Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blind Item #8

This long long time B list range actress who does television now, but made her fame in movies, got cast in a almost network show. After being cast, she left abruptly. The reason given was because she got another show. She did get another show, a network one, but only after she called in lots of favors to get it and get her off her current show because one of her B- list mostly movies co-star would not harassing her and the producers said she just needed to get along with him. This is also her first time appearing in any blind.

44 comments:

StewMcG said...

I was thinking Jessica Lange but the rating doesn't really fit. I mean, the woman has 2 Oscars.

libby said...

Krystan Ritter and Giancarlo Esposito---Breaking Bad.

I'm KIDDING!

As a BB fanatic, I am begging tv-god's forgiveness as we type.

libby said...

Damn, Ritter's been a blind before. i just wanna KNOW one TV blind before y'all tell me.

Cathy said...

@libby - a guy i went to school with was in a low budget movie with esposito WAAAAAAY back in elementary school and only had good things to say about the people :) so don't worry.

Kristin said...

Sarah Rue
Malibu Country
Rules if Engagement

PotPourri said...

Rules of Engagement has been cancelled, so Sarah was out of a job anyway.

Kristin said...

And David Spade as the blister

libby said...

Cathy--It kinda could fit (except I KNOW KR's character left on purpose, duh)....BUT my sweet, lovely Giancarlo--- You can just tell he's a good guy IRL. Probably what made his acting as Fring so perfect. Sexy dude, IDC how old he gets.

sandybrook said...

What's Mia Sara doubt these days?

sandybrook said...

*doing* and yeah I know she did AMC or GH before she did movies

VIPblonde said...

Hmm... Natalie Zea leaving The Following on Fox, will appear on Under the Dome on CBS

Vera L- said...

pretty sure The Following is cancelled (it was awful, it should be cancelled)

Cathy said...

Fox is network.

Molly McButter said...

Minnie Driver?

Patty said...

Sorry, but the bad grammar in that post entranced me and I can't focus on the blind.

crila16 said...
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crila16 said...

Almost network would be WB or CW I guess.

sandybrook said...

Never heard of Natalie Zea until just now

derek harvey said...

Megan Goode left Californication---with Horn Dog Duchovony to do Deception---thats my guess

caralw said...

It said she was cast and then left abruptly, which leads me to believe she never appeared on the first show. Beyond that, I got nothing.

derek harvey said...

is hbo an almost network\?

texas rose said...

VIP - interesting but I have only seen her on tv shows. Did she first get her 'fame' in movies??

VIPblonde said...

@Texas No idea, and not the right fit for this blind, just stumbled upon the news while I was looking. Also, Joe Carroll will be back in season 2. The plot thickens!

veee said...

i figured the following would be back as the cast was at SDCC. i watch out of loyalty to Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy.

danijd said...

How about Nancy Travis leaving Hart of Dixie on the CW for that Tim Allen show? B Lister could be Tim Matheson?

SkittleKitty said...

Ding, ding, ding--I like @danijd's guess.

libby said...

Someone suggest to Enty to start using 'network' or 'non-network' as his terms, so we can get blinds about internet-only shows too. Please?

He can further slice-n-dice to make it easier, at his discretion: 'Basic cable', 'wannabe network', 'premium cable', etc.

I'd mention this to Enty myself, but I've insulted this one too much today; I think we're on the outs.

libby said...

("Orange is the New Black"..."House of Cards"....anyone...anyone?)

Cathy said...

@libby - YESSSSS! I've already watched all of OITNB and most of House of Cards. Discuss!!!

Cathy said...

P.S. - I feel like with the cast of OITNB, there must be blind-worthy events every damn day of filming.

Mango said...

Nancy Travis is the kiss of death to any sitcom.

geminigirl789 said...

But it says LONG LONG time B list range actress, which makes me think someone older than most of these women. I don't have a guess though.

Snapdragon said...

The first thing to spring to mind when I read the first two sentences was that Genevieve Bujold / Janeway / Star Trek: Voyager fiasco, but "another show" was not the reason she left, and that happened in 1994.

camoon15 said...

MGH on Newsroom? She's in a show that just got picked - Trophy Wife

evie2345 said...

I think Natalie is mostly TV. She's also recurring on the brilliant and criminally underwatched Justified.

I hated the Following but so many people seemed to like it.

Discobitch said...

Anna Paquins been in movies for 20 years I read this as her but not sure if she was cast in another show before true blood

texas rose said...

@Vera - I think the Following got renewed.

sandybrook said...

TONI Collette maybe because she has a show on Cbs this fall

Hegg said...

Kathy Bates (I would describe her A list though)
or maybe
Pam Grier?

Jenn said...

What about Anger Management. I don't watch Charlie, despite his ability to charm and smarm, I know he's 14kt gold asshole. Is it Selma, did she land another job?

PugsterMom said...

VIP, please don't be wrong on any of your guesses. It upsets my world.

PugsterMom said...

To me yes. It's the oldest and most famous non network station.

BrainyAngel said...

What about Rachel Griffiths? She fits everything and is in a new summer series "Camp"

April Walsh said...

Doesn't "almost network" usually always mean The CW. It's usually "cable show" if it's anything on HBO or Showtime or AMC, etc...

It looks like it was the CW show guy who was harassing her which made her call in favors to get on a network show.

I think Danijd's Nancy Travis guess makes sense. And good for her for getting away from a bad situation and not playing nice just for the sake of it. No one should have to put up with that. I met her back in my brief, bygone actress days and she seems like a very nice and together person.