By Ernio Hernandez
18 Oct 2007
|Photo by CBS/Robert Voets|
Jackman executive produces the new hour-long series based on the BBC show "Viva Blackpool." "Viva Laughlin!" airs at 10 PM (ET/PT). The show will continue in its regular time slot Sundays at 8 PM. (Check your local listings.)
"Viva Laughlin!" is billed as "a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nevada." Contemporary songs are used in the series "to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story," according to show notes. (The second episode will feature the Elton John song "I'm Still Standing" and the Knickerbockers' "Money [That's What I Want]".)
The cast features Lloyd Owen, Mδdchen Amick, Eric Winter, DB Woodside, P.J. Byrne, Ellen Woglom and Carter Jenkins. Jackman and fellow stage veteran Melanie Griffith (Chicago) both make appearances in the show as recurring characters.
For more on the series, visit cbs.com.