They’ve cast the new Bosley for the recently mentioned Charlie’s Angels redo. It’s a hunky young (he looks about 12 to me) Hispanic dude, and he’ll also function as the group’s inevitable Mad Computer Skillz guy. No dumpy middle-aged comic relief Bosley for the 21st century, no sir! On a more traditional note, Charlie will be voiced by Robert Wagner, so I guess somehow owned 50% of the original series, and thus presumably is at least an equity partner in the new show.
ABC has a pilot for a cop show called Partners, in which “….two female police detectives… are fiercely loyal to one another since they’re also secretly half-sisters.” This is the sort of thing people get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to come up with.
Speaking of contrived, Amanda Peet has signed for NBC’s Bent, “romantic comedy about a recently divorced “type A” single mother (Peet) who tries hard not to fall for the sexy “surfer-dude” contractor she hires to re-do her kitchen.” I always look askance at this sort of show, since the ‘romantic tension’ thing can only be dragged out so long, and then after they get together, it often ruins the program. And really, how long can he remodel her kitchen? At best, it sounds like it will evolve into a gender reversed version of Dharma and Greg. Genius!
Another pilot is called Good Christian Bitches. (Thanks for lowering the title bar, **** My Dad Says.) The follow up shows Good Muslim Bitches and Good Black Bitches will shortly follow, no doubt.
The second season of Justified premiered to very good ratings. I’m currently waiting for the first season on DVD via inter-library loan. It looks to have a very nice Elmore Leonard-ish vibe to it.
Finally, somebody is ripping off Mad Men! About time. ABC’s pilot Pan Am will be “a sexy soap set against the Jet-Age about pilots and flight attendants working at the iconic Pan Am airline in the 1960s.” Genius!