Today in show business news: Bailey Salinger has a new gig, NBC is headed to Wonderland, and Starz is getting into ballet.
You just can't keep Scott Wolf down! Well, OK, you sorta can, but he always squirms out from under you at some point. The Party of Five actor's next miraculous reappearance will be on the TNT show Perception. That's the on with Will from Will & Grace, only in this one he wears glasses and his eyes are magic or something. Well, not magic, but he perceives thing very smartly. He uses that special perceiving to solve mysteries. He's Sherlock Holmes except he's crazy. Though, I guess, in recent version of Sherlock Holmes, he's crazy too, so Will is Sherlock Holmes through and through. Only instead of Watson he has Rachel Leigh Cook. And now he has Scott Wolf! Wolf has been cast in a "major recurring role," playing a sorta slimy lawyer who used to be married to Rachel Leigh Cook. Oohhh, what will Will perceive about him?? "I perceive that you.... were in White Squall!" "How did you know???" "PERCEPTION!" and then Will disappears in a puff of smoke. (A poof of smoke?) It's all going to be very exciting. Welcome back, Scott Wolf! Where ya been? [The Hollywood Reporter]
NBC has gone ahead an ordered a pilot of a show called Wonderland, about a dog-racing track in Revere, Massachusetts. No, no, if only. In truth it's a freakin' sequel (a freakquel) to Alice in Wonderland. Yup, NBC is trying to get its own Once Upon a Time. On this Wonderland, a woman named Clara who lives in modern times is tipped off that there is also a Wonderland. Then she starts to do battle with Wonderland's queen, who is Alice! Yeah, I guess Alice is sorta bad in this one? Or at last not 100 percent good. Anyway, the point is that this ia shameless ploy on NBC's part to recreate ABC's so-so Once Upon a Time success, and I can't imagine it will work. Especially when the person who created the show is the guy who created CSI. So, OK, he knows how to make a hit, but this is a big fantasy project we're talking about here. It all sounds a little ambitious, if you ask me. But, who knows. It could be a success. Curiouser things have happened. [Deadline]