TV Casting: Sean Bean Replaces Brendan Fraser in TNT’s LEGENDS; Jason Alexander to Guest Star on COMMUNITY

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We’ve got a couple of TV-related casting stories to share this morning.  First up, Sean Bean has signed on to replace Brendan Fraser as the lead in TNT’s espionage pilot Legends.  The series is based on a novel by Robert Littell and follows a former CIA operative now acting as a private detective who has the unique ability to turn himself into a different person for each assignment.  Fraser exited the project after he and showrunner Howard Gordon didn’t see eye to eye on how to approach the lead character, and now Variety reports that Bean is stepping into the lead role.

Bean’s characters have a tendency to, well, die unexpectedly, but I think he’s safe here as he’ll be toplining the series (at least I hope…).  Legends is one of a number of new projects 24 veteran Gordon is spearheading following the immense success of his Showtime series Homeland.  Hit the jump for casting news regarding a Seinfeld alum visiting Community.

Andy Samberg to Star in Untitled FOX Comedy from PARKS AND RECREATION Creators; Brendan Fraser to Topline TNT’s LEGENDS

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After stepping away from NBC’s Saturday Night Live, many wondered what Andy Samberg had in store for his future career.  It looks like one of his upcoming projects will be a return to television in a pilot for an untitled Fox comedy series written by Parks and Recreation co-creators, Mike Schur and Dan Goor.  The comedy centers on a motley group of detectives stationed near the outskirts of New York City.  Samberg would play the lead detective in a role that show creators say is a perfect match.  Hit the jump to hear what else Schur and Goor had to say, in addition to news on Brendan Fraser toplining the TNT pilot, Legends

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