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Movie Stars Invade TV: A Look at Pilot Season 2010

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 24th 2010 2:00PM
Sissy SpacekTelevision fans, look out: Oscar-winning actors are taking over! And not just for a special cameo or a three-episode guest star stint, either. Movie stars are coming to TV in a big way ... as series regulars.

Why? Well, for a few reasons. Portraying a character on a weekly basis can present a new challenge to these veteran silver screen stars, but let's not forget that young Hollywood actors in tween-targeted films are dominating the box office. These Oscar-winning actors aren't giving up films, but their star power and names alone are big enough to attract an audience to a TV show.

Many Oscar-winners and nominees have left their mark on both screens -- just look at Sally Field. She's won an Oscar for 'Norma Rae' and Emmys for 'Sybil,' 'ER' and 'Brothers & Sisters.'

Maybe the Oscars of these latest stars got lonely on the mantle and the next logical thought would be: Why not add an Emmy sister?

Check out the list of actors who are coming to TV -- including Sissy Spacek and Dustin Hoffman -- after the jump.

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Jon Voight Takes Lead in Fox's Texas Drama Pilot

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 12th 2010 10:00AM
He was a big old baddie as a guest star on '24' season 7, and now, Jon Voight is taking time away from his busy making-up-with-daughter-Angelina Jolie schedule to return to primetime.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning actor has joined the cast of Fox's 'Midland,' about a con man named Bob (Jimmy Wolk) who is trying to juggle dual lives -- and girlfriends -- in two Texas cities.

In his first full-time TV gig, Voight will play the father of one Bob's girlfriends. According to the report, his character is being described as an intimidating business tycoon, someone who is "equally at home in boots or a three-piece suit," and probably someone who won't be pleased to find out that his daughter is being duped. We're picturing a J.R. Ewing-type with Voight's character. -- or maybe Bobby Ewing, since J.R. was never really into the whole jeans-and-boots thang.

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What you need to know about the 24 two-hour movie - VIDEO

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 17th 2008 12:07PM
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Over the last months, we've been updating you on 24: Redemption, the two-hour Season 7 prequel movie FOX will air on November 23. It's time for another update! So if your aim is to stay spoiler-free about Jack Bauer's trip to the fictional African country of Sangala, then it's time to click elsewhere on TV Squad's site as you are about to enter a spoiler zone!

Spoilers coming up!

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Jon Voight joins 24

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 13th 2008 10:38AM
Jon VoightOscar-winner Jon Voight, father of a certain actress called Angelina Jolie, will return to the small screen this fall. The actor, who recently appeared in movies such as National Treasure and Transformers, was cast in an important role on FOX's hit series 24.

The 69-year-old actor may be best known for his movies but he is no stranger to TV. He appeared in a handful of made-for-TV movies, in mini-series such as the 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove in which he played lead character Capt. Woodrow F. Call, and in series like Gunsmoke for example.

Slight spoilers after the jump!

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Ten actors I want to see on TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 10th 2008 12:00PM
network tenHave you noticed lately that the new faces cropping up on TV series in starring roles are often actors you've never seen before -- or if you have, it was in a supporting role of a feature or a foreign TV show? Think about it, Lee Pace as the Pie Man on Pushing Daisies, Jonny Lee Miller on Eli Stone, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in New Amsterdam, Michelle Ryan in Bionic Woman, all of these leads are relatively new faces. That's one way to cast series. Another is for big stars to take to TV, if not for the first time, than for a return.

In an interesting article at IGN.com, blogger Travis Fickett points out that there used to be a line of demarcation between the worlds of acting: film actors vs. television actors. But nowadays the stars are going back and forth a lot more fluidly.

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