Heather Locklear, Michelle Trachtenberg join CBS comedy pilots

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Heather Locklear playing a famous actress? Shouldn’t be too much of a stretch. The former Melrose Place star has been cast in a CBS ensemble comedy pilot.

The Assistants will focus on a group of helpers who work for a neurotic celebrity (Locklear) prone to wild mood swings.

Also just cast in CBS comedy projects: Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Michelle Trachtenberg has joined an untitled pilot about young employees at a venture capital firm. Trachtenberg plays mailroom worker who’s promoted to a junior associate position at the firm, much to the surprise of her coworker who has a crush on her.

And 24 veteran Mary Lynn Rajskub has been cast in CBS’ comedy pilot How to Be a Gentleman. Based on a book by David Hornsby, the show is described as a buddy comedy about an uptight columnist learning learning to enjoy his life with the help of his old high school classmate and trainer. Hornsby and Kevin Dillon star. Rajskub plays Hornsby’s sister.

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  • Stormy

    Now that Locklear’s freshness has faded, her lack of talent is all too apparent.

    • DW

      The same could be said of you, Stormy. Except I doubt you had any freshness to begin with.

    • Nona

      Everybody knows that in Hollywood you have to be seventeen to play twenty five, thirty to play forty five, and fifty to play dead. Any wonder all the celebs have therapists on speed dial!

      • Michael

        Actually you are not correct. Look at the casts of Glee, the 90210 reboot, Gossip Girl – none of these actors started these shows in their teens.

    • stu

      y do they cast Heather in comedy’s=NOT FUNNY!!

  • Tha Phoenix

    CBS has some of the best shows on TV. I will be awaiting the trailers for these.

    • Chris

      You’re kidding, right? CBS is the worst network out there. All of their shows are stale. The only decent networks are Fox, ABC, NBC, and CW.

      • Tha Phoenix

        The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, HIMYM…

        Well written television with good ratings. We’re not here for the crap the CW and NBC like to churn out (Vampire Diaries and Chuck aside. GG has gone to pot as of late).

  • joe the machinist

    Remember when CBS was called “the old people’s network”? It looks like they’re trying to re-claim that title by brining back an over-the-hill-no-longer-attractive-can’t-act-her-way-out-of-a-paper-bag actress, and Heather Locklear too.

  • gerald

    What’s wrong with HL? She has been in numerous tv shows which are classics of our generation. She totally deserves it, I’m happy to see her back on my tv

  • Rack

    Heather is tired and her acting is definitely stunted. She’s been relying more and more on cheek fillers and other enhancements which I find distracting.

  • Jake

    Such harsh responses. I like Locklear. Maybe the show will be good…

  • Dee Jones

    Heather should be on Harry`s Law. I would love to see her and Kathy Bates go toe to toe!

    • Jackie

      She would also be good on ‘The Good Wife’. They’ve had some great guest stars on there as opposing counsel, and it would be fun to see Alicia go up against some tough-as-nails woman.

  • Claire

    I love Mary Lynn Rajskub. I can’t wait to see her in a show where she can use her comedy chops.

    • Cris

      Agreed. I ADORED her on Larry Sanders. And as much as Chloe O’Brian grew on me in 24, I’m looking forward to seeing her on a comedy again.

  • sheen sucks

    I think Heather should replace her former Spin City costar on TAAHM.

  • Jim

    This sounds like a lame excuse for a comedy….we get enough of this on those stupid entertainment (NON) news shows…sad….

  • Fortune

    more comedies??? Dont they have like 4 or 5?

    • Pillow Pants

      Seriously, there’s still so many cities they have yet to set CSI in. Or maybe they can throw a dancing show into the mix. I mean, ABC and Fox have them. Why not CBS? Come on, mix it up a little.

  • Michael

    I for one am thrilled that TV seems to be starting to get back to sitcoms and dramas. For the better part of the past decade, cop and law procedural dramas have dominated and anything that has any sort of creative spark is tossed out before it has a chance to flourish, in favor of crappy reality shows. Kudos to CBS for not trying to cram more ‘reality’ shows down our throats.

    • Matt

      You make a valid point. The less reality shows, the better.

  • Really

    Heather in a comedy? She’s always played a sexy type lady who gets what she wants. She has actually come off sort of mean in some of her latest films.

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