Over the course of the past week, there were some familiar faces who showed up on some of my favorite summer cable shows.
First, on June 27, actors Jason Brooks and Austin Butler showed up on the new ABC Family Channel series Switched at Birth.Â Austin was the other member of Tobyâ€™s (Lucas Grabeel) band while Jason was the ex-husband of one of Kayâ€™s (Lea Thompson) friends.
Austin is best known for his role in the CW series Life Unexpected, but his first roles were in Hannah Montana and Zoey 101.Â He also appeared in the short-lived series Ruby & the Rockits as well as guest appearances in The Defenders, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and in the made-for-TV movie Sharpayâ€™s Fabulous Adventure.
Meanwhile, Jason first appeared on Days of Our Lives then had a short recurring role on The Pretender and was a regular on Baywatch. He also guest starred in No Ordinary Family, Criminal Minds, CSI, Ghost Whisperer, Castle, Boston Legal, JAG, and Charmed.Â He also had roles in the box office films Super 8 and Star Trek as well as the made-for-TV movie Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery.
ActorÂ Ernie HudsonÂ showed up on the USA Network seriesÂ White CollarÂ on June 28 as the man who ran the orphanage for which Mozzie (Willie Garson) grew up in Chicago. Ernie has a long resume of TV and movie roles including the classic film The Crow, Ghost Busters, and Miss Congeniality.Â He has also appeared in the TV shows St. Elsewhere, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, and Oz.Â His guest appearances include Criminal Minds, Heroes, Private Practice, Psych, Las Vegas, ER, and Without a Trace among many others.
Over on the new ABC Family Channel The Nine Lives of Chloe King on June 28, actress Alicia Coppola appearing as the mother of Jasmine, one of the other members of the Mai.Â Alicia is best known for her role in the short-lived series Jericho, but has also appeared in Castle, Drop Dead Diva, NCIS: Los Angeles, Crossing Jordan, Medium, NCIS, American Dreams, JAG, Ally McBeal, and Profiler.Â She has also appeared in the box office film National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
Then over on the USA Network series Royal Pains on June 29, actress Natalie Zea appeared as a Hampton resident who ended up becoming a new patient for Hank (Mark Feuerstein).Â Most TV viewers know Natalie from her work on Justified as well as Dirty Sexy Money.Â She has also appeared in the short-lived series Eyes as well as guest appearances in The Shield, The Defenders, Franklin & Bash, CSI, Hung, Without a Trace, and Medium.Â She also appeared in the box office film The Other Guys.
Lastly, over on the new USA Network series Suits on June 30, actor Currie Graham appeared as the judge who had a grudge against Harvey (Gabriel Macht) while actor Eric Ladin was Harvey and Mikeâ€™s latest client.
Currie has appeared in episodes of Fairly Legal, Private Practice, Raising the Bar, Castle, Boston Legal, Men in Trees, Desperate Housewives, House, and NYPD Blue.Â He has also appeared in the box office film Assault on Precinct 13, the made-for-TV movies Augusta Gone, The Capture of the Green River Killer, and the direct to DVD movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth.
Meanwhile, Eric was most recently seen in the AMC series The Killing, but he has also appeared in Mad Men and the mini-series Generation Kill.Â His guest appearances included Boston Public, CSI: Miami, NCIS, ER, Veronica Mars, The Unit, Big Love, Bones, and The Mentalist.Â He also appeared in the box office film Cursed.
Out of all the cable shows that aired this past week, do you recognize any familiar faces?Â Please share.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…