Friday, August 05, 2005

The More the Merrier? Plus Veronica on CBS!

Three Bruckheimer crime procedurals are adding new cast members this coming season. Actress Eva LaRue Callahan joins CSI: Miami, Roselyn Sanchez helps find missing persons on Without A Trace, and Sarah Brown tackles unsolves cases on Cold Case all this fall.

According to, Callahan's character on CSI: Miami is "a crime-lab specialist named Natalia Boa Vista who focuses on cold cases." It's being called a "recurring role" right now. I thought CBS already had a show that focused on cold cases? Speaking of that, soap veteran Sarah Brown will appear in the third season premiere of Cold Case, and stay on as a regular. According to TV Guide, she'll play a character named Josie Sutton who leaves the South Side detective squad and comes aboard to homicide. Finally, Sanchez's character will play a former cop who joins the FBI's Missing Persons Unit on Without A Trace according to USA Today. With all of these cast additions, you might be wondering what's going to happen on our favorite shows. Hopefully, nothing. Like many of you, I'd like to see the existing characters get more storylines. It seems that we barely know the characters we've grown to love (or hate) over the past few seasons. Adding another one seems to only make it more difficult. Hopefully, we'll all be pleasantly surprised, and the new characters will add to the show without taking anything away. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Enough with the downer type of news, and on with the good. Hopefully, you all watched the Veronica Mars double feature on CBS last Friday, but if you didn't you can make up for it tonight. That's right, CBS is airing another episode TONIGHT at 8/7 pm. I have to admit, I had never seen this show until last week when CBS aired the pilot and "An Echolls Family Christmas", but I LOVED it. It's a well written, well acted, and overall well done show. It deserves a much bigger audience than it gets. If you haven't seen it, tune in tonight. You can also catch another episode next Friday on CBS, and of course it's running in reruns all summer on UPN on Wednesdays at 9/8 pm.

QUICK CUTS (note I'll be using this feature in most of my future entries. It's just a compilation of the news of the day, but less indepth)

*BRAVO decided to extend Being Bobby Brown's run. Seriously? Even stranger, the press release posted on The Futon Critic from BRAVO calls it "the hit show." I swear I didn't make that up.

*Jane Seymour of Dr. Quinn fame is joining the cast of the WB Bruckheimer comedy Modern Men. She replaces the departed Wendie Malick who left when Jake in Progress was surprisingly renewed by ABC.

*Madchen Amick signed on to the new Freddie Prinze Jr. comedy Freddie. We last saw Amick as Joey's love interest in, well, Joey. She must have a thing for self titled shows.

*ABC released some spoilers for Alias' upcoming season. And no, it's not the same old Sydney will be pregnant stuff. Visit Zap2it if you want to be spoiled.

That's all for today. Remember to catch Veronica Mars tonight on CBS!! I'll be off next week (I know, few days on the job, and I'm already taking a vacation), but I'll be back on Monday, August 15th with all the latest TV news and info. Be sure to tune in then!


Instant Ignorance said...

I don't know if anyone's noticed, but all new characters on JB shows (except for Josie Sutton) seem to be hispanic. I wonder if they're doing it on purpose, to keep things ethnically equal, though there were some hispanic actors already. BTW, I'm not prejudiced. I'm hispanic myself :D, that's why I'm wondering what's up with that.

"Rant" said...

Hey, TV. It's me again (II). People have been real lazy about leaving comments on this blog :(. Hopefully they'll pick up when you come back next week. Anyway, all your info is really interesting.