Amy’s Casting Couch for April 4, 2003

Casting calls and news items in the film and TV community come in each day here to FJ. Amy Lawrence catches the minutiae that falls through the cracks, and discusses them more in depth than most of them probably deserve. Today’s call includes notices on a dozen shows including “Angel,” another “Buffy” tidbit, “CSI Miami,” “Sex and the City” and more…

All Grown Up: This new dad sitcom for CBS has a cast. Jay Locopo, Amanda Detmer, Alexander Chaplin, Michael McDonald and Laura Bell Bundy are the leads.

Angel: On the currently-untitled final episode of this fourth season, Wolfram and Hart has rebuilt, and they are sending a few recruiters out after the Angel crew. A former Watcher goes after Wes, a sexy but science nerdy guy tries to pull Fred in, a hottie seduces Gunn and a talent scout wants more than singing from Lorne. Can they entice the heroes over to the dark side? Tim Minear writes and directs this one, which begins shooting Monday.

Buffy: Just to add to an earlier story, the casting note says “For You Buffy Fans, This Will Be The Last Opportunity For Actors To Be On The Show.” So, make of that what you will.

Carnivale: In “The River”, Brother Justin is held captive by some scaryfreaky kids. Or, are they really kids???? Cannot wait for this show!

CSI Miami: Episode 123 is called “Freaks and Tweaks” and it’s all drugs, drugs, drugs. And, we get to meet Alexx’s husband.

Dawson’s Creek: The final episode flash forwards five years and shows Dawson’s and Joey’s love interests. (And Joey is NOT with Pacey!!!) (Not that I ever watch this show, not me, no way.) And, they are doing a little scene with some kids that look and act like Dawson and Joey. Things will get misty as Dawson watches his younger self woo the younger Joey…Have kleenex at the ready. Not that anyone watches this show.

DVD TV: The new “Dinner and a Movie” will have two living hosts and one animated one. Instead of dinner, the male host will invite the ladies over to watch DVDs, talk about movies, and flirt while we watch.

Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico. While there he meets his Mexican counterpart in OCD and investigates a spring break murder.

Sex And The City: Episode 603 is “Painful Purse Party”. They girls go to a party where a woman is trying to sell her ugly purses. The hostess ends up committing suicide. It’s OK, because Berger is there to comfort Carrie. Anne Meara also makes an appearance! Episode 604 is called “Pick a Little Talk a Little” and Miranda gets a date with a cute friend of Harry’s (Evan Handler).

Untitled Coming Home Project: It now has a title. This show about a bunch of adults moving back in with their parents is now called “Run of the House”

West Wing: Zoey gets a troop of Secret Service agents to call her own. The four include Wes Davis, the chief agent, Eric Reed, the hot one, Randi Weathers and Molly O’Connor, the girls.