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[03/24/04 - 12:00 AM]
Actors Set Backup Plans for Fall
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- With pilot season in full swing, actors on struggling series are hedging their bets by signing onto new projects in the hopes of remaining employed come fall 2004.

Said attachments are done in what's referred to as "second position," that is to say that if their current show gets renewed they'll return to that series since any other project commitments are secondary to their existing gigs. Generally speaking however producers who cast actors from current shows rarely do so unless it's widely believed they'll be available next season as they don't want to have to recast and reshoot their own projects.

Here's a breakdown on all the movements of principal cast members on yet-to-be renewed series:

ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB) - Aimee Garcia (ABC's "Untitled Jessica Simpson Project")

BECKER (CBS) - Alex Desert (ABC's "Harry Green & Eugene"), Jorge Garcia (ABC's "Lost")

BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX) - Chi McBride (ABC's "Countdown"), Jeri Ryan (CBS' "Sudbury")

CROSSING JORDAN (NBC) - Ivan Sergei (NBC's "Hawaii"), Kathryn Hahn (NBC's "My 11:30")

THE DREW CAREY SHOW (ABC) - Diedrich Bader (CBS' "Center of the Universe"), Cynthia Watros (CBS' "Saint Louie")

ED (NBC) - Julie Bowen (NBC's "The Friendlys")

GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC) - Constance Zimmer (CBS' "Cooking Lessons")

THE HANDLER (CBS) - Joe Pantoliano (CBS' "Dr. Vegas"), Anna Belknap (NBC's "Untitled Jason Horwitch Project")

THE HELP (WB) - Camille Guaty (ABC's "Gramercy Park")

JEREMIAH (Showtime) - Malcolm-Jamal Warner (CBS' "Shut Up and Listen")

LINE OF FIRE (ABC) - Anson Mount (The WB's "The Mountain")

MISS MATCH (NBC) - David Conrad (UPN's "Beck & Call")

RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB) - Kyle Howard (ABC's "The Furst Family")

THE STONES (CBS) - Lindsay Sloane (ABC's "DeMarco Affairs"), Jay Baruchel (FOX's "The Robinson Brothers")

THREAT MATRIX (ABC) - Jamie Denton (ABC's "Desperate Housewives")

And on a similar note, actors from three series yet to even premiere have already taken up residence elsewhere:

COME TO PAPA (NBC) - Jennifer Aspen (ABC's "That's My Rodney"), Steve Carrell (NBC's "The Office")

NAKED JOSH (Oxygen) - David Julian Hirsh (FOX's "Mr. Ed")

THE ORTEGAS (FOX) - Al Madrigal (NBC's "Home & Hardware")

Finally, for those interested, here's a look at where actors from this season's canceled crop have moved on to:

10-8 (ABC) - Travis Schuldt (ABC's "Gramercy Park"), Miguel Sandoval (NBC's "Medium"), Christina Vidal (UPN's "Beck & Call")

BOOMTOWN (NBC) - Mykelti Williamson (ABC's "The Secret Service"), Jason Gedrick (CBS' "Wanted"), Neal McDonough (NBC's "Untitled Jason Horwitch Project"), Vanessa Williams (UPN's "Beck & Call")

THE BROTHERHOOD OF POLAND, N.H. (CBS) - Mare Winningham (CBS' "The Clubhouse")

COUPLING (NBC) - Rena Sofer (ABC's "Blind Justice"), Jay Harrington (CBS' "The Amazing Westerbergs"), Colin Ferguson (NBC's "Home & Hardware")

JAKE 2.0 (UPN) - Christopher Gorham (NBC's "Untitled Jason Horwitch Project")

K STREET (HBO) - John Slattery (The WB's "Jack & Bobby")

KAREN SISCO (ABC) - Robert Forster (CBS' "Untitled Hughes/Milbauer Project")

L.A. DRAGNET (ABC) - Eva Longoria (ABC's "Desperate Housewives"), Ethan Embry (FOX's "Lucky Us")

THE LYON'S DEN (NBC) - Elizabeth Mitchell (ABC's "Gramercy Park"), James Pickens Jr. (ABC's "Surgeons"), Rob Lowe (CBS' "Dr. Vegas"), David Krumholtz (CBS' "Numbers")

A MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER (FOX) - Eric Lively (NBC's "The Men's Room")

SKIN (FOX) - D.J. Cotrona (FOX's "Hollywood Division")

SOUL FOOD (Showtime) - Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker (UPN's "Second Time Around")

TARZAN (WB) - Sarah Wayne Callies (ABC's "The Secret Service"), Leighton Meester (FOX's "Hollywood Division"), Mitch Pileggi (The WB's "The Mountain")

WANDA AT LARGE (FOX) - Wanda Sykes (Comedy Central's "Untitled Wanda Sykes Project")

For more information about any of the pilots mentioned here, be sure to check out our detailed production chart listings by clicking here.





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· 10-8 (ABC)
· ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS (WB)
· AMAZING WESTERBERGS, THE (CBS)
· AMERICANA (NBC)
· BECK & CALL (UPN)
· BECKER (CBS)
· BLIND JUSTICE (ABC)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· BOUNTY HUNTER (CBS)
· BROTHERHOOD OF POLAND, NH, THE (CBS)
· CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (CBS)
· CLUBHOUSE (CBS)
· COME TO PAPA (NBC)
· COOKING LESSONS (CBS)
· COUNTDOWN (ABC)
· COUPLING (NBC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· DEMARCO AFFAIRS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DR. VEGAS (CBS)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· ED (NBC)
· FRIENDLYS, THE (NBC)
· FURST FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC)
· GRAMERCY PARK (2003 VERSION) (ABC)
· GRAMERCY PARK (2004 VERSION) (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HANDLER, THE (CBS)
· HARRY GREEN & EUGENE (ABC)
· HAWAII (NBC)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· HOLLYWOOD DIVISION (FOX)
· JACK & BOBBY (WB)
· JAKE 2.0 (UPN)
· JEREMIAH (SHOWTIME)
· JESSICA (ABC)
· K STREET (HBO)
· KAREN SISCO (ABC)
· LA DRAGNET (ABC)
· LINE OF FIRE (ABC)
· LISTEN UP (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)
· LUCKY US (FOX)
· LYON'S DEN, THE (NBC)
· MEDICAL INVESTIGATION (NBC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MEN'S ROOM, THE (NBC)
· MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER, A (FOX)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· MOUNTAIN, THE (WB)
· MR. ED (FOX)
· MY 11:30 (NBC)
· NAKED JOSH (OXYGEN)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ORTEGAS, THE (FOX)
· PRACTICAL MAGIC (CBS)
· ROBINSON BROTHERS, THE (FOX)
· RODNEY (ABC)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SAINT LOUIE (CBS)
· SECOND TIME AROUND (UPN)
· SECRET SERVICE, THE (ABC)
· SKIN (FOX)
· SOUL FOOD (SHOWTIME)
· STONES, THE (CBS)
· TARZAN (WB)
· THREAT MATRIX (ABC)
· WANDA AT LARGE (FOX)
· WANDA DOES IT (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WANTED (CBS)









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