Like clockwork, or a second-rate reality TV offering from the CW, it happens every year; The post-network Upfront shuffle. That awkward week following the Upfronts when networks quietly begin to recast and retool the shows they just spent the week touting to advertisers/ media buyers as the Fall’s “Next Big Thing!”
According to the Hollywood Reporter (who is living up to their namesake by reporting), ABC’s FORGOTTEN has jettisoned its lead investigator played by British import Rupert Penry-Jones, NCIS: LOS ANGELES is dropping Louise Lombard and THREE RIVERS is continuing the trend that seems to plague star Alex O’Loughlin (see: MOONLIGHT) by recasting the female lead originally played by Julia Ormond. Changes are also in store for TRAUMA, THE GOOD WIFE and NBC’s 100 QUESTIONS (details of which can be found here.)
Which is where you come in.
In an effort to remind networks and showrunners alike that there are an entire slew of fan favorites who currently find themselves with a little too much free time on their hand, we at theTVaddict.com thought we could lend a hand by compiling the ultimate list of actors who would make a welcome addition to any of your soon-to-be favorite new fall shows.
Getting the ball rolling, here are some of our personal favorites: Keri Lynn Pratt, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Lena Headey, Liza Weil, Tom Amandes, Joshua Malina, Michael Vartan, Damian Lewis, Lauren Graham, Irene Molloy, and Lindsay Sloane.
Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below.