What do actors Ethan Hawke, Angela Bassett, Terry O’Quinn and Michael Chiklis have in common? All four of the successful actors have projects that were passed over by networks for the 2011-12 season, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
Hawke may be the best-known star to be left out, with Fox turning down his action pilot "Exit Strategy," the story notes. While there’s a chance the project could get retooled, it seems slim.
Bassett missed out on a chance to appear on ABC’s prime-time schedule when her police drama "Identity" was skipped, while former "Lost" actor O’Quinn’s "Hallelujah" was also passed over by ABC.
Chiklis, whose drama "No Ordinary Family" was canceled this season, saw his comedy "Vince Uncensored" get the thumbs-down from CBS.