TVLine Items: Maggie Grace Joins CBS Drama, OITNB Moves to Emmys' Comedy Race and More

Maggie Grace CBS Wall Street Drama PilotMaggie Grace is about to get lost in…stocks.

The actress has been tapped as the female lead in CBS’ untitled Wall Street drama pilot, executive-produced by John Cusack, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The Californication and Lost alumna will star opposite Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as Jaime, the newly hired in-house legal counsel at a hedge fund. She is described as smart, ambitious, savvy and having a conscience.

The project comes from EPs Cusack, Taylor Elmore (Justified), Ben Cavell (Justified), Kevin McCabe, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Justified).

Read for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

• After competing in the drama category at the Golden Globe Awards, Netflix will submit its prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black for consideration as a comedy for this year’s Emmy Awards, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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• Kyle Howard (My Boys) and Kat Foster (‘Til Death) will headline Ground Floor co-creator Greg Malins’ TBS comedy pilot Your Family or Mine, per The Hollywood Reporter. The pair will play a young married couple who are living proof of the adage, “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.”

• Wally Kurth’s Ned Ashton is headed back to General Hospital, the actor announced on Twitter.

• In additional soaps news, Joanna Johnson — who’s currently writing/exec-producing ABC Family’s The Fosters — will reprise her role as The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Karen Spencer in the April 16 and 17 episodes, reports Soap Opera Digest. Meanwhile, the mag has obtained an exclusive statement from The Young and the Restless‘ Elizabeth Hendrickson, confirming her exit as Chloe, whom she started playing in 2008.

• The music for the remainder of Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 will be compromised exclusively of covers of ’80s tunes, handpicked by creator Shonda Rhimes, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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• Wanna feel classy? Watch the video below in which CBS stars from Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) to Michael Weatherly (NCIS) get their GQ on in a promo for the network’s Watch! magazine. Fun fact: The music you hear is an original composition by violin virtuoso Charlie Siem.

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8 Comments
  1. Katy says:

    I loved the music in last week’s Greys, there were some amazing covers, it’s funny as I actually commented to my partner how cool the music was, when I don’t generally pay much attention to that sory of thing, it’s really interesting that they’re going to do it for the rest of the season, I love 80s music, just wondering if there’s a reason behind it or is it just a little quirk?

    • sarah says:

      I really loved the music too!

    • B says:

      That’s what I was wondering. Shonda was probably just looking for a change. It’s funny though, with ten episodes left that’s like 40-50 covers. I hope they all are as quality as last week’s. They might just be used to reflect the nostalgia of Meredith and Cristina.

  2. Mick says:

    Young and the Restless has lost 5 major at ors in the last two years. Definitely not a good track record.

  3. Sue says:

    Has Wally Kurth left Days? I’d miss him as Justin.

    • Martoukian says:

      He wasn’t on contract, so he was available for General Hospital. But I doubt he’s on contract there either, so whoever wants him just has to ask.

  4. Will says:

    Perhaps the awards shows can create new categories for shows like Orange is the New Black.. I definitely think it has it’s “comedic” elements, but I don’t sit there laughing the whole time.. it’s also unfair to legitimate comedies to have to compete.

    ALSO.. on the Grey’s Anatomy front.. I’m wondering at what point did Meredith become a supporting character on the show? Meanwhile the interns keep getting shoved down our throats. I wish there’d me some more positive Mer/Cristina time with her leaving soon and all…

  5. Zoe says:

    I’m glad OITNB is competing as a comedy. Maybe it can unseat Modern Family.

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