Who are the hottest guys in television?
The five actors that all the networks are trying to scoop up are: Jeremy Sisto, Paul Rudd, Peter Krause, Simon Baker and Gabriel Macht. Honorable mentions include Christian Slater, Steve Zahn, and Michael Vartan, who just took a role in an untitled ABC drama. A look at their profiles on IMDB show that most of these guys (except Slater & Zahn) currently have a break in their schedules.
So far, all but Vartan have been passing on a number of roles offered to them for network pilots. But the networks are relentless-- these guys are the ones who get the offers the first time, every time. Why are they so in demand? They're in their 30s, good-looking, and have been around the block in this business. And that makes them super expensive.
The most in-demand females for television roles are Christina Applegate, Lucy Liu, Debra Messing, and Jordana Brewster. Unfortunately, the number of female leads pales in comparison to the number of male leads available each pilot season. These ladies are --smartly-- playing hard to get.