Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Details about Alex O'Loughlin's new television project ~ Three Rivers

Finally ~ information about Alex O'Loughlin's new television project for CBS. Now, we just have to hope the pilot and show are worthy of him.... AND.... considering our experience with Moonlight..... that the network picks up the series and renews it!

I am concerned that CBS has three medical themed pilots vying to be included in the Fall season. At least, Alex's program is being produced by CBS Paramount. Networks have more of an incentive to keep & work with a series that comes from a division of their own company. Plus, Three Rivers has something the others do not ~ Alex :)

The article mentions that Jericho's Skeet Ulrich is also signed to do a new project for CBS.

The Hollywood Reporter
Alex O'Loughlin navigates 'Three Rivers'
'Moonlight' star returning to CBS with medical drama pilot
By Nellie Andreeva

Alex O'Loughlin is returning to CBS.

The "Moonlight" star is in negotiations to star on the network's medical drama pilot "Three Rivers."

The project, from CBS Paramount, is about organ transplants seen through three points of view: the doctors, the donors and the recipients.

O'Loughlin will play Dr. Andy Yablonski, the workaholic head of the team of organ donor transplants who is separated from his wife and lives in a motel near the hospital.

"Three Rivers" is one of three medical pilots CBS has greenlighted this season with the hopes to launch one as a series in the fall. The other two are "Miami Trauma" and the more family-centric "The Eastmans."

Aussie O'Loughlin, repped by ICM and manager Andy Freedman, developed a cult following with his role as sexy vampire Mick St. John on CBS' "Moonlight."

He joins Skeet Ulrich, the star of another CBS drama with a other huge cult hit, "Jericho," who also signed up to topline a drama pilot for the network.

Ulrich is starring in the mystery "Back."



Anonymous said...

The sad thing about this is that many fans won't tune in. I don't watch medical dramas, etc.

But I hope he'll one day find something else.

We can hope for films....

Lorie said...

I can't wait!! I'll watch anything with AOL. I hope CBS treats this show better than they did ML. Thx for posting.

darci said...

I really can’t wait for this show to come out! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this until yesterday when I saw a promo video set to “Swim” by Jack’s Mannequin (a fantastic song by the way). This really looks like an interesting and original twist on the medical drama concept, and I loved Alex O’Laughlin in Moonlight, so I just know this will be great. October can’t come soon enough!

FYI you can watch the promo video at : http://modestcomplexity.blogspot.com/2009/08/three-rivers.html