It looks like two of TV’s most-missed sitcom stars – Kelsey Grammar (FRASIER) and Patricia Heaton (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND) will be back on the small screen this fall in the comedy ACTION NEWS. The show features the duo as an anchor team being reunited at a local TV station. FOX obviously has fate in the show, which was written by Christopher Lloyd (WINGS) and Steven Livitan (JUST SHOOT ME), as evidenced by their giving the as-yet-unproduced pilot a 13-episode commitment. Of course, the show was almost guaranteed to be picked up by someone: Written on spec, Variety reports that ABC, CBS and FOX were engaged in a bidding war for the property.
In other casting news, SIX FEET UNDER alum Peter Krause will star in ABC’s steamy new drama, DIRTY SEXY MONEY. Krause will play an attorney who winds up representing an “ethically flexible” family. (This bit of casting news would seem to indicate that THE LOST ROOM – which the actor starred in for the Sci Fi network – probably won’t, as predicted, be making the jump from mini to full-fledged series.