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Mehcad Brooks moves from True Blood to The Deep End

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 3rd 2009 11:03AM
Mehcad Brooks in The Deep EndI'm sort of glad to hear that Mehcad Brooks is leaving HBO's True Blood to join the cast of ABC's midseason legal drama The Deep End. At least, I hope that's what it means.

Between his character Benedict "Eggs" Talley, whiny Tara Thornton, and shaky Maryann Forrester, I won't be sorry to see that whole storyline come to an end. And if my recent conversation with Alan Ball means what I think it means, Brooks probably won't be returning. Well, maybe. Stay tuned for that interview.

While Brooks' recent roles have given him plenty of fodder to work with -- he also starred as a mysterious guy with a troubled past on Desperate Housewives -- I'd like to see him in a show where he can really get down and dirty. The Deep End is set at a prestigious law firm, and Brooks will play an associate named Malcolm Bennet.

Plus, I'm ready for a good legal drama again. We had such a glut of them for a while, but many of them, like Boston Legal, have run their course.

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Katy Katwilder

WOW! I hate Mehcad Brooks is leaving the show. It would have been nice to see his and the "Tara" character's relationship blossom. He's certainly been a welcomed addition to the cast this season - not bad on the eyes at all :-) My best wishes to him on the new show - but if he and Alan Ball decide to keep him on True Blood, I wouldn't be disappointed :-)

September 08 2009 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was hoping we would see him again on Dollhouse as an active..

September 03 2009 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

While I'm glad that Brooks has a better job offer, I'll miss him on TB. Once the Mary Anne scandal cleared up, I assumed he'd be a good full-time BF for Tara. After watching her pine over Jason, a full-time hound dog, and Sam, an actual hound dog with a crush on Sookie, it was nice seeing her in a mutual relationship. Plus, I'll miss Brooks' continuous on-display abs.

September 03 2009 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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