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Where Are They Now? Some Green Room Chatter for November 30, 2007

Elizabeth Berkley, Simon Baker, Vince ColosimoLooking for your favorite stars from cancelled shows? They’re still around. Here’s what some of them are doing these days…

Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) has a booked a multi-episode guest role on CSI: Miami. She’ll be playing the ex of Horatio Caine (David Caruso).

John Michael Higgins (Ally McBeal) is the latest actor to be signed to co-star in Jim Carrey’s upcoming comedy, Yes Man.

Simon Baker (The Guardian, Smith) has been signed to star in The Lodger, directed by David Ondaatje. The film’s cast also includes Donal Logue (The Knights of Prosperity) and Hope Davis (Six Degrees).

Vince Colosimo (The Practice) is currently filming Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies opposite Leonardo DiCaprio (Growing Pains) and Russell Crowe.

Timm Sharp (Undeclared) has joined the cast of NowhereLand. He’ll play a slacker intern at the investment firm where Eddie Murphy’s character works. Others in the film include Vanessa Williams (Murder One, Melrose Place), Ronny Cox (Stargate SG-1), and James Patrick Stuart (Galactica 1980, Still Standing).

Chris Johnson (South Beach) has been cast in Old School director Todd Phillips’ television debut, The More Things Change… The comedy pilot follows four long-time friends through various periods of their lives. Rounding out the cast are Aimee Garcia (George Lopez), Tom Parker (What About Brian), Paulo Costanzo (Joey), Reno Wilson (Heist) and Sasha Barrese (LAX).

Gina Bellman (Coupling) has been signed to the TNT pilot Leverage. The drama is about a group of high-tech thieves who target wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. Timothy Hutton (Kidnapped) stars and Christian Kane (Angel) is also part of the project.

Look for Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, currently Brothers & Sisters) in an upcoming six-hour mini-series on CBS. Comanche Moon is based on a novel by Larry McMurtry and is the final chapter in the Lonesome Dove saga. Other stars include Karl Urban (Xena: Warrior Princess, currently the Star Trek film), Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks), Keith Robinson (American Dreams), and Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) also star. The mini-series is scheduled to kick off on January 13, 2008.

GSN has announced they’re adding a new game show called How Much is Enough and it will be hosted by Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law, currently Psych). The show is a contest to see which contestant can win the most money without being the greediest. Produced by BBC Worldwide America, Enough will debut on January 8, 2008 on the Game Show Network.

Matthew Perry (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Friends) has been signed to play the grown-up version of Zac Efron (Summerland) in a fantasy comedy movie from New Line. Seventeen follows a middle-age dad who wakes up to find he’s a teenager again. Production begins in January. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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