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News Roundup: Michelle Trachtenberg, Josh Schwartz Team for Crime Drama at The CW, 'Will and Grace' Star Cast in Pilot and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2010 6:30PM
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg has been many things throughout her extensive Hollywood career.

She's been an elementary school spy, Little Pete's friend, the Key, a nurse, a snarky rich girl and so much more. Now, she's ready to graduate to a criminal profiler. (Well, a criminology student who has a gift for profiling and a dark past.)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Trachtenberg is teaming up with 'Gossip Girl' honchos Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to produce and star in the project at The CW. The series only has a script order so far.

In other TV news ...

NBC has set a Dec. 6 at 8PM premiere date for 'The Sing-Off.' Nick Lachey will host four two-hour episodes and a live finale on Dec. 20. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Will and Grace' star Eric McCormack has been cast in a pilot for TNT. McCormack is in talks to play a brilliant neuroscientist who works with the FBI. [Deadline Hollywood]

Bill Pullman and Matthew Modine have joined the cast of HBO's 'Too Big to Fail.' Pullman will play Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase and Modine has been tapped to play John Thain, the former chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch. [Deadline Hollywood]

Gbenga Akinnagbe has been tapped to recur on 'Nurse Jackie.' 'The Wire' star will debut midway through season 3 as a new temp nurse. Look for him to appear in at least seven episodes. [Ausiello Files]

Patton Oswalt is working on a sitcom at Fox. Oswalt and 'Mr. Show' writer Scott Aukerman have teamed up to work on a project that would see Oswalt star as a newly single man after his life leaves him after 20 years of marriage. [Vulture]

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October 22 2010 at 2:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hate Gossip girl, the only attractive girl on that show was the young clean cut blond girl. then she got mean and dirty and I lost interest forever. all the other girls are just plain ugly. in fact the mothers looked better than thier daughters was just unreal. why they did not give Michelle Trachtenberg a regular part is beyond me. I have adored Michelle Trachtenberg, ever since she was harriet the spy. Give Michelle Trachtenberg her own show already. then you can cancel gossip girl.

October 21 2010 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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