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10 Stars With Bad TV Luck

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 8th 2011 12:00PM
Joanna Garcia, Bret Harrison, Blair UnderwoodActors can work for years before they get their big break, going from project to project, floundering away on struggling sitcoms and concept-heavy dramas until their luck changes and -- blamo! -- they're on a successful show raking in six figures per episode.

These thespians aren't quite show-killers -- they just have bad luck!

From Bret Harrison to Joanna Garcia and so many more, we're saluting these bad luck stars. Somebody get them a four-leaf clover and a hit show -- stat!

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Jason Priestley Gets 'Haven' Role, Ellen Barkin Joins Pilot and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 11th 2011 1:00PM
Jason PriestleyJason Priestley is stepping back in front of the camera to join Syfy's 'Haven.'

According to TVLine, Priestley will play Chris Weekly, an antisocial genius marine biologist. He'll have an affliction of sorts that some would call a blessing.

Priestley is signed to appear in four episodes during season 2. The 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star will also direct an episode of the Syfy series. (The series airs on Showcase in Canada.)

In other casting news ...

Ellen Barkin has joined NBC's 'A Mann's World.' The pilot, from 'Sex and the City's' Michael Patrick King, stars Don Johnson as an aging hair stylist. Barkin will play Johnson's character's ex-wife. [Vulture]

Paul F. Tompkins is getting his evil genius on at Comedy Central. Tompkins will write and star as Professor Tiberius Lynch, a villain who has successfully taken over the world. What happens next? How do you run Earth? Those are Professor Lynch's questions. [Deadline]

Eddie Cibrian is replacing Jeff Hephner in the NBC drama pilot 'Playboy.' Hephner reportedly performed well in his auditions but didn't work out after the table read. [Deadline]

Titus Welliver has been tapped to star in The CW's 'Awakening.' 'The Good Wife' and 'Lost' actor will play a zombie hunter. [TVLine]

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Holiday Special Casting News for 'Warehouse 13' and 'Eureka'

by Ryan McKee, posted Aug 11th 2010 11:00AM
Remember getting excited for the TV Christmas specials as a child? Instead of now, where you dread the holiday hiatus your favorite shows take. Well, the people at Syfy seem to remember that joy, and they're already working on how to recreate it for you this holiday season.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Judd Hirsch and Paul Blackthorne will guest star on 'Warehouse 13' for the network's first-ever stand-alone holiday episode. Hirsh is cast as Artie's estranged father, while Blackthorne is playing a workaholic who encounters a Santa-obsessed thief. It looks like Syfy will be pouring a lot of eggnog into their flagship show.

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Jesse Cardoza Gets an Apology on 'CSI: Miami' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 2:30AM
CSI: Miami, Eddie CibrianIt's not often a guy gets an apology from a public official. But that's just what Jesse Cardoza receives from the LAPD on 'CSI: Miami' (Mon, 10PM ET on CBS). And at a public news conference, too.

And we really need to see more of Paul Blackthorne. Let's get him his own show, rather than here-and-there guest spots on this show, 'Leverage' and 'Burn Notice.' Any casting directors out there listening?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Watch the Lipstick Jungle premiere online -- a week before it's on TV - VIDEOS

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 17th 2008 2:02PM
Lipstick Jungle season twoI got hooked on NBC's Lipstick Jungle during its first season, and can't wait to see what happens with the girls in season two, premiering Wed., Sept. 24 at 10/9c. Look for my reviews of the show on TV Squad, as well.

While I've already found my Mr. Right, I still identify with all three women in one way or another. Like movie exec Wendy (Brooke Shields), I'm doing my best to balance career and family. Like Victory (Lindsay Price), I have a whole bunch of dreams and goals on my list. And like Nico (Kim Raver), I'm an overachieving workaholic. And if not for the aforementioned Mr. Right, I'd have a really tough time saying no to Robert Buckley's bedroom eyes, too.

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Lipstick Jungle: Chapter Seven: Carpe Threesome (season finale)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 21st 2008 10:38AM
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(S01E07) "When fortune knocks, offer a chair." - Lorraine, the writer

NBC advertised this week's episode of Lipstick Jungle as the "season finale." Yet, about a month ago, they ordered six more episodes of the series saying that season one would get 13 episodes. NBC probably doesn't want LJ to face shows like Lost; so the network probably decided to air those six episodes next season in a less threatening timeslot. Let's face it, the series, even if it definitely got better over time, is not the best out there. It benefited a lot from the strike since it aired without much of competition.

Even if the season finale could have been more rocking, it was a satisfying episode that left viewers with a few questions such as: Was Charles really cheating?, Did Nico take the right decision?, Did Joe have a one-night stand or was this woman a "regular"?, Will Victory forgive Joe since, technically, he didn't cheat?, etc.

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Lipstick Jungle: Chapter Six: Take the High Road

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 14th 2008 10:41AM
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(S01E06) "It must feel like a really horrible surprise party" - Kirby to Wendy

I felt sorry for Wendy as I watched about 4/5 of the episode unfold. (I had to tape the episode and the VCR decided to not be my friend and stopped around 45 minutes in! Thanks NBC for complete recaps of the episodes.) Not only did Wendy go to a meeting she didn't want to go but she had the unpleasant surprise to learn that not only one of her best friend has been lying to her for weeks but that Nico also flew her boy toy half across the world for a booty call!

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Lipstick Jungle: Chapter Five: Dressed to Kill

by Kristin Sample, posted Mar 7th 2008 7:42AM
Brooke Shields as Wendy Healy (S01E05) Well, I am certainly enjoying Lipstick Jungle more than Cashmere Mafia. I like it so much that I jumped at the opportunity to fill in for Isabelle and review this week's episode.

Of course, lots of people expected the two shows to be almost the same (just different nights and channels). And the shows do have similarities: big stars with big paychecks (Lucy Liu, Brooke Shields), female characters in powerful jobs, stupid titles, etc. But as I sat through the first few episodes of Lipstick Jungle, I knew it would be a much more gratifying show. LJ is nowhere near Sex and the City or Desperate Housewives, but it certainly has potential.

Okay, enough preamble. After the jump, I'll talk about "Chapter Five: Dressed to Kill," I promise.

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Lipstick Jungle: Chapter Four: Bombay Highway

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 29th 2008 9:35AM
Lipstick Jungle(S01E04) "People like us are easy targets." - Hector to Nico

If we look at what Lipstick Jungle offers us, indeed, people in the movie, fashion, or magazine business are easy targets. Wendy's ex-nanny wrote a book, Victory's career was destroyed by one bad collection, and Nico had to face a fake lawsuit that had some truth to it (even Nico admits that what she did could be seen as sexual harassment).

This week's episode closed the books on the lawsuit Kirby filed against Nico but it didn't end their relationship. Why did he really do it? Even if Mike was the snake behind the ordeal, Kirby agreed to go forward yet all he wanted was Nico...

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Lipstick Jungle: Chapter Two: Nothing Sacred

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 15th 2008 12:06AM
Lipstick Jungle(S01E02) "Tsunami for bad mommy." - Janice after seeing a picture of Wendy crying because of the book.

After watching the Lipstick Jungle pilot last week, some of TV Squad readers commented on the fact that the series was not true to the book and that it was not light enough. One commenter even said that it left an ABC romantic TV movie aftertaste in her mouth. Other people thought it was good but not fantastic and that the actresses gave fair performances. Not having read the book, I cannot compare. The pilot didn't wow me but was interesting enough to have me turn up for more this week. However, "Nothing Sacred" was a let down and, if it had not been for the fact I had to write this review, I think I would have switched channels to watch Eli Stone live instead of tomorrow morning.

I don't know what I was expecting exactly this week. But it wasn't what I was offered by the NBC series.

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Lipstick Jungle: Pilot (series premiere)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 8th 2008 12:45AM
Lipstick Jungle(S01E01) Earlier today, I gave you a take on what I thought NBC's new dramedy Lipstick Jungle was like. The series, based on a novel penned by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, premiered with a slightly revamped pilot and a whole lot of promos for Maybelline.

I won't rehash what I said in my early look post since there weren't enough changes between the two versions of the pilot. The main change is the recast of Wendy's husband (Paul Blackthorne took over the role held by Christopher Wiehl); a good move if you ask me. Wiehl's performance in the pilot wasn't believable and strong enough. Blackthorne is more fitting in the role and will bring in a nice flavor to the show thanks to his English background.

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Dresden fans campaign to save their show

by Brett Love, posted Jul 11th 2007 2:05PM
The Dresden Files - Paul Blackthorne, Valerie CruzWith so many different campaigns going to save shows recently it could almost be a weekly feature here, and here is yet another for you to consider. I bring this one up partly out of a selfish desire to see it succeed, because The Dresden Files has become my second favorite Sci Fi Original, but also because I think it actually has a shot at working.

There is a bunch of helpful info over at the group's main site. They have a letter writing campaign where if you email your letter to Dresden fan Belynda she will print it out and mail it for you, email and phone contact info for Sci Fi, links to a petition, and a host of other options for you to help out.

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The Dresden Files -- An early look

by Brett Love, posted Jan 1st 2007 9:00AM
Paul BlackthorneWhen Battlestar returns with new episodes on the 21st it will be bringing along a new partner on the Sci Fi schedule, The Dresden Files. The show is based on the popular series of novels by Jim Butcher. Both follow the adventures of Chicagoan Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne, 24). His life is not like yours or mine, because Harry is a wizard.

But unlike that other wizard named Harry, in Mr. Dresden's world there are no boundaries separating the world of magic from the world of the everyday. Earning his living as a wizard-for-hire, he's the only one in the phone book, you can imagine that things don't always go so smoothly for Harry. A good many of the people that know of or find out about him dismiss him as a kook straight away, without investigating further. Interestingly, I think the show may have some of those same issues.

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