EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways) is joining NBC’s freshman drama The Event as a recurring. The actress — who’s coming off of ABC’s summer series Scoundrels — will play Catherine Lewis, the widow of a U.S. senator from Alaska who has assumed her husband’s post. A former powerhouse attorney, the Harvard grad is determined to carry out her husband’s legacy at any cost. As Deadline told you back in November, the role was originally offered to Friday Night Lights MVP Connie Britton. The Event is currently on hiatus and is slated to return to the schedule on Feb. 28. Michael Ausiello is contributing to Deadline.com and Movieline.com as he preps for the January launch of TVLine.com, a new TV-centric website from MMC.
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By MICHAEL AUSIELLO, TV Columnist | Tuesday December 14, 2010 @ 4:00am PSTTags: Connie Britton The Event, NBC The Event, The Event, The Event Casting, TV, Virginia Madsen
By MICHAEL AUSIELLO, TV Columnist | Friday November 12, 2010 @ 11:55am PSTTags: Connie Britton, Connie Britton The Event, The Event, The Event Casting, TV, TV Casting
EXCLUSIVE: Now this is what I would call an event: NBC’s freshman drama The Event – which was recently picked up for a full season despite eroding ratings – is pursuing Emmy-nominated Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton for a major recurring …