The Five: Stars I'd like to see back on TV
1. Bruce Campbell: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. was one of the great short-lived shows of all-time. A really entertaining mix of western and science fiction, with a perfect star. Campbell later had roles in Ellen and Jack of All Trades, but it's been a while. I can picture him in a clever private eye type show, or maybe a smart comedy. Whatever is, he should be back on TV (and I don't mean those Sci-Fi Channel flicks...)
2. Mary Tyler Moore: One of my all-time crushes, and while she has certainly had her share of big screen success (Ordinary People, Flirting With Disaster), she's best known for her small screen sitcom work. She had a few very short-lived shows in the 90s, and they weren't bad shows, but they just didn't click with audiences. Can't you just picture her in a great character role, as someone's mom, or as the evil head of some corporation?
3. Mike Nelson: I miss Mystery Science Theater 3000 dearly, and if it doesn't return (we can still hope, right?), I'd like to see Nelson come back as a talk show host. Can't you picture that, maybe a quirky talk/variety show on IFC or Bravo or Comedy Central?
4. Tom Selleck: When he was on Magnum, he was the ultimate, perfect TV star. Maybe they could make a series out of his Jesse Stone movies. But only after they make a Magnum reunion flick!
5. Steven Weber: Wings is one of my favorite sitcoms
(and not just because I got to be an extra in an episode). Weber's a funny guy, and he's another perfect
made-for-prime-time star. Tim Daly came back (don't get me started on Eyes - damn you ABC!); Weber should too
(something better than Cursed/The Steven Weber Show, though it wasn't as bad as people said). And he
just might: he's reportedly in the running for one of the lead roles on Aaron Sorkin's new show, Studio 7 On The Sunset Strip.