Fall TV Preview

Pilot News: Heather Locklear Gets Assistants

The Assistants will answer to no less than Heather Locklear, now that the six-time Golden Globe nominee has signed on to star in the CBS pilot of that name.

Penned by Tucker Cawley (Everybody Loves Raymond), who will exec-produce with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), the ensemble project revolves around the four assistants who are at the beck and call of a celebrity couple. Locklear will play Ali, an insecure actress and the female half of the demanding bosses. (The husband is yet to be cast.)

The aforementioned assistants, meanwhile, will be played by Emily Rutherfurd (aka Old Christine‘s “New Christine”), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place, Ted’s HIMYM son), T.J. Miller (Carpoolers) and Lamorne Morris (Brain Rush).

Locklear’s litany of TV credits includes, of course, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker (no one has worn police blues better), Melrose Place and Spin City. Most recently, she fronted the Lifetime original movies He Loves Me and Flirting with 40.