Just in case her current ABC crime drama ‘The Forgotten’ is forgotten by the network when it renews its shows, Michelle Borth has agreed to star in the pilot for the drama ‘The Matadors.’ While Broth currently stars as Candace Butler in the current ABC freshman show, there is speculation that its ratings aren’t living up to the network’s expectations and it may be canceled at the end of this season.
If ‘The Forgotten’ is canceled, Broth will star as Juliana, the female lead in ‘The Matadors,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be produced by Sony TV, and will be a legal Romeo and Juliet-themed show. Juliana works with her father in the state’s attorney office, where she begins an affair with Alex (set to be played by Zach Gilford), the son of an influential private law firm. Alex’s brother, a defense attorney who would rather make money and let the guilty walk free than see justice be served, will be played by Jonathon Scarfe (from TNT’s ‘Raising the Bar’).
Broth’s first commitment is to ‘The Forgotten,’ however, which focuses on a group of the members of the Forgotten Network who help the Chicago police solve cold John and Jane Doe murder cases. However, it’s not expected to be renewed; if it isn’t, it will be lead star Christian Slater’s second cancelled TV series in two years, after NBC ended ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ in December 2008 after nine episodes.
Written by: Karen Benardello
As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.