Monday, June 29, 2009

TV News: Wylie Confirmed for New Spielberg Series, Trek Stars Appear on Leverage

- Looks like Steven Spielberg got what he wanted (and that's a good thing). Noah Wylie has signed on to star in Spielberg's currently untitled alien-invasion series for TNT.  This will be the second time the 15-year ER vet has worked with the famed director. "It is a privilege to be starting a second series with Noah. The first one didn't do too badly," said Spielberg, who helped launch ER. [Hollywood Reporter]

- Jeri Ryan, best known for her role as Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager, will have a recurring role in TNT's Leverage. The sophomore drama stars Timothy Hutton as the head of a team of specialists who design elaborate scams to "exact revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize people." [Hollywood Reporter]

- Speaking of Leverage and Star Trek, Wil Wheaton (best known for his role as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation) shot a guest role on an episode of Leverage last week. A profilic blogger and Twitter addict, Wil shared his experiences on set while filming (he had a good time). [Wil Wheaton's Official Blog][Wil Wheaton's Official Twitter]

- TV Guide has posted a quick Q&A with Tim Daly aka Pete Wilder of Private Practice. Daly discusses his take on what he'd like for his character next season and the baby-triangle with Pete, Violet and Sheldon from this past season. [TV Guide]

- Ana Ortiz, who plays Hilda Suarez on Ugly Betty, has a brand new baby girl -- her first child with husband Noah Lebenzon. The couple's daughter weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces and is named Paloma Louise. Congratulations to the new parents! [Associated Press via Yahoo! News]

No comments:

Post a Comment