Lindsay Lohan Sick Note

TVLine Items: Lindsay Lohan Joins UK Series, Cold Justice Premiere and More

Lindsay Lohan is headed to the small screen — across the pond.

The Mean Girls actress has joined the Season 2 cast of the British comedy Sick Note, starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Nick Frost (Into the Badlands) and Don Johnson, our sister site Deadline reports.

The series — which begins airing its first season this fall on UK broadcaster Sky 1 — follows Daniel Glass (Grint), an insurance rep who is wrongly misdiagnosed with a terminal illness and then decides to hide the truth from his colleagues, friends and family. Lohan will play the daughter of Daniel’s boss during Season 2, premiering in 2018.

Lohan’s TV credits include guest spots on 2 Broke Girls, Anger Management and Ugly Betty. She also starred as Elizabeth Taylor in the 2012 Lifetime film Liz & Dick.

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

* The revived true-crime reality series Cold Justice will return with new episodes on Saturday, July 22 at 8/7c on Oxygen.

* Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) and Jane Lynch (Glee) will host Earth Live, a two-hour block of wildlife programming airing across National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO on Sunday, July 9 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

* TNT has released an extended trailer for Will, a new drama series about young William Shakespeare (newcomer Laurie Davidson), premiering Monday, July 10 at 9 pm.

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  1. Wordsmith says:

    Will gives off strong Da Vinci’s Demons vibes, only without the tragically mishandled homosexual undertones and the Renaissance-era Tony Stark silliness.
    TNT series are frequently ambitious and action-packed, but this one also seems to stir in a bit more intellectual sophistication than their usual fare.
    I’ll definitely tune in to see if it lives up to the trailer.

  2. Anne says:

    Oh I’m glad to see Lohan getting back to work. I’ve been rooting for her. I hope this is the first sign of her big healthy comeback.

  3. Anne says:

    If they embrace the political aspect of Will, it’ll be good. Like fully embrace it.
    It also better be full of gay stuff. The man was bisexual; if they queer bait the audience …:like what was the point of this then. We can all just watch Shakespeare in Love again

    • Wordsmith says:

      By “queer baiting,” do you mean hinting at it but not following through in a satisfying way, or just leaving it out entirely when people will be tuning in expecting to see it?
      Also, I’m curious which of those two scenarios the LGBT community would find to be the preferable alternative.

      • Derek says:

        Queer-baiting means insinuating something gay might happen, in stares, touches, moments, but never acknowledging it. Neither scenario you suggested would be acceptable by the gay community.

  4. lrdslvrhnd says:

    I really hope this means Lohan’s getting her act together. I always thought she was a good actress, when she wasn’t a hot mess. Seems odd to be casting for S2 several months before S1 drops, though.

    • Cas says:

      I was curious about this too. Does the UK gives series seasons ahead of premieres often? Also, I was wondering what Rupert was up to. Figured with the success of HP he had to have work somewhere.

      • lrdslvrhnd says:

        I don’t believe so. Unless it’s about time-traveling mad men in a blue box.
        I know Grint’s been involved in at least one pilot that was passed over a year or so ago, haven’t really heard about anything else.

      • ndixit says:

        Grint actually is now on two TV shows. He was part of Snatch which airs on Crackle which also got renewed, along with Sick Note. Both shows have him in a main role. Prior to that he was lead in a pilot with Stephen Fry which didn’t get picked. It was actually pretty good.

  5. Kevin says:

    It seems only fair when you consider just how many Brits star in USA shows