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Former TV stars who you would make a point to watch their new show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, May 15, 2012.

  1. Lori

    Lori Social Defective

    Feb 20, 2000
    Your wife has excellent taste.
  2. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    She's not really a former star since she is still on TV but, Jennifer Love Hewitt. Ghost Whisperer and The Client List aren't shows I would have watched without her being in them.
  3. MiakioAmy

    MiakioAmy New Year. New Name.

    Oct 2, 2002
  4. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

    Nov 22, 2008
    Ian Somerhalder (Lost and now TVD)
    Josh Cooke (Committed, Four Kings, Big Day, Better With You)
    Christian Slater (My Own Worst Enemy, The Forgotten, Breaking In)
    And now David Walton (Perfect Couples, Bent)

    Girls - I think she's the only one
    Courteney Cox (Friends, Dirt, Cougar Town)
  5. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster TCF Club

    Mar 20, 2001
    Tom Selleck
    Nathan Fillion
    Mark Harmon
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Carla Gugino
  6. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title

    May 15, 2001
    I can't think of anyone. Allyson Hannigan probably would have been a choice, and I fully intended to watch HIMYM from the start...but at this point I've seen 1 episode, and that was last year.
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    There are several stars I like, but I'm not sure there are any that I'd automatically watch their show no matter what. Matthew Perry is probably the closest for me. I watched Friends, Studio 60, and Mr. Sunshine, and I'll check out his new one.
  8. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

    Oct 22, 2002
    Of all the people named in this thread, I either don't know who they are, or I like them and would watch a show initially just to see them.

    There is no one named here that I actively dislike or avoid. Well, except that Justin Bateman fella. I like his brother and his sister, just not him.
  9. flikhem

    flikhem New Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    Laurie Metcalf. Was very disappointed to see "Easy Money" canceled before anyone knew about it. Almost seems like it should have been a SHO/HBO series rather than on the CW.

    While having an actor I like will get me to watch a first episode, there has to be more than that to keep me watching.
  10. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    She is doing something on Broadway right now. I can't remember what.
  11. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed

    Nov 8, 2003
    There aren't any former stars I can think of.

    Of the current actors I watch, if Timothy Olyphant or Sebastian Stan were on a new show, I would probably check it out. Sebastian will be on a cable show later this year that I'll make a point of trying just because he's in it.

    But, if they were in a show that looked awful, I wouldn't watch just to see them.
  12. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    Big Band Theory, the Musical? ;)
  13. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    What? No mention of George Clooney, Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Robin Williams, or Will Smith yet? To unlikely to ever return to TV maybe or nobody old enough to remember? (or both?)

    Pretty much any of the early SNL regulars? Or were they not considered TV stars then?

    Seriously, NOBODY has watched Last Man Standing just because Tim Allen is on it?

  14. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

    Nov 22, 2008
    I would still check it out just in case... ;)

    Current stars for me would include Sebastian and Daniel Gillies (obv) and Matt Davis. The show with Stan is called Political Animals and it's a 6 episode miniseries. I do plan to watch no matter how bad it is. Gillies is called Saving Hope and Matt's new show is called Cult.
  15. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed

    Nov 8, 2003
    I didn't know who either of those two were so I looked them up and found a Vampire Diaries theme happening!
  16. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

    Oct 22, 2002
    It's actually a good show. I am not a fan of Tim Allen's per se, but my wife wanted to watch it. Now we both really like it.
  17. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

    Nov 22, 2008
    :eek: guilty
  18. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    I could think of a bunch, but the first one that came to mine is Neil Patrick Harris. He's totally won me over. I'll watch him in anything.
  19. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

    Nov 22, 2008
    Oh and I guess I can add Terry O'Quinn to mine. I'll be watching 666 Park Avenue just for him.
  20. sharkster

    sharkster Active Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    Guilty as charged

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