Emmy winner Beau Bridges (Stargate SG-1) has been signed to star in Lifetime’s new drama series Family Practice. He’ll play the patriarch of a Kennedy-like family who once defended the most controversial clients he could find. The series was created by Lost’s Jeffrey Lieber.
Also on Lifetime, Janine Turner (Northern Exposure) and Costas Mandylor (Picket Fences, The Wedding Bells) will star in a TV movie entitled Primal Doubt. Turner will play the lonely wife of a busy executive (Mandylor) who begins an online affair with a widower. When they decide to meet, the widower is murdered.
Krista Allen, previously seen on ABC’s What About Brian, will co-star in a Comedy Central’s half hour pilot called Held Up. She’ll play the uptight boss of bank teller Ray (Jack Carpenter) who orders him to stop a bank robbery in progress.
Ian Ziering will reunite with his Beverly Hills, 90210 pal Jason Priestly on the Lifetime seres Side Order of Life. Priestly is a regular and Ziering will guest on three episodes.
On CBS, Heather Locklear (Dynasty, Melrose Place, Spin City) has signed on for several episodes of the Rules of Engagement sitcom. In recent weeks, Locklear has been linked romantically with Rules star David Spade (Just Shoot Me!).
Also on CBS, there will be a mini-Seinfeld reunion on The New Adventures of Old Christine. Jason Alexander will be guest-starring on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom. He’ll play a lizard handler for birthday parties that goes out on a date with Louis-Dreyfus’ character.
Dancing with the Stars returns for a fifth season on September 24th and there will several familiar faces from TV series past. Among others, tune in to see Marie Osmond (Donny and Marie), Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210), and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman herself, Jane Seymour. Stay tuned!