Feels like not an hour passes on 24 without someone getting snuffed — ex-president Palmer, techie Edgar, hothead Tony. The next major casualty? Our money’s on Audrey, not because it turns out she’s eee-vil, but because actress Kim Raver has been tapped for an untitled ABC hostage drama — a strong indication that her character’s gonna be leaving CTU in a body bag or on some sweet early-retirement plan.
Of course, it’s hardly the first time pilot season has spelled certain death for one of our favorite TV friends. Just think back to March of 2004, when NBC announced that Drea de Matteo was joining Joey — a bit of info that not-so-subtly tipped us off to Adriana getting capped on The Sopranos two months later. It happened again recently: On the March 12 episode of The L Word, tennis champ Dana unexpectedly succumbed to cancer…right after actress Erin Daniels signed on to Fox’s comedy Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter.
So who else might go? At the very least, we don’t see 24’s Diane swooning for Jack anytime soon, since Connie Britton has signed up for the NBC football drama Friday Night Lights. But 24 is far from the only show affected. For the rest of our guesses, cast your eyes downward — just don’t say we didn’t warn you when TV stars start dropping out like flies.
NEXT TO GO?
Everwood’s producers are promising a big exit from a major character — and it happens that Scott Wolf will costar with 24’s Raver on that untitled ABC project.
SNL fallout? Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch will star in Fey’s NBC pilot, while Amy Poehler will exec-produce (and voice) Nick’s Super Scout ‘toon.
The Daily Show’s Rob & Nate Corddry could be pulling a Steve Carell, inking deals respectively for Fox’s Becoming Glen and NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.