Dylan McDermott to star in Kevin Williamson pilot, Prince taking over 'Arsenio Hall Show'

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- Here's all the proof you need that CBS isn't going to continue with its limited series "Hostages": The network has just cast star Dylan McDermott as the lead in Kevin Williamson's new psychological thriller pilot. McDermott will play a Los Angeles police detective who handles stalking incidents. [ Deadline]

- "Battle Creek," the pilot from "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan (who wrote it) and "House" creator David Shore (who will run it), has found its lead. Dean Winters will star as a no-nonsense police detective who teams up with another detective with a completely different worldview and crime-solving tactic. [ Entertainment Weekly]

- Prince will take over "The Arsenio Hall Show" on March 5, performing multiple songs and sitting down to talk with Hall about what he has in the works for 2014. The news was announced on Hall's show via a Prince impersonator. [ Billboard]

- CBS is staging a "Go On" reunion on its new "The Odd Couple" pilot. Matthew Perry's former costar Sarah Baker is joining him on the new show as his character's assistant in a role that was written for her at Perry's request based on the chemistry they had on "Go On." [ Deadline]

- Soleil Moon Frye will guest star in the Season 2 premiere of ABC's summer drama "Mistresses" as a version of herself -- she'll be a potential celebrity client for Joss's new party-planning business. [ Entertainment Weekly]

- It's a "My Name is Earl" reunion on TV Land's new sitcom, "Jennifer Falls," which stars Jaime Pressly. Her "Earl" costar Ethan Suplee has joined the cast in a series regular role as her brother. The show follows Pressly's Jennifer as she moves in with her mother after being let go from her six-figure salaried, high-power job. [ Deadline]

- Ellen Burstyn will star in Amy Poehler's NBC comedy pilot, "Old Soul," as the New Age-y lesbian aunt of Natasha Lyonne's Nadia, a caretaker to the elderly who feels a kinship with her older clients. [ Deadline]
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