Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: L.A.), Tony Roberts, and Arrested Development

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Land of Punt’s new favorite show is getting a new character. NCIS: Los Angeles has cast Monet Mazu to play Callen’s (Chris O’Donnell) love interest.

Mazu will play Natalie Buccola, a secret service agent who becomes smitten with the mysterious Callen. Poor LL Cool J, always the bridesmaid.

Buccola will make her first appearance in episode six. Will it be her last? Maybe not. The character may appear in more than one episode.

Tony Roberts

Sunday, two-time Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts fell off the stage at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Roberts is currently in a production of The Royal Family.

In his first appearance on stage Roberts spoke incoherently. He took a seat on stage but still couldn’t speak clearly. Co-star John Glover, while still in character, ushered Roberts off the stage. Moments later the curtain fell and the production asked if there was a doctor in the house (yes, they actually do that).

The show was soon cancelled. Sadly, it was a preview show for critics. The show is scheduled to open Oct. 8.

A hospital spokesman says Roberts is in stable condition (stroke?).

Arrested Development

Mitchell Hurwitz and James Vallely are currently writing the script for the movie version of Arrested Development. Hurwitz will director the film.

It better be good. This movie has the hype, at least from its 100 fans, that is usually reserved for a big budget action flick.

Hurwitz and Vallely didn’t want to begin script writing until all the principal actors have signed on.

If all goes well, production may start in the spring.

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