Kaley Cuoco, who plays a young witch on the WB's Charmed, has joined ABC's untitled comedy pilot about two sisters who live together despite having grown up under different circumstances--one rich, one poor.
She will portray Gabby, the younger sister to Marisa Coughlan's character.
Cuoco joined the cast of Charmed this season as Billie, a witch under the tutelage of the Charmed Ones (Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan). Before that, she had a starring role as the late John Ritter's daughter on ABC's comedy series 8 Simple Rules.
Charmed is ending its run at the end of this season, at the same time the WB and UPN merge to become The CW.
Charmed came close to an early demise this spring, when many assumed it would be cancelled due to steadily declining ratings over the past two seasons. The WB gave the series a stay of execution, however, and it will return for an eighth season in its customary Sunday-night timeslot.
Cuoco, who played Bridget Hennessy in ABC's recently canceled 8 Simple Rules, will take on the role of a young witch under the tutelage of the Charmed trio (Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan , and Holly Marie Combs). This will be her first regular role in a drama series.
In addition to her Rules role, Cuoco has appeared in TV movies and miniseries on ABC and NBC. She will be joined in the Charmed cast by fellow newcomer ...Read more
One witch is replacing another. Shannen Doherty, who starred as a witch on Charmed and a troubled teen in Beverly Hills 90210, will appear as a cohost on the daytime talk show The View.
Doherty will sit in with Barbara Walters and company for two days, July 31 and August 1. The View is featuring a rotating cast of cohosts until a replacement for departed host Star Jones-Reynolds is announced in the fall.
Doherty is also getting set for the premiere of her new reality show on the Oxygen network in August. In the show, titled Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty, Doherty will give breakup advice to people who can't seem to exit a relationship.
Star Jones-Reynolds exited The View in June, at the behest of ABC and Barbara Walters. The result has been an acrimonious public feud.
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Two long-running series got the axe over the weekend: six-year-old CBS sitcom Yes, Dear and the eight-year-old WB witch dramedy Charmed.
The Washington Post reports that the departure of Anthony Clark to NBC's Last Comic Standing did indeed spell the end for Yes, Dear. The CBS sitcom, about two lunkhead guys and the ladies who love them, hung out in the middle of the ratings heap, never receiving critical acclaim or much fan adulation.
The show managed to stay on the schedule for so long mainly because CBS paired it with various successful sitcoms, such as King of Queens and Two and a Half Men. In the '90s, a similar trick worked for NBC's Caroline In the City, which lasted four seasons perched between Friends and Seinfeld.
Last week NBC announced Yes, Dear star Anthony Clark ...Read more