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CBS Books 'Hawaii Five-0' Remake and More

by Andrew Scott, posted May 17th 2010 12:15PM
Hawaii Five-O'Lost' may be going off the air next week, but it looks like Hawaii will be sticking around for another season.

According to the Live Feed, CBS has officially picked up the highly anticipated 'Hawaii Five-0' reboot, starring Alex O'Loughlin, 'Lost's' Daniel Dae-Kim and Jean Smart. 'Hawaii Five-0'' is an update of the classic cop drama, which starred Jack Lord as Det. Steve McGarrett.

Also returning to the small screen is 'Magnum, PI' himself, Tom Selleck, who will play a well-decorated chief of police for the NYPD in 'Blue Bloods.'

Meanwhile, CBS has also said yes to the comedy 'Mike & Molly,' from 'Two and a Half Men's' Chuck Lorre, about two people who meet at Overeaters Anonymous. Billy Gardell ('My Name is Earl') and Melissa McCarthy ( 'Gilmore Girls') star.

Rounding out today's pickup: 'Defenders,' a new legal drama starring Jim Belushi ('According to Jim').

CBS will announce its full schedule on Wednesday. Stay tuned to TV Squad for more updates.

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TV Casting: Judy Greer Returning to TV

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 10th 2010 2:48PM
Judy GreerJudy Greer ('Miss Guided') will take another stab at TV stardom in the Fox comedy pilot 'Tax Man.' Greer will join David Krumholtz in the series, set at an IRS office in Fresno, California. The project will re-team Greer with 'Arrested Development's' Ron Howard, who is executive producing the pilot with Brian Grazer and David Nevins. Brent Forrester ('The Office') will pen the pilot. [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump.

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Jim Belushi Cast in CBS Legal Drama

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 23rd 2010 11:06AM
Jim BelushiMichael Ausiello calls the casting of Jim Belushi in the pilot for the new CBS drama pilot 'Defenders' an "unusual casting decision." It's not that unusual. It's not like Belushi has never done anything serious before. Comics can often do drama too. Belushi will play a Las Vegas lawyer who helps those down and out and those fighting the system. (Not sure if this is the same legal drama that we reported on last year but it sounds similar.)

Since this show is set in Vegas, I'm sure we'll see the inevitable crossover episode(s) between 'CSI' and 'Defenders,' especially if one of them needs a ratings boost or it's a sweeps month. Belushi's character will need help on a case and the only people who can find the evidence he needs is the 'CSI' team.

If 'Defenders' lasts half as long as 'According to Jim' it will last nine years.

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Director Stuart Rosenberg dead at 79

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 19th 2007 8:12AM

Twilight Zone logoStuart Rosenberg is probably best known for directing big screen movies such as Cool Hand Luke, The Amityville Horror, Brubaker, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Drowning Pool, and Voyage of the Damned, but he had an impressive TV resume as well.

Rosenberg directed several episodes of the original Twilight Zone, as well as episodes of The Untouchables, Ben Casey, The Defenders, Rawhide, For The People, Naked City, Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theater, The Nurses, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He also directed the TV movie Fame is the Name of the Game, which led to the TV series The Name of the Game.

Rosenberg died last week at his home in Beverly Hills of a heart attack.

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