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, 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, 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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  1. shuayb says:

    Excited for the Jane Fonda comedy! When do we get that?!?

  2. YowzaPowza says:

    It’s just a pilot. So probably not for a while, assuming it hasn’t been picked up yet.

  3. Alyssa says:

    YES! Adam Baldwin back on my TV screen :)

  4. Jan says:

    Yuck, Jane Fonda…not happy about that AT ALL!!!! Adam Baldwin is welcome on my screen anyday of the week :)

  5. Mena says:

    Last Ship sounds a lot like Battlestar Galactica. So say we all!

  6. Trista says:

    Not interested in anything that Hanoi Jane has to say!

  7. Juliette says:

    looking forward to Last Ship!

  8. Sue says:

    Love Adam Baldwin. Hope Titus’s family emergency isn’t anything life threatening for anyone. Where is Zach Levi???
    I miss him.

  9. Maris says:

    not even John Casey would make me watch that, but good for him?

  10. marge says:

    I really hope The Last Ship goes to series. Love me some Adam Baldwin and McSteamy.

  11. Bonnie says:

    Matt Dallas! Exciting. I still miss Kyle XY.

  12. Ali says:

    Yay! Adam Baldwin back on the tube whoooohooooo! And, Eric Dane as well. Makes for good times. Adam is going to OWN that show. Can’t wait. I also wish there was a spot for Zach Levi on it too. Miss him. Miss Chuck. Can’t wait for Adam to nail it.

  13. melliemd says:

    I was going to watch because Welliver was in the show… Now I suddenly have a mysterious loss of interest. Wonder why.

  14. Hope says:

    First of all hope Titus Welliver’s family is doing ok. Family comes first!! I wish them well.
    Second Adam Baldwin is a welcome addition to any show.
    Third Jane Fonda is NOT a welcome addition to any cast in my opinion.

  15. Alicia says:

    He’ll always be Jayne Cobb to me <3