Jason O'Mara A&E

TVLine Items: Jason O'Mara to Lead A&E Pilot, Dirty Billy Dee and More

Jason O’Mara soon will contend with a whole new set of complications.

The actor — whose USA Network drama Complications was cancelled in August after one season — is set to co-star in The Infamous, A&E’s upcoming crime drama pilot.

The potential series centers on two men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poisted to break out of South Central (Fargo‘s Bokeem Woodbine) and the LAPD detective (O’Mara) hell-bent on taking him down.

According to Deadline, O’Mara’s Bill Slidell is an aggressive police officer who is notorious for attracting trouble. Though he believes himself to be morally upright, Bill has questionable views on race and plenty of family baggage of his own.

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

* Showbiz veteran Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars, Brian’s Song) has been cast in ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake as Tito, the charismatic and lively bandleader at the Catskill Mountains resort.

* Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick will guest-star as himself on Episode 19 of Bones‘ current 11th season, TVInsider reports.

* Ahead of its Season 2 premiere on March 16, Schitt’s Creek has been renewed for a 13-episode third season at Pop, the network announced Thursday.

* TLC has announced the celebrity roster for its spring season of Who Do You Think You Are?, premiering Sunday, April 3, at 9/8c: Scott Foley (Scandal), Lea Michele (Scream Queens), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Molly Ringwald (Pretty in Pink), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) and Aisha Tyler (The Talk).

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  1. James D says:

    please be good The infamous. Poor Jason O’Mara deserves a successful TV show.

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    Really hope Jason O’Mara’s new TV gig should be it’s only hope to become a huge hit on A&E.

  3. Amy says:

    They should let Jason OMARA recreate his character on the Closer, Bill Croelick.

  4. Amy says:

    But I think Jason OMara and Bokeem Woodbine will have great chemistry.