Actresses Lindy Booth and Rebecca Field, both of who play recurring characters in ABC’s drama series, October Road, will be appearing as part of the regular cast during the show’s second season. The said promotion of the actresses is a sign that ABC has plans of bringing the show back in the fall.
Scott Rosenberg, co-creator of October Road, told Boston Globe that he was shocked that ABC decided to pick up the show, and that following a television hit like Grey’s Anatomy every Thursday Night has put him under pressure. Nevertheless, Rosenberg said that “given what’s on TV,” he feels he and his team “snuck one by.” He added, “Everyone's out there looking for the next Lost or 24, and here's this little show."
October Road follows the story of Nick Garrett (played by Bryan Greenberg), a successful writer who goes back to his hometown after ten years, and in the process, runs into old friends who he wrote about in his book.
Lindy Booth, who has guest appeared in other hit series like CSI: NY and Ghost Whisperer, portrays Pizza Girl, the delivery girl who has caught the eye of Physical Phil, played by actor Jay Paulson.
Rebecca Field, who has had minor roles in small screen productions like Monk, portrays Janet the Planet, the plain-looking secret girlfriend of Geoff Stults’ character, Eddie Latekka.
The show, which is loosely based on Rosenberg’s movie Beautiful Girls, is filmed in Atlanta but made to look like Boston in the midst of the fall season. Rosenberg created the characters with some of his old friends from Needham in mind. One of Rosenberg’s friends, Kurt Matthies, who was the basis of the character Eddie Latekka (and of the Matt Dillon character on Beautiful Girls), said that the show “cuts a little close to the bone.”
The season finale of October Road will air this coming Thursday, April 26, on its’ regular 10 pm time slot.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Yahoo News
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