Casting Couch: Penikett Set to Play [Doll]House and 24′s Cuthbert Returns to TV

As if fans needed another reason to worship the brains behind BUFFY, ANGEL and FIREFLY, Joss Whedon has just cast BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Tahmoh Penikett in his upcoming FOX pilot DOLLHOUSE. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Penikett will play Paul Smith, an FBI field agent obsessed with the urban myth of Dollhouse and a twisted romantic foil for Echo.” Which let’s face it, is the ideal role for Penikett. Because when you’re half of the union that gave birth to a the first-ever human-cylon baby, ‘twisted romance’ comes with the territory.

In other casting news, TV Addict favorite Eliza Cuthbert [have you seen THE GIRL NEXT DOOR?] will finally return to TV after an endless string of box office failures. Cuthbert has been cast as the female lead in CBS’ one-hour pilot NY-LON where she’ll play a New York literacy teacher/record store clerk trying to make it work with a London stock broker. Hmmm… I wonder which British heartthrob with an insanely [in a good way] dedicated fan base might be available to play the Jim to Cuthbert’s Pam. Still thinking? Need a hint? See photo below!

  • SimplyKimberly

    I think I might have hurt myself squeeing over Tahmoh being cast on Dollhouse. Helo is hands down my favorite BSG character. I’ve always seen him as the most human of them all, willing to do the right thing even if it killed him. I cannot wait to see him in this role. Why can’t this show be on the air now? I don’t want to wait til fall to see it.

  • Tim G.

    I’m getting way too excited over Dollhouse. I know I probably shouldn’t (this IS Fox, after alll) but the cast is looking very cool and the premise of the show makes me happy.

  • Matt P

    Uh you say see photo below and yet there is no photo that I can see.

  • Neena

    Ny-Lon was a four? part drama on Channel 4 here in the UK a few years back. It starred Rashida Jones. It’ll be interesting to see what CBS do with it. I like Elisha Cuthbert – so i may watch the pilot…but tbh it doesn’t really interest me.