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Curtains for ‘Pirate’
According to Variety, the network has pulled the Mark Burnett-produced reality series from its lineup, effective immediately. The show premiered to weak numbers in May and had been sinking ever since, despite a shift to a Monday night slot earlier this month.
It’s been a tough summer for Mr. Burnett. His Fox collaboration with Steven Spielberg, the film competition series “On the Lot,” was scaled back to one episode per week after failing to generate much interest from viewers.
New docs on 'House'
After its third-season finale hinted at a major cast shake-up, “House” has cast a quintet of potential fresh faces.
When last we left the brilliant but prickly Dr. House (Hugh Laurie), all three members of his previously stable team (House’s “condos” or “cottages” in online parlance) had departed. Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) had quit to avoid becoming like House. Then House fired Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), saying that the young doctor had learned everything he could in his fellowship. Finally, feeling that her decision wouldn’t change House’s life anyway, Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) also quit. At least House got a new guitar.
Although the characters played by Mr. Epps, Mr. Spencer and Miss Morrison may have fled the fold, all three actors are expected back this season. Yet when “House” kicks off on Sept. 25, the titular character will be looking for new doctors for his fellowship program — which brings us to Miss Wilde and Miss Dudek and Messrs. Penn, Jacobson and Gathegi.
Miss Wilde is a Fox casting favorite, having done tours of duty on “Skin” and “The O.C.” Her latest credits are NBC’s short-lived “The Black Donnellys” and the feature “Alpha Dog.” Mr. Penn appeared on four episodes of “24” last season and also did the pilot “The Call” for ABC this past development run. His feature credits include this spring’s “The Namesake” as well as “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” and its upcoming sequel.
Mr. Jacobson was a co-star of Fox’s “Method & Red” during its brief 2004 run. His other TV credits include “In Justice” and “Law & Order,” and he can be seen on the big screen in “Transformers.”
By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
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