TVLine Items: Chuck Alum Replaces Lost Vet on Last Ship, Jane Fonda Joins ABC Pilot and More

Chuck vet Adam Baldwin has replaced Titus Welliver in TNT’s pilot The Last Ship.

From big-screen helmer Michael Bay, the apocalyptic pilot follows a Navy crew facing a new existence after a pandemic destroys most of Earth’s population.

As reported by Deadline, the Lost actor had to depart the project rather suddenly due to a family emergency. Baldwin — who recently guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU — will now portray Mike Slattery, second in command to Eric Dane’s Captain Tom Chandler. If The Last Ship does go to series, the cabler will likely find a spot in the cast for Welliver.

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• Jane Fonda has been tapped to star in Now What?, a single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. Per Variety, the project centers on a mother (Fonda) and daughter who move in together after the latter publicly criticizes the matriarch in a blog.

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• Mark-Paul Gosselaar is slowly taking over ABC’s Tuesday night comedy block. The Franklin & Bash star — who appears as a heightened version of himself in tonight’s Apartment 23 premiere — has landed a guest spot in an upcoming episode of Happy Endings, EW.com reports. He’ll play Max’s mysterious new roomie.

• Kyle XY himself Matt Dallas has booked a multi-ep arc on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing a love interest for Chelsea Kane’s Riley.

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• L.A. Complex alum Brett Dier will guest-star in an upcoming episode of The CW’s Emily Owens M.D., HollywoodLife reports. He drops by as a patient with cystic fibrosis. Also joining the freshman dramedy, per TVGuide.com, is J.R. Ramirez (House of Payne). Ramirez will play a former doctor who returns to the hospital in hopes of getting his job back.

• Discovery will debut Jesse James – Outlaw Garage on Monday, November 5 at 10 pm.

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