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CBS orders pilots with Amy Smart and Fred Savage

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 24th 2008 9:41AM
Smart/SavageIt'll be one more time around for a Wonder Years alumna and a Felicity fave. Fred Savage and Amy Smart have both been cast in CBS pilots. For Fred, who for me may have peaked as an actor as Kevin Arnold (although I did love him in Austin Powers in Goldmember playing Number Three -- the guy with the mole on his face), the new project on tap is Single White Millionaire. The sitcom is from the pen of writer Ricky Blitt, one of the Family Guy scribes, so that's a plus. The plot is described as the story of an unassuming, thirtysomething millionaire ready to settle down -- and obviously looking for the right lady to share his life (although I guess he could be looking for a significant other of either gender -- the project line leaves it open).



Also for CBS, Amy Smart will star is Meant to Be's, a new drama from Glenn Gordon Caron (Medium). They're calling it romantic drama, but it sounds more like a touch of fantasy with a touch of Highway to Heaven and City of Angels thrown in. She'll be playing Janine, a wealthy young gallery owner who finds romance, marries fast and on the way to celebrating her honeymoon encounters an obstacle: she's thrown from the balcony of her 40th-floor New York high rise. In order to reach heaven, she has to help others on Earth in the "meant to be" direction, thus becoming an "MTB." (Do you think she'll be able to communicate with The Ghost Whisperer if the pilot is picked up?)

Like Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone), Amy was one of those actors stuck on Smith a couple of years ago, so I'm happy she may have a new series on tap. And for Gordon Caron, this will be very interesting. His last go-round with CBS was not a happy affair, although it was a terrific show called Now and Again with Margaret Colin, Eric Close, Heather Matarazzo and Dennis Haysbert. CBS pulled the plug on the show in part because of its frustration with Gordon Caron's production style, i.e. not getting the scripts written fast enough causing delays. That was eight years ago, though, so maybe all is forgiven.

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Nathiest

wow that sounds totally gay. What an waste of a totally hott babe. three episodes before its canned.

April 30 2008 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John D\'arc

fred savage is the director for "it's always sunny"

March 24 2008 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dan

if amy smart's recent topless turn in the jason statham vehicle "crank" --as his hypersexed girlfriend-- is any indication, she is desperate for film roles (not that I'm complaining), so perhaps some time off in TV playing a truly beefy role could be just what she needs to do..

March 24 2008 at 2:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Max

Alumnus.

March 24 2008 at 1:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
seamus

"Now and Again" plot synopsis from IMDB:
"When Michael Wiseman is killed in a tragic subway accident, the U.S. government covertly makes him an offer he can't refuse; they "keep his brain alive" and place it into a new, genetically bio-engineered body. The doctor in charge of the experiment has grand plans for him, but all Michael wants is to get back to his grieving wife and daughter. For security reasons, the government forbids such contact... not that Michael is going to let that stop him."

Wasn't that how they pitched the new Bionic Women?

March 24 2008 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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