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Casting Roundup: Stephen Collins Tackles Gay Role, Anna Gunn Heads to 'Lie to Me' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 19th 2010 5:30PM
Stephen CollinsWhat would Rev. Camden think? Stephen Collins of '7th Heaven' fame will guest star on 'Brothers & Sisters' as a gay pal of Saul.

According to TV Guide, Collins will play Charlie, a man who helps Saul deal with his HIV status.

"I don't want this to be like a TV Movie of the Week," 'Brothers & Sisters' showrunner David Marshall Grant told TV Guide. "Even though he didn't know his diagnosis until recently, I have a feeling Saul has been dealing with this for years. He hasn't been frequenting gay bars."

Collins will only stick around for one episode, but he could pop up again. He stars on 'Brothers & Sisters' producer Greg Berlanti's new series 'No Ordinary Family.'

In other TV news ...

'Breaking Bad' star Anna Gunn will appear on Fox's 'Lie to Me.' Gunn will play an ambitious internal affairs detective who tries to bring down Detective Wallowski. Look for Gunn to make her appearance in late November. [Ausiello Files]

Sherri Shepherd will replace Carnie Wilson as the host of GSN's 'The Newlywed Game.' The game show will relocate production to New York to accommodate 'The View' co-host's schedule. [Yahoo!]

Ryan Devlin is set to return to 'Grey's Anatomy.' Devlin will appear in two sweeps in October and November as the husband to Mandy Moore's character. Devlin and Moore first guest-starred in the season finale shooting episode. [Ausiello Files]

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prayer232day

And if you don't want the muslims to build their mosque near 9/11 don't go to their stores, use their business, or buy in their outdoor stands. They will get the hint, and tell them why.

August 23 2010 at 1:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Woody

The Muslims are already using the site that's in the headlines! I fail to see what the big fuss is about, except racism/politics, exhibiting HATE.

August 23 2010 at 5:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
prayer232day

Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

August 23 2010 at 1:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
prayer232day

If you are a minister why are you promoting sodomy? The bible says they are cursed and go to hell if they don't convert. Only the devil would encourage sexual deviance.

August 23 2010 at 1:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
carlos

Why are people playing gay characters anyway? Isn't it bad enough having to put up with actual "gender challenged" people on tv?

August 23 2010 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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prayer232day

You are exactly right. They want you to see them so often you think it's normal and accept their perversion as normal.

August 23 2010 at 1:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MotorCityMama

How come every time a straight man plays a gay man on TV he's branded for life as gay. No one seems to complain when a gay actor plays a straight one. Can we please get passed this already? It's the 21st century.

August 22 2010 at 11:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
andy

I'm getting tired of the gay issue being brought forth on just about every show lately. Enough already!

August 22 2010 at 9:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Carrie

Thats funny, as a lesbian, I wonder why we don't see more.

August 22 2010 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
geo

it shouldn't be too difficult of a role for him to tackle, lol

August 22 2010 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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joan

I hope some of these readers realize that Stephen Collins is a straight man playing a gay one on the show. He has been happily married for 25 years to an actress Faye Grant. He can do just about any acting job quite well.

August 22 2010 at 8:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lita

This is a typical remark made by men who have not accepted their sexuality. Please come out--at least to someone you trust. Doing so might abate your need to deflect as you have done here.

August 22 2010 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
geo

shouldn't be too hard for him to "tackle" this role, lol

August 22 2010 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken Smith/Houston

I'll be looking forward to watching him play "Saul" as I've been in that position with nine HIV patients as a ministry at my MCC church in Houston. Good Luck with it Stephen!

August 22 2010 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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