This season, we had Eddie Cibrian (The Playboy Club), Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova), Hank Azaria (Free Agents), Kevin Dillon (How to Be a Gentleman), Mather Zickel (Man Up!), and Amaury Nolasco (Work It).
It didn’t work out too well for those guys, did it?
Fortunately, the failures of yesterday don’t seem to be quashing hopes for the (potential) successes of tomorrow. An excellent crop of new (and familiar) male stars are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jim Caviezel (who’s truly nailed it on Person of Interest this season) and Henry Czerny (the very underappreciated male patriarch on Revenge) as the leading men of fall 2012. Not all of the men will make it through the final cuts this May, when the broadcast networks unveil their fall schedules to advertisers. But some certainly have a leg up over the others — partly due to the subject matter of their pilots (Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, you’re a slam dunk) and partly due to their star power (Kevin Bacon, how can you NOT be preparing for your network TV debut?)
Here are some of the more recognizable actors in contention for your adoration (and eyeballs). Having trouble recognizing some of these projects? Check out our handy fall pilot wrap-up here. READ FULL STORY