Why must you spite us, CW! The network's Aliens in America and Reaper, two barely watched critical favorites, have been on life support for quite some time now with the CW trimming its portfolio in preparation for this fall. Now the shows look one step closer to being done for good, given that actors from each have found or are looking for a new job for next season.
Adhir Kalyan, who plays Raja in Aliens in America, signed on for a recurring role on FX's Nip/Tuck last week. He'll play a wunderkind doctor who helps out with the plastic surgery at McNamara & Troy.
Earlier this week, word got out that Scott Patterson, who played the frugal and often oblivious father on Aliens and previously gained fame for his role on Gilmore Girls, is currently job searching. E! Online reports that a rep for the actor said ...Read more
If shows were kept around based on their quality, television would be unrecognizable. Unfortunately, great shows are often rewarded by throwing them out on the curb as the business is cruel to those that can't find audiences. Another round of eliminations is just around the corner, and these shows are in danger of being sent packing. But do any of them have a chance at survival?
As the 2007 fall television season trotted out its new shows, it quickly became clear which ones were favorites of critics--and they're not the programs one would think they would be.
Shows that got quick pickups--like Gossip Girl, Big Bang Theory, and Private Practice--may have been deemed successful enough by studios to warrant another season, but they didn't win the hearts of critics.
So what shows were almost universally adored by those who watch TV professionally? Aside from ABC's beloved Pushing Daisies, the program given the most thumbs up was...wait for it...the CW's Reaper, according to ratings-aggregate site Metacritic.
While critics tune in each week to see Sam (Bret Harrison) take on escaped souls from hell as a bounty hunter for Satan (Ray Wise) with the help of his slacker friends, apparently the average ...Read more
Hot off her recurring role on NBC's Heroes, Missy Peregrym has landed the female lead on the CW's upcoming one-hour series Reaper.
The show centers on a 21-year-old slacker (Bret Harrison) who becomes a bounty hunter for the devil (Ray Wise). Peregrym will play the slacker's pretty coworker on whom he has a crush. She replaces Nikki Reed (Thirteen), who played the role in the pilot.
On Heroes, Peregrym played Linderman's "illusionist" associate Candice Wilmer, who could take on the appearance of other people. Her credits include ABC's series Life As We Know It and the feature Stick It.
The roller coaster ride of emotions for Reaper fans continues, as the CW supernatural comedy has hit another peak (or is rushing down a steep slope, depending on one's affinity for coasters).
Just weeks after Reaper seemed on the outs at the CW, a reversal of fortune may be happening. E! Online cites a source claiming that Reaper will "likely" be renewed.
TV.com recently talked to Reaper star Bret Harrison (interview to post later this month) about the chances of the show's return, and he was "optimistic."
"If you had asked me a week ago, I would have said no," an "insider" tells E! about Reaper's chances. "But there have been a few changes, and now it’s looking like it'll probably get the green light."
Also looking at good fortune--and this is no ...Read more
In a city where everyone is doing whatever they can to be noticed, actor Ray Wise has one of the most recognizable Hollywood faces. In Twin Peaks, he played Leland Palmer, the demon-possessed father of slain Laura. In the fifth season of 24, he suited up as vice president Hal Gardner. And in one of the best movies ever made, Paul Verhoeven's Robocop, he gets "his boys" (guys, you know what I'm talking about) crushed by the law-enforcing cyborg.
Wise now takes a fiendishly wicked turn as Satan in the CW's Reaper, in which he employs slacker Sam (Bret Harrison) as his bounty hunter to return escaped souls to hell. Wise was kind enough to talk to TV.com about the chances of Reaper coming back for a second season, a Twin Peaks revival, and the "new" Satan.
TV.com: We're back from break! New episodes ...Read more
Speak of the Devil! No, seriously. Ray Wise brilliantly plays the Devil on the out-of-this-world CW comedy Reaper and I recently got to chat with him one-on-one which, you might imagine, was a little bit intimidating at first. I mean, he's a scary dude! But once we got talking it was clear that Ray Wise himself is just a nice, not-demonic man...