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Thursday, June 29, 2006

David James Elliot on "Close to Home"

by Jennifer Squires Biller

JAG fans, you can stop wondering what happened to David James Elliot. He’s headed to the CBS drama Close to Home this fall as a series regular, according to TV Guide.

And in what could be labeled as typecasting, he’ll play a charming lawyer/district attorney. This news is bittersweet for me. I loved JAG and am a huge fan of Elliot’s, but I was hoping he’d land a gig on one of the many shows I already watch i.e. Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal. Unfortunately, this news means I’ll have to put Close to Home on my DVR, despite the fact that I hate case-of-the-week plot-driven shows. I’ve never been a fan of Close to Home, but I watched sporadically last season hoping Christian Kane would get more than two minutes of screen time and perhaps get to bust out his guitar. As it turned out, a drunk driver killed his character in the finale. And no, he didn’t have an “evil hand.” (If you didn’t get that joke, you missed Kane’s awesome performance on Angel and we can no longer be friends.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, also, will have to add Close to Home to my schedule. I am not a fan of the show, and did not plan to watch it at all next season since they killed off Christian, however I cannot miss a chance to see David James Elliott again!

Caitlin said...

Dude!! How can you not love Close to Home? It's my favorite show!! Jennifer Finnigan, Kimberly Elise? These are great actresses!! And, I know you all will hate me for this, but I didn't even know who David James Elliot was until I went on-line and saw that he'd be on CTH's second season. Oh well, I just can't wait till September 22nd on the season 2 premiere of Close to Home.

tube talk girl said...

Caitlin, I forgive you. I agree that Jennifer F is AMAZING. She used to be on ATWT, and Kim rocks, too. But it's the plot-of-the-week formula that drives me nuts. I prefer character-driven shows. Who knows, with the addition of DJE, maybe it'll turn into that.

Anonymous said...

Any thing David James Elliott is in I watch - Close to Home is now on my "to do" list for Friday's.....

Anonymous said...

Hi from Spain, I'd like to know if David is also in the 1st season of Close to Home. Thank you so much!

tube talk girl said...

Hello in Spain? David is not in season one. Thanks for stopping by.

marisol said...

From Spain:
David James Elliot is the best actor in the world,I like him work in close to home and in the Jag
Spain champion of the Eurocopa 2008
Santander- Spain
Excusme for my english,it isn´t very well

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