Let's re-cast: William Fichtner joins 'Prison Break'
In William Fichtner’s continuing and mostly successful quest to make people forget he ever appeared in Passion of Mind comes word that he’ll be joining the cast of Fox’s Prison Break for its second season, playing a federal agent who’s hot on the trail of the show’s on-the-lam lead characters. This ”happy-morning” news for Fichtner fans, many of whom would like to see him land an Emmy nod for his creepy turn on ABC’s recently departed Invasion, got me thinking about one of my favorite topics: Which players from recently canceled or concluded shows might spruce up existing series come fall?
I’d snag Six Feet Under‘s Mathew St. Patrick, who did some wild scenery chewing opposite the emotional ciphers on Fox’s ridonkulous Reunion last fall, and cast him on Desperate Housewives as a hunky personal trainer who unleashes an unexpected competitive vibe among the women of Wisteria Lane. Think you can beat that casting suggestion? Go ahead and try.
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Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman star in the soap set on the dangerous Wisteria Lane