David Ramsey Joins The CW’s GREEN ARROW Series; Wendi McLendon-Covey to Star Opposite Goldie Hawn in HBO’s THE VIAGRA DIARIES

     February 8, 2012

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The CW is casting up for Arrow, a drama series based on the DC comic Green Arrow.  Last week Stephen Amell (The Vampire Diaries) signed on to star as the playboy who moonlights as a hooded superhero, fighting crime with his enhanced arrows.  Variety reports David Ramsey (Blue Bloods) will join the pilot as John Diggle, “a former military man now working as a bodyguard for hire who soon finds he is trapped in a battle of wits, loyalty and trust.”  Diggle is a new character not found in the comic books, though the surname could be a nod to Green Arrow: Year One writer Andy DiggleGreg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) are producing Arrow along with Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe).

Hit the jump for details on Bridesmaid co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey‘s role in a new HBO series.

the-viagra-diaries-book-coverAccording to Deadline, McLendon-Covey has signed on to star opposite Goldie Hawn in the comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries.  Hawn plays Claire, a woman who struggles with single life after Claire’s husband of 35 leaves her.  McLendon-Covey will play Claire’s daughter Hope, a female therapist.  Sex and the City creator Darren Star adapted The Viagra Diaries from the book of the same name by Barbara Rose Brooker.  McLendon-Covey’s Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will direct the pilot.

Here is the book synopsis:

Anny Applebaum is seventy and writes “The Viagra Diaries,” a San Francisco weekly column researching sixty-plus boomers looking for love. She places ads on Internet singles sites and interviews men over sixty. Is love possible in the Viagra generation? Divorced for thirty years, Anny has given up on love and concentrates on her career. She is looking for controversy and hopes that her column will bring her fame and fortune. On Jdate, Anny meets and interviews Marv Rothstein, a handsome, seventy-five-year-old, emotionally unavailable diamond dealer. Anny is attracted to Marv, and they become involved in a torrid affair. But very soon, Anny discovers that the elusive Marv is a serial JDater prowling the singles sites for younger women, and that he still sees his much younger ex-wife. Anny decides to write a series of columns, modeled after Marv, about a man who can’t face age, calling him Mr. X. As Anny’s Mr. X columns gain recognition, she struggles with her conflict about Marv, her career hopes, relationships, and her coming of age. [Amazon]

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