TV Roundup: Alicia Witt, Rob Lowe, What About Brian, Ellen, and more


Alicia Witt (Cybill) has been cast as the lead in Blue Smoke, a Lifetime original movie based on Nora Roberts’ best-selling novel about…oh, who cares, it’s a Nora Roberts novel on Lifetime, so you know it’s all about the heterosexual romance. At least Alicia plays a police detective!

ABC has ordered 4 more scripts for What About Brian.

NBC has officially pulled the plug on Kidnapped.

Rob Lowe is joining the cast of Brothers and Sisters as love interest for Calista Flockhart‘s character.

How iTunes saved The Office.

Jay Leno reportedly turned down an invitation to host the Oscars this year, because he already has a job. But he thinks Ellen will do just fine, saying “She has exactly the right tone. She has no agenda. She’s just funny.” Well, no agenda except the lesbian one we’re all given when we come out.

CBS is developing a new sitcom by Will and Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick about two male friends, one gay and one straight. CBS plans to develop the same sitcom about a straight woman and gay woman as soon as hell freezes over.

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