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Casting News: Eliza Dushku Off TNT's 'Bird Dog,' Rick Schroder Signs on for Lifetime Pilot and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 7th 2010 11:00AM
Eliza DushkuWell, so much for a return to TV. Eliza Dushku is no longer starring in TNT's 'Bird Dog' pilot.

The 'Dollhouse' actress took to Twitter to make the announcement. "Hey guys! News to report~ We have mutually & AMICABLY decided to part ways on 'Bird Dog' due to creative differences. No worries/fears/tears."

Dushku was set to play the lead in the cop drama about a young police officer whose estranged father randomly shows up in her small town and becomes her partner.

According to Hollywood Reporter, TNT has confirmed the split.

In other casting news ...

Adrianne Palicki will guest star on CBS's 'Criminal Minds.' The 'Friday Night Lights' star will play Sydney, a troubled woman who comes from a history of abuse. She and her lover get her kicks from drinking and killing people. [TV Guide]

Nathan Fillion wants to be on 'Glee.' The 'Castle' star, no stranger to singing thanks to 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,' wants to play a mean Broadway scout, and only sing a tiny bit on the hit Fox series. [Hollywood Reporter]

'NYPD Blue' star Rick Schroder has landed a role in Lifetime's 'Meet Jane' pilot. Schroder will play the husband to Molly Parker's Jane. The project follows Jane, an unhappy mother of two who is asked to spy on her husband by the FBI. [Deadline Hollywood]

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie will co-host 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' with Ryan Seacrest. Fergie will be in Los Angeles during the broadcast, along with performers Drake, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson, Avril Lavigne, and Train. [Entertainment Weekly]

Megan Ferguson, who can currently be seen in 'Love and Other Drugs,' has been tapped to play a supporting role on TBS's 'Hound Dogs' pilot. Ferguson will play assistant to a Minor League baseball team's general manager. [Deadline Hollywood]

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