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Jason Priestley Still a 'Scoundrel'

by Scott Harris, posted Jun 2nd 2010 12:40PM
Hey guys, remember Jason Priestley? Playful smile, great hair, sideburns that stretched for miles? Well, when last we saw Priestley he was busy putting together a small budget flick about wineries in Canada, which is about as far as you can get from the glamor and glitz of his old 'Beverly Hills 90210' stomping ground. Yes, it appeared he had faded into a comfortable -- and comfortably obscure -- semi-retirement up on his grape farm.

Well, not so fast. According to Entertainment Weekly, Priestley isn't quite done with small screen stardom just yet, as the 90's heartthrob will be appearing in a multi-episode arc on ABC's upcoming summer dramedy 'Scoundrels.'
'Scoundrels,' of course, is a mid-season replacement that features Virginia Madsen as the matriarch of a family of grifters and con-men (and con-women as well -- con-people, if you will). So what role will the erstwhile Brandon Walsh be playing this time around? According to Entertainment Weekly, Priestley will "play a prolific TV personality who is immediately smitten with Leven Rambin's aspiring actress character, Heather."

Of course, all joking aside, Priestley never actually vanished from Hollywood at all; though he has yet to match his '90210' zenith, he's been hard at work ever since, both in front of the camera (including a regular stint on 'Tru Calling' back in 2004-5) and behind it (he produced and directed all 12 episodes of CW's 'The Lake' last year). Which makes sense.

Because, like the fine wines he cultivates in his off time, Jason Priestley seems to just get better with age.

'Scoundrels' is set to debut on Sunday, June 20.

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Steven

He was also in "Side Order of Life" recently, a show I really liked.

June 02 2010 at 12:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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