TVLine Items: The Rock to Topline HBO Dramedy Pilot, Alias Fave Visits Perception and More!

The Rock HBO Comedy PilotCan you smell what The Rock has cooking at HBO?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is teaming with his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg on a half-hour dramedy pilot for the pay cabler.

The untitled project, to be exec-produced by the pair, centers on the lives of retired athletes in Miami, with Johnson attached to star.

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Entourage‘s Stephen Levinson is set to pen the script, while Dany Garcia and Peter Berg also will serve as EPs.

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TVLine has learned exclusively that Alias fave Kevin Weisman will drop by Perception this summer, playing an AUSA official investigating a shooting involving Rachael Leigh Cook’s Moretti. CCH Pounder (The Shield), meanwhile, also will guest as a therapist working with Moretti after the incident.

• Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke will lend her voice to an upcoming installment of Futurama, EW.com reports. She’ll “play” a flower-stand owner who, wouldn’t you know, was born without a sense of smell.

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• Drop Dead Diva has found that new angel we told you about. 90210 alum Justin Deeley has joined the recently resurrected Lifetime series as a gorgeous seraph named Paul who takes over Luke’s role in Jane’s life. Season 5 of Diva bows Sunday, June 23 at 9/8c.

Tom Berenger (Platoon) has joined Major Crimes’ second season as the longtime hubby of Mary McDonnell’s Capt. Sharon Raydor.

So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cat Deeley will guest-star in a Season 3 episode of The Exes playing the most gorgeous woman — with the most hideous set of teeth!

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3 Comments
  1. Sarah says:

    The Rock’s HBO pilot is TOTALLY something I’d watch. Excited for this. Hope it pans out!

  2. JS says:

    Could he just walk around in a pair of shorts for every episode. MMM MMM MMM what a man!

  3. Andy says:

    Kevin Weisman! Looking forward to this.

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