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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.



Comments (13)

  • May “LAX” RIP.

    Comment by Shane – March 18, 2011 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope CBS has learned a lesson from recent events and puts a sobriety clause in her contract.

    Comment by Anna – March 19, 2011 12:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh come on, u cant compare the two people

      Comment by jonathan – March 19, 2011 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Why not? Alcoholics are alcoholics. Better to be safe than sorry. I like to think she has a handle on it, but you never know.

        Comment by Jerry – March 19, 2011 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Theywere friends and neighbors for years.

        Comment by Anna – March 19, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds promising – I have always loved the work of Emily Rutherford (New Adventures Of Old Christine).

    Comment by steven – March 19, 2011 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It sounds like it has potential, but we all know CBS if it hasn’t got a cop or lawyer it isn’t going to get picked up. Which is said I would probably watch this.

    Comment by NEK5552 – March 19, 2011 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still upset that the new Melrose Place ended with Amanda going to jail.

    Comment by AlistairCrane – March 19, 2011 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i loved the new melrose except for ashlee, but she left, riley and jonah. wayyy better than 90210!

      Comment by lorna – March 19, 2011 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Crazy-ass Violet was the ONLY good thing about the new Melrose Place.

        Comment by AlistairCrane – March 19, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to agree with other comments. They’re going out on a limb with her, given everything that’s happened in the last year or so. I’m sure they’ll have a very large escape clause if it gets picked up and she falls off the wagon (assuming she is on it currently).

    Comment by Bob – March 21, 2011 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s not exactly Charlie Sheen. A DUI does not mean she is a loose cannon.

    Try to be a little less judgemental people.

    Comment by Jeri – March 22, 2011 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heather has been my favorite actress forever, I welcome any tv project and wish her the best. So what if she has a sobriety problem,she’s a great actress and gorgeous too.

    Comment by chris m. – October 8, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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