John Corbett is set as the male lead in the NCIS: LA planted spinoff, which will originate as an episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season titled “Red”. The project, from NCIS: LA executive producer/showrunner Shane Brennan, follows a mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes. Corbett will play Analyst Roy Quaid, a former NCIS Special Agent forced to retire from active service. While no longer an active agent, Roy is the most experienced investigator working for Red Team, a fact that’s not lost on any of the other agents. Corbett now joins Mark Harmon, LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell as the next leading man of the NCIS franchise. On the NCIS: LA spinoff, he joins recently cast Edwin Hodge as well as NCIS: LA‘s Miguel Ferrer, who will also cross over to the new series.
CBS has been high on the Northern Exposure and Sex And The City alum, also casting him as the lead of a drama pilot, Widow Detective, last season. Corbett, who has recurred on NBC’s Parenthood, signed with Gersh last fall and is managed by Steve Lovett.
EXCLUSIVE: John Corbett has closed a deal to star as the title character in the CBS drama pilot Widow Detective, written by David Hubbard and produced by CSI maven Carol Mendelsohn. The project, directed by Davis Guggenheim, centers on Denny Brennan … Read More »
Survivor‘s Jeff Probst is moving forward with his sophomore feature directing effort, Kiss Me. It begins shooting next month in Los Angeles, CNN reports. Already set to star in the coming-of-age story about a girl going “through the … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: John Corbett and Julie Benz lead the cast of TNT’s two-hour movie Ricochet, based on the best-selling book by Sandra Brown. Gary Cole and Kelly Overton co-star in the project, the second entry in the network’s recently announced new TNT Tuesday Night Mystery movie franchise slated to launch in November that will feature six contemporary crime dramas, from true-crime stories to fictional mysteries. Det. Sgt. Duncan Hatcher (Corbett), a sexy Savannah homicide cop, falls hard for Elise Laird (Benz), a dishy damsel-in-distress. She’s married to corrupt Judge Cato Laird (Cole), who consistently subverts Hatcher’s efforts to bring a local drug lord to justice. Things get complicated when Hatcher and his feisty partner, Det. DeeDee Bowen (Overton), are called to the Laird home after Elise supposedly shoots an intruder in self-defense. Production on Ricochet begins next week in New Orleans.
Benz, who is coming off ABC’s superhero drama No Ordinary Family, was available to take on the role because of a recent change in her status on CBS’ upcoming supernatural medical drama A Gifted Man. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Graham’s estranged husband on Parenthood is undergoing an extreme makeover. United States of Tara co-star John Corbett has booked a multi-episode arc on NBC’s sophomore drama as Seth, Sarah’s recovering alcoholic-musician ex and the father to Amber … Read More »