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Jim Belushi Cast in CBS Legal Drama

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 23rd 2010 11:06AM
Jim BelushiMichael Ausiello calls the casting of Jim Belushi in the pilot for the new CBS drama pilot 'Defenders' an "unusual casting decision." It's not that unusual. It's not like Belushi has never done anything serious before. Comics can often do drama too. Belushi will play a Las Vegas lawyer who helps those down and out and those fighting the system. (Not sure if this is the same legal drama that we reported on last year but it sounds similar.)

Since this show is set in Vegas, I'm sure we'll see the inevitable crossover episode(s) between 'CSI' and 'Defenders,' especially if one of them needs a ratings boost or it's a sweeps month. Belushi's character will need help on a case and the only people who can find the evidence he needs is the 'CSI' team.

If 'Defenders' lasts half as long as 'According to Jim' it will last nine years.

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If this show lasts half as long as "According to Jim" it will last 9 years. That would mean that A to J has been on for 18 years and that's just not true. Wonder what he meant?

Again a first class, bang up job of reporting! Or was it?

But I agree. Belushi has been good in everything he's done. Even the cop movie that had Rosie O'Donnell in it.

March 23 2010 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve

A little proofreading is required:

Michael Ausiello calls the casting of Jim Belushi in the pilot for the new CBS drama pilot 'Defenders' an "unusual casting decision."

What's that, a pilot AND co-pilot?

February 24 2010 at 7:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Yonga

Haha.. in this picture Jim looks like a cross between his brother John and Steven Seagal! :-)

February 23 2010 at 2:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

I thought he was good in "The Principal", with Lou Gossett Jr., too.

February 23 2010 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

jim plays a great villain in Retroactive. I highly suggest it.

February 23 2010 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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