Monday, August 30, 2010

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Actors from Canceled Shows of Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

The new television season is nearly upon us, and for the actors cast in brand new shows and those lucky enough to have their series renewed, it's going to be a good year. But what about those who were apart of shows that were canceled or ended? Below you'll find a list of actors who've managed to find another gig in film or on TV. If you were worried about missing them, worry no more.

Jennifer Lawrence
Character: The bratty daughter Lauren on TBS's "The Bill Engvall Show"
Best Scene: Pretty much any time she was trying to pull one over on her parents...which was often.
Where to see her next: Jodie Foster's dramedy The Beaver with Mel Gibson, the horror flick House at the End of the Street, the vampire-less drama Truckstop with Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) and Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), and the prequel X-Men: First Class, where she'll play the young Mystique.

Nicholas Braun
Character: The doe-eyed dork Cameron on "10 Thing I Hate About You"
Best Scene: When he realized Bianca thought he was gay.
Where to see him next: The snowboarding rom-com Chalet Girl with Sophia Bush and Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl"), and the teen comedy Prom with Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights").

Jon Foster
Character: The young aspiring chef Zack who impregnated an older woman on "Accidentally on Purpose"
Best Scene: When Billy discovers that he prepared the nursery, and when he declares his love for her to her father.
Where to see him next: The comedy thriller Criminal Empire for Dummy's with Harvey Keitel and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Mehcad Brooks
Character: The unexpected new rookie lawyer Malcolm on "The Deep End"
Best Scene: I really liked his budding relationship with Addy and his playful rivalry with Liam. He has a very commanding voice, so even though he was suited up for a firm party in the last episode, he was still very believable as a lawyer.
Where to see him next: He'll play a soldier on the new ABC high school reunion drama "My Generation."

Ben Lawson
Character: The cocky womanizing lawyer Liam on "The Deep End"
Best Scene: He's riding the Aussie wave that's been rolling into Hollywood for the past decade, and making quite the dashing impression. I didn't buy him falling in love with tight-ass Beth. The best scenes were when he was trying to find a girl who could kiss better than his first kiss, and nearly every girl in the office submitted willingly.
Where to see him next: The f*ck buddy rom-com No Strings, which stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.

Eliza Dushku
Character: Willing, yet unknowing, con artist Echo on "Dollhouse"
Best Scene: Any scene where you could tell that she was completely conscious of what she was doing and no one else noticed, except Boyd.
Where to see her next: The dramatic thriller Locked In with Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) and Sarah Roemer (Disturbia).

Fran Kranz 
Character: The obsessively geeky mad scientist Topher on "Dollhouse"
Best Scene: He provided the series with some much needed humor, but his best scene was actually a sad one: when the girl of his dreams, Bennett, died.
Where to see him next: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's ("Lost") as-yet-unscheduled horror flick The Cabin in the Woods.

Enver Gjokaj
Character: Willing, yet unknowing, con artist Victor on "Dollhouse"
Best Scene: He was incredibly good at impersonating different types of people and cultures. It made me wish the series was about him, so generally any scene that involved him impersonating someone else was awesome.
Where to see him next: The dramatic thriller Stone, where he'll play the younger version of Robert De Niro.

Olivia Williams
Character: The cold-hearted head honcho Adelle on "Dollhouse"
Best Scene: I loved the episode where we discovered that she was actually a Dollhouse client and she was in love with a character she made Victor embody. It successfully humanized her.
Where to see her next: The action thriller Hanna with Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, and Saoirse Ronan.

Joseph Fiennes
Character: The determined FBI agent Mark on "FlashForward"
Best Scene: I like the gleam he got in his eye whenever he orchestrated double-crosses or slight-of-hands, in an attempt to fool whatever nefarious organization was watching his every move.
Where to see him next: He'll play Merlin in Starz's new series "Camelot."

John Cho
Character: The frantic FBI agent Demetri, who knew his days were numbered, on "FlashForward"
Best Scene: Any scene where he carelessly risked his life to obtain information or arrest a suspect, because I really liked that Cho tried to step out of his comfort zone and play a desperate, hard-hitting agent.
Where to see him next: The sequels A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas and Star Trek 2.

Dominic Monaghan
Character: The creepy, scheming, double-crossing scientist Simon on "FlashForward"
Best Scene: It was interesting to see him play a douchebag after being the lovable fuckup Charlie on "Lost." I think my favorite shock-and-awe moment would have to be when he put a guy twice his size in a chokehold and broke his neck, and when he suffocated his backstabbing uncle.
Where to see him next: The action thriller Soldiers of Fortune.

Michael Ealy
Character: The shady CIA agent Marshall on "FlashForward"
Best Scene: His character had a knack for interrupting whatever in-progress investigations Mark and Demetri were conducting. Their pissing matches were fun to watch.
Where to see him next: The heist film Takers with Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Matt Dillon, Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, T.I., and Jay Hernandez.

Jemaine Clement
Character: The aspiring musician Jemaine on "The Flight of the Conchords"
Best Scene: Any and all musical performances.
Where to see him next: The crime comedy Predicament, and the sci-fi action film Men in Black III.

Zachary Quinto
Character: The sociopathic serial killer Sylar on "Heroes"
Best Scene: I think his best scenes were when he was collecting powers and killing off unassuming average people, like a waitress or a bank teller. He had that creepy serial killer smile that makes you wonder if the person sitting next to you on the train could be just as evil.
Where to see him next: The thriller Margin Call with Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci, the dramedy Girl Walks Into a Bar with Josh Hartnett and Rosario Dawson, the rom-com What's Your Number? with Anna Faris, and the Star Trek sequel.

Milo Ventimiglia
Character: The selfless and courageous hero Peter on "Heroes"
Best Scene: I really loved the beginning where he tried to force his brother to admit he could fly so he jumped off a building, but the scenes where he realized he could heal people and he decided to go on a healing-spree were also pretty jarring and admirable.
Where to see him next: The indie thriller Order of Chaos, and the sci-fi thriller The Divide.

Hayden Panettiere 
Character: The suicidal and immortal cheerleader Claire on "Heroes
Best Scene: She grew a lot on the show, and became an interesting kind of heroine: an indestructible, All-American cheerleader. Rarely do teenagers have a role model their own age, especially one that isn't completely sexualized. I'd say my favorite scene would have to be when she asked her high school friend to record her jumping off a bridge and then she introduces herself to the video camera and tells the viewer how many times she's attempted suicide. Scenes like that gave the series the potential to be a deeper examination into the human condition.
Where to see her next: The art theft drama Carmel with Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are Alright) and Alfred Molina, and the Scream 4 sequel.

Masi Oka
Character: The transporting comic book geek Hiro on "Heroes"
Best Scene: He was definitely the breakout star of the series. Fans will forever shout "Yata" whenever they see him, including me. His loyalty and hopeless romantic attitude was endearing. All of his scenes with Charlie were extremely adorable and I love that he risked his life to bring her back.
Where to see him next: The high school reunion murder mystery Searching for Sonny.

Sendhil Ramamurthy
Character: The truth-seeking scientist Mohinder on "Heroes"
Best Scene: I liked his minimal involvement in the last chapter, because it finally got back to his original interest in his father's research.
Where to see him next: As a suave, well-connected CIA agent on the USA spy series "Covert Affairs."

James Kyson-Lee
Character: Hiro's loyal sidekick Ando on "Heroes"
Best Scene: Pretty much any time he came to Hiro's rescue...which was often.
Where to see him next: The raunchy comedy Hard Breakers, and the sci-fi thriller The Roel with Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, and Morgan Freeman.

Ali Larter
Character: The schizophrenic protective mom Niki on "Heroes"
Best Scene: When she froze all the agents in the parking garage in order to save Micah.
Where to see her next: The sequel Resident Evil: Afterlife, and the sci-fi flick U.F.O with Joshua Jackson.

Greg Grunberg
Character: The mind-reading cop Matt on "Heroes"
Best Scene: When he trapped Sylar inside his own head and built a wall around him.
Where to see him next: The Lifetime murder mystery Bond of Silence, and the NBC rom-com "Love Bites."

Evangeline Lily
Character: The fugitive with a heart-of-gold Kate on "Lost"
Best Scene: When she stepped up and took care of Aaron even though she didn't think she was meant for motherhood, and then gave him up even though it was the hardest thing she had to do.
Where to see him next: The action drama Real Steel with Hugh Jackman.

Daniel Dae Kim 
Character: The fisherman-turned-hitman Jin on "Lost"
Best Scene: When he refused to leave Sun behind and voluntarily drowned in the submarine.
Where to see him next: In his new CBS cop series "Hawaii Five-0," the gladiator action thriller The Killing Game with Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz (Twilight), and Nina Dobrev ("Vampire Diaries"), and the sci-fi romance The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.

Katie Cassidy
Character: The opportunistic publicist Ella on "Melrose Place"
Best Scene: Whenever she went head-to-head with Amanda.
Where to see her next: As Nate's catty new girlfriend on "Gossip Girl," the drama Fencewalker with Mechad Brooks ("True Blood" and "The Deep End"), and the adventure rom-com Monte Carlo with Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Cory Monteith ("Glee").

Jessica Lucas
Character: The school teacher slash model Riley on Melrose Place
Best Scene: When she came to Jonah's rescue and met with the director even though they were already broken up.
Where to see her next: As the love interest in the sequel Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son with Martin Lawrence and Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder).

Shaun Sipos
Character: The burglar-turned-restaurateur David on "Melrose Place"
Best Scene: When he hypocritically rejected Lauren after discovering she was a hooker and when he was worried about his injured little brother, who turned out to be his son.
Where to see him next: The horror mystery Enter Nowhere with Sara Paxton ("The Beautiful Life").

Colin Egglesfield
Character: The alcoholic chef Auggie on "Melrose Place"
Best Scene: Whenever he was trying to be a "good friend" to Riley and secretly romance her.
Where to see him next: The rom-com adaptation Something Borrowed with Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Taylor Schilling
Character: The alcoholic war vet nurse Veronica on "Mercy"
Best Scene: The series of scenes that involved the unfortunate shooting of a diner robber and the subsequent haunting.
Where to see her next: The indie drama Atlas Shrugged.

Michelle Trachtenberg 
Character: The naive nurse Chloe on "Mercy"
Best Scene: Whenever she argued with Dr. Joe.
Where to see her next: The dramedy Kids in America with Anna Faris and Topher Grace.

James Tupper
Character: The war vet doctor Chris on "Mercy"
Best Scene: When he fought Mike after being revealed as Veronica's overseas lover.
Where to see him next: As the new doc on "Grey's Anatomy," who will be deciding when the traumatized docs get to go back to work.

Hamish Linklater
Character: The devoted younger brother Matthew on "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Best Scene: Whenever he was involved in an awkward incestuous moment with Christine...which happened too often.
Where to see him next: The drama The Future with Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know), and the action film Battleship with Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights"), and pop singer Rihanna.

Alexa Vega 
Character: The foster kid Ruby searching for her famous dad on "Ruby & the Rockits"
Best Scene: Whenever she sang.
Where to see her next: The Halloween thriller The Mine, the horror thriller Mother's Day, and the Jane Austen-inspired rom-com From Prada to Nada with Camilla Belle and Wilmer Valderrama.

Austin Robert Butler
Character: The songwriting, delusional older cousin Jordan on "Ruby & the Rockits")
Best Scene: He was so, so, so awkward. Incest isn't funny. Not even between cousins, but you just couldn't help but laugh at his every bumbling move. So basically any scene that invovled him trying to woo his cousin.
Where to see him next: The High School Musical spin-off Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.

Dave Franco
Character: The rich and self-absorbed medical intern Cole on "Scrubs"
Best Scene: Playing dumb was his specialty, but whenever he "got real" with his girlfriend, it was sweet to see his softer (and less idiotic) side.
Where to see him next: The horror comedy remake Fright Night with Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, Anton Yelchin, and Christopher Mintze-Plasse, and the drama Walks with Brittany Snow, Rumer Willis, and Jessica Szohr ("Gossip Girl").

Eliza Coupe
Character: The cold-hearted, ball-busting resident doctor/student advisor Denise on "Scrubs"
Best Scene: She was mean. She was super mean. And watching her try to be a clingy girlfriend while still being mean was scary. If she were in love with me, I'd be afraid to make any sudden movements.
Where to see her next: The father-daughter dramatic indie Somewhere with Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, and the rom-com What's Your Number? with Anna Faris.

Kevin Rankin
Character: The smart ass paramedic Tyler on "Trauma"
Best Scene: It has to be the episode where he tricked his partner into thinking he was having gay sex with his straight married neighbor. Amazing! But I also loved the episode where he came out to his partner and begged for him to try and understand the gay man's perspective.
Where to see him next: The crime dramedy The Odds with Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), and the family comedy The Chaperone.

Cliff Curtis
Character: The suicidal flight medic Rabbit on "Trauma"
Best Scene: When he and his partner were stuck in quarantine after being exposed to a contagion. It showed how loyal and sensitive he was under his devil-may-care, reckless bravado.
Where to see him next: The dramedy A Thousand Words with Eddie Murphy and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine).
Anastasia Griffith
Character: The tough-as-nails paramedic Nancy on "Trauma"
Best Scene: Anytime she performed a procedure in the field without permission from the hospital, she was a total rockstar.
Where to see her next: As the competitive new concierge doctor on USA's "Royal Pains."

Aimee Garcia
Character: The war vet turned medic pilot Marisa on "Trauma"
Best Scene: Since she spent most of her tour flying a helicopter, whenever she actually got to do a procedure, it was interesting to watch how nervous she could get. It was like she was a civilian.
Where to see her next: The indie dance drama Go For It, and the indie comedy Convincing Clooney.

Ana Ortiz
Character: The sassy hairstylist and Betty's big sister Hilda on "Ugly Betty"
Best Scene: Her attempts at making her son Justin feel comfortable with his sexuality were so heartwarming.
Where to see her next: The comedy sequel Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.

Becki Newton
Character: The critical, materialistic receptionist Amanda on "Ugly Betty")
Best Scene: She's just hilarious. Line after line after line—beyond funny. But her best moments had to be whenever she was being nice to Betty. It's like they had an unofficial sisterhood.
Where to see her next: The new NBC rom-com series "Love Bites," where she'll play a, I can't stop laughing.

Michael Urie
Character: Wilhelmina's ambitious assistant Marc on "Ugly Betty"
Best Scene: His rivalry with Betty was always fun to watch.
Where to see him next: The dramedy The Decoy Bride with Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) and David Tennant ("Dr. Who"), and the dramatic indie Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.

Vanessa Williams
Character: The Editor-in-Chief Wilhelmina on "Ugly Betty"
Best Scene: I know she did a lot, but I will never forget the moment she complemented Betty. I got chills.
Where to see her next: As the new housewife on "Desperate Housewives."

Ashley Jensen
Character: The Scottish seamstress Christina on "Ugly Betty"
Best Scene: Her accent was so adorable, she could've been reading the phone book and I would've loved it.
Where to see her next: The rom-com Hysteria with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy.

Christopher Gorham
Character: The nerdy accountant and Betty's first love Henry on "Ugly Betty"
Best Scene: Every single date or awkward encounter they ever had. Soooo adorable.
Where to see him next: The rom-com Answer This!, the adventure comedy Somebody's Hero, the dramatic thriller The Ledge with Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler, and the USA spy series "Covert Affairs."

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