Shirley Manson signed to Sarah Connor Chronicles, other casting notes - VIDEO
Looky there. With just those seven little words The Sarah Connor Chronicles has become the show I'm most looking forward to next season. With music, there's nothing I like more than putting a little Garbage on the turntable. Because of that, over the years I've become just a little bit obsessed with Shirley Manson. And now comes word that the lovely and talented Miss Manson has been signed to the show.
Just that is enough to make me watch, but it gets even better. This isn't a musical guest like someone stopping by to play at P3 or the Montecito. Oh no, Shirley will join the cast in a regular role as Catherine Weaver, CEO of a high-tech company. One could certainly argue that it's stunt casting, or that they could find a more qualified actor to take on such a big role. But any crazy argument like that will fall on deaf ears here pal. It's Shirley Manson. That's all I need to know.
In other casting news, fans of Californication can look forward to Paula Marshall (Cupid!) returning for eight more episodes. Over at ABC, Josh Cooke (Big Day) has been added to an untitled comedy pilot from David Cohan and Max Mutchick. That one also stars Alan Tudyk (Firefly). The two of them play life long friends and business partners, with Cooke's character being straight and Tudyk's being gay.
They're joined at ABC by Will Sasso (Mad TV). He's been added to Five Year Plan, another comedy about a group of twenty-somethings trying to find direction in their lives. And finally, over at Fox we find Courtroom K. It's described as a darkly comedic courtroom drama and boasts Alfred Molina as a judge. He's joined by Michael Landes (Special Unit 2), Megan Dodds (Spooks), Jon Bernthal (The Class), and Omar Benson Miller. The early bets are that if this one goes to series it completes the law show failure tri-fecta that was started with Justice, and continued with Canterbury's Law.
And just to bring it all full circle, the most cinematic of the Garbage videos, "The World Is Not Enough."