If you’re a fan of Katee Sackhoff and Law & Order, you’ll appreciate this news doubly: The actress will be starring in a new series by L&O producer Dick Wolf called Lost and Found, which debuts on NBC this year. Of course, this means Sackhoff had to give up her role on Nip/Tuck, but I think she got the better end of the deal.
Replacing Sackhoff on Nip/Tuck will be Rose McGowan, who has played several memorable roles in films like Scream and Grindhouse, and on TV’s Charmed. McGowan’s will be taking over the role of Dr. Theodora “Teddy” Lowe. The two actresses are really very different so it’s hard to imagine one’s version of Teddy over the other’s. In my opinion, Rose will make the doctor very sexualized, while Katee might have given it more of a subtle spin. But it’s Nip/Tuck; is it ever really that subtle?
But back to Sackhoff, who the Hollywood Reporter writes will play Tessa, “an offbeat female LAPD detective who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John Doe and Jane Doe cases.” (See? Good choice, Katee — this role was practically written for you. Throw in a motorcycle and it’s your Doppleganger, except for the whole detective thing.)
Who is seriously psyched to see Sackhoff as part of the LAPD? Did she make the right choice?