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Pilot season: Which actors need shows?

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It’s that time of year when the networks are busy greenlighting pilots and wooing stars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this pilot season’s most sought-after actors include Julianne Moore, Maria Bello, Christina Applegate, Matt Dillon and Jason Isaacs (pictured) — all of whom have been pursued by multiple showrunners. Katee Sackhoff, Michael Chiklis, and Josh Lucas are also said to be in demand. Which actor would you like to see make a commitment?

Off that list, I’m pulling for Isaacs, who, after starring on Showtime’s Brotherhood, may only be interested in cable, but who I would love to see topline a juicy broadcast drama that required him to wear a suit and pierce the screen with his sexiest stare. Typing that, I realize I’d also be happy if he joined the cast of The Good Wife for its second season — facing off against Josh Charles and/or Chris Noth, making life hell for Julianna Margulies but secretly wanting her. Yes, that would work well for me.

Your turn. Which actor — on or off that most-wanted list — needs a show this pilot season?

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