Jul 28, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Stephen Collins has inked an eight-figure deal to stay on The WB’s “7th Heaven” for two more years.
John Stamos signed a comedy deal with Brad Grey TV and 20th Century Fox TV. The one-year pact calls for Mr. Stamos to star in and possibly produce a comedy project developed for him and targeted for fall 2004.
James Brolin will play Ronald Reagan in CBS’s upcoming miniseries “The Reagans.” Mr. Brolin will star opposite Judy Davis, who will play Nancy Reagan. The four-hour production from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment could air this November.
Annabeth Gish (“The X-Files”) will play a recurring role as Elizabeth Bartlet Westin (President Josiah Bartlet’s older daughter) on NBC’s “The West Wing.” Ms. Gish will appear in the first two episodes next season.
Jamie Kennedy (“The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”) will host G4’s “G-Phoria,” a show featuring live musical performances, celebrities and presentations of video game awards. G4’s 90-minute special will air Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. (ET).
Rush Limbaugh, the popular right-of-center national talk-radio personality, is joining ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” premiering Sept. 7. Mr. Limbaugh will provide weekly opinion pieces and will participate in impromptu debates with analysts.
Drake Bell is the star of Nickelodeon’s new variety show titled “The Drake and Josh Show.” The show will debut this fall.
Matthew Settle (“Band of Brothers”) will play opposite Ann-Margret in Hallmark’s “Till the River Runs Dry.” Mr. Settle will also be seen this fall in ABC’s biopic “The Natalie Wood Story,” as the young Warren Beatty.
Mercedes McNab will return as Harmony, the girlfriend of Spike (James Marsters) from The WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Ms. McNab will reprise her role on The WB’s “Angel” this fall.
Rick Rifle, a Los-Angeles based production designer, joins the cast of TLC’s “Trading Spaces.” Mr. Rifle is the first film and television production designer to be added to the cast.
Jared Padalecki (“Gilmore Girls”) has inked a talent holding deal with The WB Network for a series project targeted for fall 2004. Mr. Padalecki also plans to return as Dean in the fourth season of “Gilmore Girls.”
Paul Mason will executive produce the new Monday edition of “PrimeTime.” Mr. Mason is a 22-year veteran of ABC News.
Aaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” and partner Reggie Hudlin (“Boomerang”) have signed with Sony to develop TV and feature projects based on the comic strip.
Freddy Rodriguez (“Six Feet Under”) has signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas.
Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein, TV writers and producers, have signed with Creative Artists Agency.
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