The WGA strike has disrupted production on most television shows, but this doesn't mean all show stars have found themselves completely out of work. NCIS
actor Mark Harmon
, along with several other familiar faces from the small screen, has been cast in an upcoming indie romantic comedy, Weather Girl
In the film, Harmon stars as Dale, a host of a Seattle morning show who cheats on his girlfriend Sylvia (Tricia O'Kelley
, The New Adventures of Old Christine
), a weathergirl. When she learns about his infidelity, she freaks out on-air and is consequently fired. She is then forced to move in with her younger brother, Walt (Ryan Devlin, Veronica Mars
) and embarks on an unlikely romance with Byron (Patrick J. Adams, Friday Night Lights
), Walt's best friend.
According to the film's website, Weather Girl also features Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
) as Dale's co-host Sherry, Marin Hinkle
(Two and a Half Men
) as Jane, Alex Kapp Horner
(The New Adventures of Old Christine
) as Emily, Jane Lynch as restaurant manager J.D., and Enrico Colantoni
) as the Director.
As per the Hollywood Reporter, actors Andy Richter and Blair Underwood
(Dirty Sexy Money
) are in final negotiations to join the cast, although the film's website already lists them as cast members, with Richter playing a character named Charles and Underwood playing a character named Fitz.
, which begins production this month, is being directed by Blayne Weaver through his Secret Identity Productions. Weaver will also produce along with O'Kelley. Filming is expected to be completed by March.
Mark Harmon, who plays Special Agent Gibbs on CBS' NCIS
, is currently on a break from the show due to the strike. Show fans, however, can catch him on a brand new episode tonight, as the final pre-strike installment, "Tribes," is scheduled to fill the network's 8pm timeslot.
In tonight's NCIS
, Mark Harmon's Gibbs and the rest of the team investigates the death of Muslim Marine, whose body is found near a Mosque that has been tagged by the FBI as a venue for terrorist recruitment. Their search is delayed when Ducky (David McCallum
) refuses to conduct an autopsy in deference to the victim's family's religious beliefs.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CBS, Hollywood Reporter, weathergirl.com
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