is one of my favourite characters on the show. This so stupid.
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I'm a bit upset that some of the supporting cast members won't be back for Unforgettable, but I'm really happy it's been saved from cancellation. Hopefully they'll up their game!
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i'm so upset that Kevin Rankin won't be back i don't know whether to scream or cry...:(



i don't care about the other two, and always liked Roe just a little better, but i officially started loving him in the episode when it looked like he killed that young kid and the father took a bunch of cops hostage. he was always funny and smart, which is why i liked his character from the start, but i will admit to crying at the end of that episode, and i imagine i wasn't the only one. the actor really showed how awesome he was there.



i was so excited when CBS picked this up i literally did a happy dance and called my mom to gloat, but now i honestly don't know if i'll keep watching it. i'll give it a shot since i just LOVED Jane Curtin's character, but he was a large part of why i watched it.



the only possible plus for me is that i really loved him as Patrick Jane's brother-in-law on The Mentalist. unless he's re-added later(a girl can dream) maybe he could do a few episodes on TM. it was fun watching Jane 'deal' with his....um ... we'll call him an 'unwanted charge'...lol it would be fun...
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Any time I read about shows on TLC, I always end up feeling depressed.
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I agree. They really need to change their name.
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To "Tender, Loving, Care"?
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