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Fox Goes With Shaun Cassidy's INSEPARABLE...In A Strikey Sort Of Way!!

Merrick here...
Fox has given the go-ahead to cast Shaun Cassidy's latest genre entry, called INSEPERABLE, even though it won't be able to actually make the show for a while. INSEPERABLE is...
a modern-day Jekyll and Hyde tale about a partially paralyzed forensic psychiatrist with a split personality whose alter ego is a charismatic criminal
...says THIS ARTICLE in Hollywood Reporter. The project was pitched before the WGA strike beagan. Fox asked for changes to the pilot script that weren't able to be made before the strike started. In lieu of a shootable draft of the pilot script, Fox opted to work backwards on production so that it's kinda/sorta ready to roll when the strike is resolved. Despite the casting order, Fox won't officially order a pilot until it has perused the revised draft of the pilot script. Cassidy's previous genre work includes ABC's INVASION and CBS's AMERICAN GOTHIC.

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  • Jan. 11, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    BBC's Jekyll was quite good...

    by tonagan

    Just sayin'.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by danowen

    Someone saw Jekyll on BBC America, didn't they Mr Cassidy? Well, a modern update of J&H isn't anything new, and this sounds different enough to the BBC mini-series. Looking forward to it, mainly because his mid-90s American Gothic was way ahead of its time.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Gosh, I hope they spell it properly...

    by Roguewriter

    INSEPARABLE. Jesus. And yeah, JEKYLL was awesome -- may Cassidy & Co. find that kind of tone and tension!! AMERICAN GOTHIC, we hardly knew ye...

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Is that the plot for Dexter?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Just add a wheelchair? B.S.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    jekyll and moffit own this genre now.

    by palewook

    and fox will cancel this before it airs episode 1.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    invasion + American gothic =

    by ArcadianDS

    me watching whatever it is he wants to do next. Two great shows that were tragically aborted by impatient studios.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    yeah, rip off Dexter more

    by PVIII

    but I heard good things about Invasion (even though I hated it).

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Jekyll was awesome

    by Purgatori

    I wish they'd have a second season. I think that it would be nice to see Cassidy do something good again like American Gothic. Point Pleasant was poop.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Yeah, because Shaun Cassidy produced shows last so very long

    by gruntybear

    . . . I'll be generous and give it 10 episodes before its shitcanned.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by xsi kal

    Glad I'm not the only person that was bugged by the incorrect spelling.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Cool idea, borrowed idea..

    by beetlegeuse

    but i'll be surprised if Fox, Cassidy and Co. can pull it off.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    dexter has only one personality

    by Jubba

    he hides it from peops cuz he's a whacked out killa

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Um, Merrick...the word is spelled Inseparable...

    by FilmCritic3000

    I'm a huge spelling stickler. C'mon guys...if uncertain, use spell check.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Is this the 'Da-Do-Run-Run' Shaun Cassidy?

    by Baron Karza

    The Hardy Boys guy?

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    And "Roar"

    by cuttr

    Don't forget Roar. Heath Ledger, Vera Farmiga and all. Look, the guy actually makes good, interesting shows that just happen to get cancelled.

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    looks so wrong spelt like that..KILL IT

    by couP

    although it was followed up with "strikey" *shrugs*

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    'That's Rock and Roll'

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Yess, Baron Karza, It is THAT Shaun Cassidy. I hope he found some creative way to have himself sing 'That's Rock and Roll' or 'Da-Do-Run-Run' in the pilot. It's been so long since I've heard him perform those!

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    How does Shaun Cassidy ever get a show on the air?

    by HellKing

    His shows suck.

  • Jan. 12, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Now they just need something from Minear

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    to cancel.

  • Jan. 12, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    Remember? That was his catch-phrase as one of the Hardy Boys.. Well..Gotta go..its almost time for "The Donny and Marie Show" (Remember the Star Wars episode?)..Fuck im an old nerd

  • Jan. 12, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Shaun cassidy did nothing

    by optimus122

    to prevent Invasion from being cancelled..he didn't speak up at all for it because he had other shows he wanted to get on the damn networks..fuck him.

  • Jan. 12, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Forgot to renew my Tiger Beat subscription

    by Baron Karza

    But that name jarred my brain..

  • Jan. 12, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Come on everybody get down that's

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks


  • Jan. 12, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I had a plastic Shaun Cassidy guitar

    by CherryValance

    when I was two. I find it interesting that they're getting something going. I don't know what it all means, but anything that signals an end to this nonsense is good news.

  • Jan. 13, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST

    I still mourn the loss of American Gothic...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...Invasion wasn't bad either, mainly due to the great William Fichtner, but it did meander a bit too much for a bit too long. Still, would have been nice to see a second series to wrap things up better. As for this, I'll give it a shot, and doesn't sound anything like BBC's recent Jekyll to me (which was a lot of fun, though hardly perfect).

  • Jan. 13, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    American Gothic

    by Virtual Satyr

    Was one of the greatest shows ever. Any fan of Stephen King..especially fans of Randall Flagg need to watch this show. Gary Cole as Lucas Buck was one of the greatest TV performances of all time.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    ALL of his ideas = "borrowed"

    by ArcadianDS

    but that doesn't make them bad or wrong. Invasion was a retelling of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and I'm pretty sure everyone knew that going in, and said, "well okay - thats a story I'd like to see updated and refreshed a bit." And in my opinion, he did a fantastic job of pumping new life into a tired, worn-out movie script.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    "Look at me, I'm Sean Cassidy!"

    by dr_john_zoidberg

    "You know, Sean Cassidy, from the Hardy Boys? He's a private eye. Plus he had like...10 eyes."