Jason Lee Set As The Lead In CBS Pilot ‘Second Sight’, Rachelle Lefevre To Star In Series ‘Under The Dome’

By | Tuesday February 19, 2013 @ 8:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Former My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee will play the lead in Second Sight, CBS‘ drama pilot from Michael Cuesta and Carol Mendelsohn. Based on the 2000 British series, Second Sight is described as a gothic psychological thriller about Tanner (Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department who is concealing a troublesome secret — he has an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying and visually stimulating anxiety dreams and hallucinations. Told by his doctor that he will not go blind, he’s encouraged to think of the side effects as a gift — signposts from his subconscious. In the original series, the role was played by Clive Owen. Cuesta is directing the pilot from a script he wrote with his brother Gerald. Michael Cuesta, Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Paula Milne and Nick Reed exec produce. Following his starring turn on Earl, Lee toplined TNT’s offbeat dramedy Memphis Beat and recently recurred on Up All Night.

Rachelle Lefevre has been cast as the female lead opposite Mike Vogel and Dean Norris in Under The Dome, CBS’ 13-episode series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and Stephen King based on King’s bestselling 2009 novel. The drama is set in Chester’s Mill, a small New England town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. Lafevre will play Julia, an investigative reporter who’s just moved to Chester’s Mill from Chicago with her husband. Read More »

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CAA Signs Jason Lee

By | Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 12:55pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Jason Lee CAAEXCLUSIVE: Jason Lee has signed with CAA and the agency will also rep his newly launched production company Staircase Films. Lee formed it with his longtime writing partner, producer Luke Watson (Punk’d, Memphis Beat). The company will initially … Read More »

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Adult Swim Greenlights Live-Action Pilot From Jack Black, Jason Lee And Reveille

By | Monday December 13, 2010 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Adult Swim has handed a pilot order to Shredd: The Jon Johnsonsen Story, a live-action comedy starring Jason Lee from Reveille and Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite. Luke Watson and … Read More »

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‘Earl’ Star Jason Lee To Appear On ‘Hope’

By | Monday October 18, 2010 @ 7:10am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee is reuniting with the show’s creator Greg Garcia on an upcoming episode of Garcia’s new series, Fox’s freshman comedy Raising Hope. Lee will guest star as Smokey Daniels, a washed-up rock star who is hired as the lead act at “Grocery-Palooza,” a rock … Read More »

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It’s Official: TNT Renews ‘Memphis Beat’

By | Thursday September 16, 2010 @ 12:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Previous: ‘Memphis Beat’ Looks Good For Renewal

TNT is ordering a second helping of its hit series MEMPHIS BEAT, starring Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and Alfre Woodard (Three Rivers).  TNT has ordered

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TNT’s ‘Memphis Beat’ Premieres Strong

By | Wednesday June 23, 2010 @ 12:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The new TNT original series Memphis Beat got off to a solid start last night, drawing 4.3 million viewers. It built on its lead-in, the second-season premiere of HawthoRNe, which opened with 3.4 million viewers. Both shows outperformed HawthoRNe‘s series debut last year. While the Jason Lee-starring Memphis Read More »

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