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'Lost' Star Henry Ian Cusick Returns to TV, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony in New Broadway Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 10th 2011 11:00AM
Henry Ian CusickAnother 'Lost' star has finally booked his first post-Island role.

Henry Ian Cusick, who played handsome Scotsman Desmond Hume on 'Lost,' will play the lead in ABC's new Shonda Rhimes pilot about professional crisis management consultant Olivia Price. Cusick's character is a lawyer who works for Kerry Washington's Price, TV Line reports.

Actress Katie Lowes has also landed a role on the show as a young lawyer on the team.

In other TV news ...

CBS greenlit the J.J. Abrams / Jonah Nolan pilot 'Person of Interest.' The show is about an "ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen." [Entertainment Weekly]

Kathy Griffin wants a Tony, which is probably why she's heading to Broadway with a limited-run show called 'Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony.' The show will run from March 11–13 and 15–19, and the comedian will tackle "fresh material due to the revolving door of pop culture, political and celebrity missteps." [The Hollywood Reporter]

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt might be interested in joining the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' cast, but Andy Cohen isn't into it. "Hell no," tweeted the 'Watch What Happens Live' host yesterday when someone asked if he'd consider it. [Twitter]

Kyle Howard scored the male lead in the ABC comedy pilot 'Smothered.' He'll play one-half of a young couple who feels, well, smothered by their polar-opposite parents. [TV Line]

Jack Black is set to host the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for the third time. The show will air live from Los Angeles on April 2. Also scheduled to appear: Will Ferrell and Justin Bieber. [EW]

Tia and Tamera Mowry are teaming up for a TV show again. Unfortunately, that show is not 'Sister, Sister: 10 Years Later.' The twins will star in six episodes of 'Tia and Tamera Take 2,' a reality show on the Style Network. [Deadline]

Veteran TV actress Peggy Rea died Feb. 5 of congestive heart failure. The 89-year-old appeared on shows like 'The Waltons,' 'Dukes of Hazard' and 'Step by Step.' [THR]

Fox ordered a pilot based on the book 'Weekends at Bellevue.' The hour-long medical drama follows a doctor who works weekend shifts at the famed mental hospital. [EW]

Al Roker is being sued over his Spike TV reality show, 'DEA.' Two men claim their home was searched and filmed illegally for an episode of the Roker-produced show, which chronicles DEA agents making busts. [THR]

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How many shows are going to have a charachters named Olivia? There's Frince and I know there was atleast one other show that had a Olivia. The name is being over used in t.v. Can't writers be more creative with names?

February 12 2011 at 10:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Stacy's comment

Sorry that should be Fringe.

February 12 2011 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Is this the best you got? Get real, you had to stoop to the bottom of the barrel
to get Kathy Griffin, a no-body sleaze bitch, with no class, and no looks, as
well as no talent, good luck, your both going to need it.

February 10 2011 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to grc2erc's comment

Oh shut up Chelsea

February 10 2011 at 7:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


February 10 2011 at 3:22 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Whp the hell would want to see this dirt bag! Kathy Griffin NO TALENT!!!!!!

February 10 2011 at 3:22 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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