Here are some television tidbits we think you’ll find interesting:
- Fox TV Studios is moving ahead with Persons Unknown, having filled out its cast with Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Tina Holmes, Sean O’Bryan as Blackham, Lola Glaudini joining the previously announced Alan Ruck, Chadwick Boseman, Gerald Kyd and Kate Lang Johnson. The pilot will be directed by Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica) and the series has a 13 episode order. The series is an unusual co-production with Mexico’s Televisa and Italy’s RAI which explains why the pilot will be shot in Mexico City starting on Monday. The premise may sound familiar as the cast, virtual strangers to one another, wake up in the middle of nowhere and have to figure out how they got there and why.
- Speaking of Battlestar, as reported previously, Mary McDonnell makes her Grey’s Anatomy debut on the November 13 episode. She’ll be playing a doctor named Virginia Dixon, a surgeon who will do her best to bring “rules and order to the OR” according to ABC. Expect her to pop up in as many as four episodes throughout the remainder of the season. Other guest casting of note includes Alias veterans Carl Lumbly and Melissa George, the latter scheduled to appear in 11 episodes as a new bisexual intern.
- Doctor Who’s Billie Piper and husband Laurence Fox welcomed their first child, Winston James Fox, 6lb 11oz , after 26 hours of labor and an emergency Caesarean procedure.
- Buffy veteran and current star of How I met Your Mother, Alyson Hannigan, has reported she is pregnant with her first child. She married Angel co-star Alexis Denisof in 2003.