Buffy does Anna
Well, we might not have Anna Nicole Smith to kick around any more, but that’s not going to stop NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent from giving it the old college try. And they’re doing so with a very unusual cast.
Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, plays the ersatz Anna Nicole – a former stripper and widow of a billionaire whose son dies shortly before she does. Subtle, isn’t it?
It gets better. The episode also stars David Cross, of Arrested Development and The Colbert Report fame, as the wannabee father of the dead woman’s baby. And Peter Bogdanovich, noted director / historian / actor (The Sopranos) plays a publisher with ill-intent.
So what can L&O:CI do as a follow-up? Remember former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak, of diapers-to-Florida fame? You know, Must-Pee-TV?