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Amber Tamblyn, 'House' Crew Team for New Project, Changes at 'NCIS: LA' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 11th 2011 12:10PM
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn may be checking out of 'House,' but the young starlet isn't preparing to leave the Fox family just yet.

According to Deadline, Tamblyn is teaming with 'House' executive producer Katie Jacobs and 'The Wire' co-creartor Ed Burns for a project about a young public school teacher. The drama project has a script commitment from the network.

Jacbos and Tamblyn came up with the idea together while working on 'House,' and the duo brought in Burns to further develop the project together. Burns will write and Jacobs is set to direct.

In other TV news ...

Adult Swim has ordered a pilot from Bob Odenkirk. The 'Breaking Bad' star will direct and produce 'Regal Productions,' a series that follows a low-budget production studio based out of a strip mall. [Deadline]

Is 'NCIS: LA' getting a new operations manager? Claire Forlani has joined the cast on a recurring basis as Lauren Hunter, the team's new manager. What about Hetty? You'll have to watch and see. [Entertainment Weekly]

Danny Glover has booked a guest role on 'Leverage.' Glover will guest as a retired war veteran who comes across a piece of art that has some mystery surrounding it. Glover will also narrate the majority of his episode. [TVLine]

Just how did Audrina Patridge land her 'Hills' role? Well, she was laying by the pool when 'The Hills' producer Adam DiVello asked her to be on a reality show. "[Adam] came up to me and asked me if I wanted to be on a reality show," she said. "If it was 'Dismissed' or a dating show, I don't want to do that. At the time I was going on auditions and I wanted to do acting. He said, 'No, no, no, it's a documentary.' Lauren and Heidi are moving to LA and they need some LA friends." [Zap2It]

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Starr Bannworth

I wish they would keep Amber Tamblyn on House. She is more challenging for House than Olivia Wilde. But since they won't, I am glad they are working on a new project for her. I liked her on Joan of Arcadia that was cancelled too early.

April 11 2011 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They better not replace Hetty, and especially NOT with Claire Forlani who wore out her TV welcome when she was on CSI:NY. While I adore this program, and everyone else who's involved with it, Hetty is my biggest reason for watching!

April 11 2011 at 1:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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John Galtx

She was awesome in those Planet of the Apes movies!

April 11 2011 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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