Trek Alumni Head To ABC This Fall

By Michelle
May 19, 2004 - 8:47 PM

This week as the television networks unveil their fall lineups for advertisers, Star Trek fans awaiting official news about the fate of Enterprise can look forward with certainty to many former Trek actors on fall series.

As previously reported, a number of actors will appear on fall pilots for NBC. Now ABC has released its fall schedule (via The Futon Critic), which also includes several familiar names.

It has long been expected that William Shatner, who had a featured role on ABC's The Practice this season, would continue his role on the sequel series extending from the season finale.

Now ABC is confirming that Shatner will be a series regular, appearing as Denny Crane on The Practice: Fleet Street, Sunday nights at 10 p.m.

Two Enterprise actors from this season, Rick Worthy (Xindi-Arboreal) and Daniel Dae Kim (MACO Corporal Chang), will star on ABC shows next season as well.

Worthy will be on Eyes, a drama about a P.I. firm that uses controversial methods to protect its clients set to premiere at mid-season, while Kim will appear on Lost, the story of 48 survivors of a remote plane crash.

Eyes, which ABC plans to air in Enterprise's current time slot - Wednesdays at 8 p.m. - will star another Trek alumnus, Terry O'Quinn (Admiral Pressman, The Next Generation).

Mark Moses, who played Captain Archer's father Henry in Enterprise pilot "Broken Bow", is also in an ABC pilot this fall: Desperate Housewives, to air Sunday nights at 9 p.m. until Alias takes over at mid-season.

The series focuses on a dead woman who pries into the lives of the townspeople who made her life miserable.

The Futon Critic has more details on the ABC fall shows. UPN and CBS are expected to announce their fall schedules tomorrow.

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