Trek Alumni Get Fall TV SlotsBy Michelle
May 23, 2007 - 8:29 PM
As the networks unveiled their fall lineups last week, the names of several Star Trek regulars and guest stars were among those in shows picked for the 2007-8 television season.
In addition to such regulars as William Shatner (Kirk) and Rene Auberjonois (Odo), who appear together in Boston Legal, and Jeri Ryan, who stars on Shark which CBS will move to Sunday nights at 10 when it returns, Tim Russ (Tuvok) joins the ranks of Star Trek alumni with regular television roles in the fall. As previously reported, he will appear in Sam I Am, whose pilot was directed by his Voyager co-star Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris).
StarTrek.com reports that several Star Trek guest stars will appear on new shows, too. Fox's new comedy Back To You stars Kelsey Grammer (Morgan Bateson) at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Its competition in the slot includes Pushing Daisies, a new show created by Voyager writer Bryan Fuller about a man who can bring the dead back to life.
The Terminator spinoff The Sarah Connor Chronicles will also debut on Fox, though not till midseason. Thomas Dekker. who played Voyager's Henry Burleigh and a Picard descendant in Generations, will play John Connor on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. Another Voyager guest, Ray Wise, appears in the genre series Reaper on the CW Tuesdays at 9.
Director Bryan Singer, who had a cameo in Star Trek Nemesis, brings Dirty Sexy Money to ABC during Lost's current time slot on Wednesday nights at 10. Star Trek XI director J.J. Abrams and team's Lost comes back at midseason at a time to be determined later.
And George Takei (Sulu)'s character survived the season finale of Heroes last Monday, so he may return to NBC's sophomore hit, too.