Morning Briefing

Phillippe joins new cop drama

Ryan Phillippe will lead the cast in a new cop drama pilot for the CBS network. The actor will play a cop who experiences a rapid career progression from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.

Lost actor joins Fringe

Former Lost actor Henry Ian Cusick has landed a guest role on Fringe plying an FBI agent. Cusick is best known for his role as Desmond Hume on Lost between 2005 and 2010.

New pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators

The Fox network has picked up a new comedy pilot from the creators of How I Met Your Mother. The Goodwin Games will follow three estranged siblings who reconnect to inherit their late father’s fortune.

Homer most downloaded GPS voice

Homer Simpson has been named as the most downloaded GPS navigation voice by the Guinness Book of World Records. The voice was launched in 2009 and has out-sold all other download competitors by three-to-one.

Oprah begs for viewers

Oprah Winfrey has been accused of begging viewers to watch her struggling channel OWN. Winfrey tweeted yesterday asking viewers with Nielsen boxes to switch over to her channel rather than watch the Grammys.

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