Wednesday, October 4, 2006

TV. She ain't what she used to be.

It used to be that actors did TV when they couldn't get a movie gig. It was a way to pay the bills till they 'made it'. Everyone's objective was to be a movie star.

Today with people going to the theaters less and less, TV has become the perfect vehicle for some former movie stars.

Gina Davis and Donald Sutherland rocked it in Commander in Chief. (Cancelled now, wonder how that went over with the old egos?)

And, of course, Donald's son Kiefer in 24.

James Woods, Shark (excellent new show on CBS).

Dennis Hopper in the E-Ring. (cancelled)

Timothy Hutton and Dana Delany in Kidnapped.

Ray Liotta in Smith.

And the big one, the West Wing, that shit was chocked full of big time stars. Again, cancelled.

I am sure they would still prefer to be movie stars. A weekly show takes a lot of time I hear, but don't you just love the fact that now they may have to actually work for a living? As opposed to 6 months on a movie that pays them millions, so they can sit on their ass for 2 years.

Nice work if you can get it.


Nuka said...

NOOOO Commander in Chief was cancelled? I am soooo disappointed!

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, this is a duplicate entry. Look below this one. :-)


Evel said...

LOL Wow, the new blogger beta works just great doesn't it?

ME! said...

Just an FYI, Kidnapped isn't gonna make it. It's scheduled to wrap up in 13 episdes never to appear again...