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