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Famke Janssen and Rocky Carroll join NBC

by Brett Love, posted Jan 30th 2007 10:30AM
Famke JanssenDoes anyone really need another cop drama with procedural elements? NBC seems to think so. Personally, I would be all for a moratorium on all new dramas that feature cops, doctors, or lawyers. But I suppose if you they are going to create yet another of these shows, hiring David Shore, the creator of House, and adding Famke Janssen as the lead is a good place to start. Adam mentioned the show back in October. It still doesn't have an official title, but the addition of Janssen is a good sign that things are moving along. Or a bad sign, if you've had your fill of cops.

In other casting news at the peacock network, Rocky Carroll (Chicago Hope) has signed on to play the corporate boss in the pilot of The IT Crowd. A remake of a UK comedy, the show also features Joel McHale, Richard Ayoade, and Jessica St. Clair as the hapless IT team at a major corporation. The original was very funny, but you can flip a coin on how this is going to turn out. It's a tricky bit of business updating these shows for the American audience. Having Ayoade reprise his role as Moss can't hurt though.

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Porchland

I'm all for Joel McHale doing a show as long as it doesn't interfere with a single episode of "The Soup."

January 30 2007 at 11:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gwangi

I'll stick with the British The IT Crowd, but having Richard Ayoade will make me at least check out the pilot if it gets picked up.

January 30 2007 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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