EXCLUSIVE: Hawaii Five-0 star Scott Caan has been tapped as the male lead opposite Dania Ramirez in Fox’s Alert, a character-driven police procedural from The Blacklist showrunner John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx, Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment, sources tell Deadline.
Written by Eisendrath, Alert is about the Philadelphia Police Department’s missing person’s unit. When police officer Nikki Parker’s (Ramirez) son goes missing, she joins the LAPD’s Missing Person’s Unit to help other people find their loved ones, even as she searches for her own. Six years later, her world is turned upside-down when her ex-husband, Devon Zoellner (Caan), shows up with a proof-of-life photo of their missing boy. Or is it? The series is a procedural drama with a search for a missing person in each episode, that runs alongside the overarching storyline of Nikki and Devon’s quest to find out the truth about the person claiming to be their long-lost son.
Caan’s Devon is fearless, smart and calm and under stress. He thrived in the life and death world of war-torn Iraq—until the disappearance of his 11-year-old son brought him rushing back. Six years later, with his son still missing, his marriage over and his personal life a mess, he is asked by his ex to help find a young kidnap victim. [Source]
Former Hawaii-Five-0 co-lead Scott Caan is returning to CBS with a new hourlong starring vehicle, which he also is co-writing and executive producing. The network is in development on Topangaland, a drama co-written by Caan and SEAL Team creator Benjamin Cavell, with Caan intended to star. The project hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Studios, where the company is based.
In Topangaland, a laid-back ex-cop (Caan) works for his legendary father’s private detective agency, solving cases that take him from Malibu mansions to Topanga hippie communes to Venice back alleys and everywhere in between — all while navigating a thorny relationship with his dad and the rest of his unconventional family. [more at source]
As the tumultuous school year at North Jackson High continues, a new semester brings big changes – and Gamby and Russell are about to learn that the only thing harder than gaining power is holding on to it. The darkest comedy on television returns to finish what was started when VICE PRINCIPALS kicks off its nine-episode, second and final season SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with other new episodes debuting subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO.
Guest stars on the second season include Fisher Stevens (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) as a scholarly rival to Gamby for Amanda’s attentions; Scott Caan (“Hawaii 5-0”) as a teambuilding trainer; Maya Love as Gamby’s daughter, Janelle; and Susan Park (“Fargo”) as Russell’s wife, Christine.
The project was announced in September starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Lola Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn.
Untogether follows the affair between Andrea (Jemima Kirke), a former teen prodigy turned heroin addict who is trying to be a writer now that she’s sober, and Nick (Dornan), a writer who’s found success with his memoir of war-time bravery, which sees him showered in wealth and women. Meanwhile, Andrea’s little sister, Tara (Lola Kirke), finds her solid relationship with her older boyfriend, Martin (Mendelsohn), shaken when she is drawn to a charismatic rabbi with an even larger age gap. [Source]
An instagram post yesterday linked Scott to the movie and it’s been added to his IMDB.
CBS has issued early renewals to 11 series for the 2016-17 season. List of renewed shows include Blue Bloods, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Survivor and The Amazing Race. [Source]
Scott Caan has written a very witty and smart script in his world premiere of The Trouble We Come From. Playwright Charlie not only has visions of, but actual stalkings by past girlfriends on his play’s opening night while his now pregnant lover’s out of town in Detroit. Charlie, oh-so-comfortably inhabited by Michael Weston, has invited his leading man and best friend Vince home for some mano-to-mano advice to help him out of his relationship dilemma. Caan’s Vince’s perfectly charismatic and charming as the all-bravado-on-the-outside, but sensitive- on-the-inside hunky leading man. Both Caan and Weston master their intricate, verbose dialogue. [More at Source]
What made you decide to go into acting?
I never wanted to be an actor when I was younger. I was into music in high school and one of my aunts was a talent manager. A director (Mitch Marcus) saw my band [rap duo “The Whooliganz”]while on the [1993 Soul Assassins Tour] with Cypress Hill, got in touch with her and asked if I was interested in auditioning for his movie. At first I wasn’t but then I read the script and thought this could be interesting; first script I ever read. I was 17 and wound up getting the part. When I got on the set I immediately knew this is what I wanted to do. I didn’t know if I wanted to be a writer, director, grip or an actor; I just knew I was in the right company, a group of people who didn’t want to go to school yet collectively make something awesome.
Why study at Playhouse West?
I was always taught as a kid: if you want to do something be the best at it, don’t just show up. It was also instilled in me from playing sports growing up and my old man always told me there is no reason to do something unless you are going to be really good at it. My mother was a member of the Playhouse West, so at that time, as far as studying, that was my only option. I am still a member over there. [More at Source]
Not that it’s autobiographical, but Scott Caan’s new play, The Trouble We Come From, focuses on a guy at a crossroads when he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant. Never mind that Caan himself received the news from girlfriend Kacy Byxbee some time in late 2013, and was blessed with baby Josie James last July. Lest you confuse him with the play’s protagonist, Charlie, who can’t decide between committing to parenthood or playing the field, the Hawaii Five-O star was overjoyed to learn he was going to be a father.
“It’s one thing to have a girlfriend, it’s one thing to be married, it’s another thing to say ‘Let’s have this child together,’” Caan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It no longer is about your feelings. We’re going to commit to each other. I don’t even think I’ll ever be married. But having a kid with this woman I’m with is stronger than any piece of paper or ring I can get.”
At Burbank’s Falcon Theatre through July 12, The Trouble We Come From began as a play with 11 interwoven characters, including actors playing past selves in flashback. Caan presented the play to the Falcon’s Kathleen Marshall LaGambina (Garry Marshall’s daughter), who showed it to Broadway director Matt August (Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas), who suggested paring it down to three characters.
“I said: ‘You’re completely out of your mind,’” laughs Caan. “I did a workshop with this guy and he really kind of showed me where the play was.” Not that Caan needed the guidance. This is his second play for the Falcon, and he’s written another half dozen or more for Playhouse West. [More at Source]