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EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates And Other Movie Stars Shift To TV

Apr. 1 2010, Published 5:45 a.m. ET

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Some of your favorite film stars are coming to a TV near you, has learned.

Two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman is doing his first TV pilot since 1967. In the HBO pilot called Luck, he plays a paroled ex-con. The pilot also attracted fellow film stars Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina

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Angelina Jolie’s dad, Jon Voight has appeared in the Fox hit 24 and now is starring in a new pilot called Midland. The story is about an oilman, played by Voight, and another man who lives a double life, going back and forth between Midland and Houston.

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Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker is headlining in a Criminal Minds spin off with Brian Dennehy. Everyone’s favorite wacky movie dad, Eugene Levy, stars in Hitched, a comedy pilot for CBS. He plays the father of a 20-something who just got married. And as you might expect, he wears track suits and has been divorced four times. And Eugene’s son in the American Pie movies is coming to TV as well. Jason Biggs stars in a CBS comedy called True Love.


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Kathy Bates is set to star in her first regular TV role. The Oscar-winner plays a cranky former patent lawyer who has a group of misfit associates. And it shouldn’t surprise anyone one that this NBC legal drama called Kindreds is coming from the mind of David E. Kelly. Brittany Snow plays Kathy’s assistant.

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Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges star in the remake of Rockford Files. And, Damon Wayans returns to TV in an ABC comedy pilot called Happy Endings.

So, now you don’t have to spend $9 to $20 to see your favorite movie stars anymore. You can just turn on your TV.



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