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Reaper's Bret Harrison is all over his new project, a comedy for CBS

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 4th 2009 12:05PM
Bret HarrisonBret Harrison has been around television for awhile, starting on Grounded for Life. But the role that earned him the most love around these parts was that of Sam Oliver on the gone-too-soon Reaper. I was stoked that co-star Tyler Labine (Sock) so quickly found series work on FOX's forthcoming Sons of Tucson, but I worried about the rest of the cast. It was a true ensemble success.

For his new project, he got a lot more hands on. Not only is he slated to star in it, but Bret Harrison co-created this legal buddy comedy for CBS. The show is about a couple of district attorneys, one young and brash, the other in his middle years. And, of course, there's always a girl. Here's an idea. How about you get Ray Wise for the elder attorney and Missy Peregrym to play the girl who comes between the two. Would that be too much?

Harrison's partner is Robert Borden, who co-created George Lopez. Not the man, the show. Come on, keep up! CBS only has a script commitment thus far, but hopefully things will go well. Bret Harrison did a great job of adding a lot of heart and humor to Reaper, and I think he'd be a great lead in a straight-up comedy.

Still, I'll hold out hope for a Reaper reunion of some kind. That story remains unfinished, and it deserves some closure. I'd settle for a made-for-TV movie, a comic book series, or even a paragraph or two from the creators telling me how Sam and Andi are going to get out of their deal. Maybe they can hire Harrison's character from this untitled project to look over the contract and represent them.

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Two words for a guest star...Denny Crane!

September 04 2009 at 12:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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No chance for Missy since she's filming the series Coppers in Toronto

September 04 2009 at 12:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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