Here's my problem with two of the shows FOX has signed for the 2012-2013 pilot season. They are so similar in their basic premises some viewers may be confused and/or have conflict as to which show they should pledge their viewing time.
The Asset stars Ali Larter as a CIA agent. Rogue stars Angela Bassett as a CIA director. Anyone who knows me knows i am a hard core loyal fan of Julian McMahon who also stars in Rogue. So for me the choice between the two shows is easy. i also like co-star Greg Ellis whom Nip/Tuck fans will recall guest starred as the auto-erotic asphyxiation patient who needed surgery to repair the puncture wounds on his neck made by his belt. Mr.Ellis has also appeared on 24 and Dexter. Rick Schroder also co-stars in Rogue. Another reason for me to check the yes mark for Rogue.
But my fear is that in terms of ratings numbers the two spy pilots will cancel each other out and neither will get picked up for a regular season. Fingers crossed my fears will not be actualized.
Rogue [working title; previously known as UNTITLED KARYN USHER PROJECT] (FOX)
9/21/11 - 4/2/12
currently in development (2012-2013 season)
ordered to pilot
Logline: The orphaned 14-year-old (Saxon Sharbino) daughter of a CIA operative, who is recruited to become an operative herself, encounters a mysterious rogue agent/assassin (Julian McMahon), who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· ??? as Joey Ling
· Angela Bassett as Alice Vargas
· Greg Ellis as Peter Toulson
· Julian McMahon as Kevin Lear
· Louise Lombard as Wendy Hollingsworth
· Rick Schroder as Charlie Forsythe
· Saxon Sharbino as Jane Forsythe
· Becky Clements as EP
· Brett Ratner as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Karyn Usher as CRTR/EP
· Mary Adelstein as EP
· Shawn Levy as EP
· 20th Century Fox Television
· 21 Laps-Adelstein Productions