Broadway's Lithgow, Diggs, Garber Among Stage Folk in New Fall TV Shows

News   Broadway's Lithgow, Diggs, Garber Among Stage Folk in New Fall TV Shows From Broadway to broadcast television will go some stage stars whose pilots have been picked up for the fall by the major networks. John Lithgow, Taye Diggs, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Victor Garber and playwright Jon Robin Baitz are among the names plucked from the stage.

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Playbill.com offers a rundown of where to find some of your favorite stage veterans on new television series this coming fall season. (All times ET. Check your local listings.)

  • "20 Good Years" NBC (Wednesdays, 8 PM)
    John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Jeffrey Tambor (Glengarry Glen Ross) star with Heather Burns (Fran's Bed, Lobby Hero).
  • "30 Rock" NBC (Wednesdays, 8:30 PM)
    Alec Baldwin (Entertaining Mr. Sloane) appears with "Saturday Night Live" alum Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Tracy Morgan.
  • "Betty the Ugly" ABC (Fridays, 8 PM)
    America Ferrera (Dog Sees God) stars with Vanessa L. Williams (Into The Woods).

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  • "Big Day" ABC (Thursdays, 8 PM)
    Miriam Shor (Dedication, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Wendy Malick (Burleigh Grime$) appear.
  • "The Black Donnellys" NBC (Thursdays, 10 PM, starting in January) Keith Nobbs (Dog Sees God, Romance) is featured.
  • "Brothers & Sisters" ABC (Sundays, 10 PM)
    Calista Flockhart (The Glass Menagerie) stars opposite Ron Rifkin (Cabaret). Jon Robin Baitz (The Paris Letter, Ten Unknowns) writes.
  • "The Class" CBS (Mondays, 8:30 PM)
    Jason Ritter (Third) stars with Andrea Anders (The Graduate), Heather Goldenhersh (Doubt) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
  • "Day Break" ABC (Wednesdays, 9 PM)
    Taye Diggs stars in this mid-season replacement.
  • "Jericho" CBS (Wednesdays, 8 PM)
    Michael Gaston (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg) appears.
  • "Justice" FOX (Wednesdays, 9 PM)
    Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd, Assassins) stars.
  • "Kidnapped" NBC (Wednesdays, 10 PM)
    Jeremy Sisto (Festen), Delroy Lindo (Joe Turner's Come and Gone), Dana Delany (Translations) and Timothy Hutton (Prelude to a Kiss) are featured.
  • "Men in Trees" ABC (Fridays, 9 PM)
    Anne Heche (Proof, Twentieth Century) stars along with Emily Bergl (A Touch of the Poet, The Rivals) and Seana Kofoed (The Bald Soprano and The Lesson).
  • "The Nine" ABC (Wednesdays, 10 PM)
    Tim Daly (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial) and Scott Wolf (Side Man, Observe the Sons of Ulster...) are in the cast.
  • "Notes from the Underbelly" ABC (Thursdays, 8:30 PM)
    Jennifer Westfeldt (Wonderful Town) stars.
  • "Six Degrees" ABC (Thursdays, 10 PM)
    Hope Davis (Spinning Into Butter), Campbell Scott (Ah, Wilderness!) and Dorian Missick (A Soldier's Play) are in the cast.
  • "Smith" CBS (Tuesdays, 10 PM)
    Ray Liotta (Match) stars with Chris Bauer (A Streetcar Named Desire).
  • "Standoff" FOX (Tuesdays, 8 PM)
    Rosemarie DeWitt (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea) costars with Gina Torres (The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public).
  • "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" NBC (Wednesdays, 10 PM)
    A Few Good Men playwright Aaron Sorkin pens for stars Matthew Perry (Sexual Perversity in Chicago), Amanda Peet (Barefoot in the Park), Bradley Whitford (A Few Good Men, Three Days of Rain), Sarah Paulson (The Glass Menagerie, Colder Than Here), Steven Weber (The Producers) and Timothy Busfield (A Few Good Men). Evan Handler (Six Degrees of Separation, I Hate Hamlet), Michael Stuhlbarg (The Pillowman, Cabaret) and Donna Murphy (Wonderful Town) also appear.
  • "'Til Death" FOX (Thursdays, 8 PM)
    Brad Garrett (The Odd Couple) and Joely Fisher (Cabaret) star with Eddie Kaye Thomas (Dog Sees God, The Diary of Anne Frank).
  • "The Wedding Album" FOX (January, Fridays, 9 PM)
    Ashlie Atkinson (Fat Pig) appears. Due to the expansive nature of television, this list is not comprehensive.