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TV Casting: Alex O'Loughlin May Return to CBS; Alison Sweeney Checks in to 'Mercy'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 19th 2010 10:15AM
Alex O'LoughlinAlex O'Loughlin may not be off the airwaves for long. The actor, last seen on the recently canceled medical drama 'Three Rivers,' is reportedly being considered for a role on the upcoming CBS remake of 'Hawaii Five-O.' Insiders claim that "talks are ongoing" and that the network "really wants to do another series with him." Last week, CBS officially greenlit the series (more on that here). [Ausiello Files]

More casting news after the jump.Alex O'LoughlinAlex O'Loughlin may not be off the airwaves for long. The actor, last seen on the recently canceled medical drama 'Three Rivers,' is reportedly being considered for a role on the upcoming CBS remake of 'Hawaii Five-O.' Insiders claim that "talks are ongoing" and that the network "really wants to do another series with him." Last week, CBS officially greenlit the series (more on that here). [Ausiello Files]

Alison SweeneyAlison Sweeney is about to pull triple duty on NBC. The 'Biggest Loser' host will next appear on 'Mercy' as a bus-crash victim who suffers injuries to the brain, causing her to "act out of character." No word yet on when Sweeney's episode will air. In the meantime, you can catch her on an all new season of 'The Biggest Loser,' airing Tuesdays at 8PM on NBC. [Ausiello Files]

BonoBono and Justin Timberlake are among the stars lined up to appear on George Clooney's 'Hope for Haiti' telethon, airing this Friday at 8PM on multiple networks. Also scheduled to appear are Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean and CNN's Anderson Cooper. As of now, Clooney says that over 40 celebrities will take part in the event. [Variety]

Rich SommerBetty Suarez is about to go mad for 'Mad Men''s Rich Sommer. The actor will reportedly play Jimmy, a fireman whose first date with Betty goes horribly wrong. Sommer will make his first appearance on the series in March, with more episodes potentially to come (assuming, of course, that Betty doesn't kick him to the curb). [Ausiello Files]

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