Scott Caan has been cast as Danny “Danno” Williams in the pending Hawaii Five-O remake for CBS.  The new “Hawaii,” from CBS Studios, “Star Trek” writers Alex
Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and “CSI: NY’ executive producer Peter
Lenkov, centers on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police
headed by Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin).
  Williams, who was played by James MacArthur on the original series,
is a New Jersey cop who has recently undergone an acrimonious
divorce and has transferred to Hawaii to be near his 7-year-old
daughter. Forced to partner with McGarrett, Danno is initially
leery of their association — but as he grows more familiar with
his maverick new boss, he begins to appreciate the opportunity to
work with McGarrett.
  Caan is best known for his work in the three Oceans 11 as Turk Malloy and Scott Lavin in Entourage.

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 Jeri Ryan has joined the cast of ABC’s Body Of Evidence.  The show centers on a brilliant, tenacious
medical examiner — a part Dana Delany is in talks for — whose
background as a neurosurgeon gives her a unique and refreshing
crime-solving perspective but puts her at odds with nearly
everyone.
  Ryan has most recently been recurring on TNT’s Leverage.

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BBC Worldwide Productions, the company responsible for Dancing With The Stars, is planning a similarly-themed ice dancing show for ABC.  “ABC has become an incredible partner for us — we mirror each
other’s vision in attaining production excellence and we look
forward to taking our relationship to the ice,” commented Jane
Tranter, executive vp of programming and production, BBC Worldwide
Productions. “This program will be a truly unique and exciting
experience for their viewers.”


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HBO is looking to adapt Too Big To Fail for a planned TV film.  Andrew Sorkin’s book chronicles the credit crisis by focusing on
such figures as Richard Fuld, former chief executive of the
now-bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers, John Mack, former CEO
of Morgan Stanley, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and his
predecessor Henry Paulson.
  Peter Gould, who previously has written episodes of Breaking Bad, will be adapting.

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