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OMFG Ben Browder in Hellcats?!
I have no clue about the reliability of this source, but she's reporting that my boy Ben Browder has been cast in Hellcats, presumably as Red. I can't even wrap my mind around this news. Can anyone verify if it's true?

In other pilot castings, Ben Browder, repped by Gersh and Hank McCann, rounds out the series regular cast of the CW’s Hellcats.


It also looks like Elena Esovolova is playing Patty. Guys, do you know who that is? Starla from Tall Tales! And I mean Sam's version!

Here's her official pic from IMDb:

At the 2010 Sea to Sky Cheer Championships in Vancouver:

ETA: The Futon Critic confirms Ben's casting! Yay! \o/ *changes icon to applauding Tommy*

HELLCATS (The CW) - Ben Browder ("Stargate SG-1") has joined the cast of the presentation, a drama set in the world of competitive college cheerleading. He'll reportedly play Red Irvine, Lancer University's football coach, "a handsome rogue who never lost the boyishness of youth." He and the Hellcats coach Vanessa Hodge (Sharon Leal) share a history - they had an affair while he, then married at the time, was an assistant coach and she was cheer captain - and now he wants payback (she dumped him after he left his wife without telling her) in the form of getting her fired after one of the Hellcats (Heather Hemmens) gets hurt. Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Gail O'Grady, Matt Barr, Robbie Jones and Sofia Vassilieva also star. Allan Arkush is directing the CBS Television Studios/Warner Bros. Television-based project from a script by Kevin Murphy.


They're still listing Sofia Vassilieva as Patty, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong. I still think she's way too young for the part, and besides, this appears to be Elena arriving at Sea to Sky with Ashley on Sunday:

ETA2: The Futon Critic has now updated their information to reflect the latest casting news:


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huzzlewhat From: huzzlewhat Date: April 14th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Ben Browder??? hired by Tom Welling???? ... ohmyohmyohmyohmyohmy ... my two ideal men just collided in real life.

So what does one do once one was reached Nirvana? Hope for the producer to do a guest-starring role on the series so that I can see them in the same scene, I guess? 'Cause damn, it's the only thing left. :-)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Hope that they show up at Comic-Con together, but this time Ben kisses Tom?

jeannev From: jeannev Date: April 14th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I think Ben will look very fetching in his little cheerleader uniform.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about him playing a pervy jerk, but who cares? It's BEN!! If the pilot goes to series, I demand a Claudia Black guest appearance!

Does Tommy know how to pick a cast, or what?
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! I can't even believe it!

The casting has been exceptional, hasn't it?
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: April 14th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I really hope so!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, too! LOVE him!
tasabian From: tasabian Date: April 14th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know Ben's work but judging from that photo, I would enjoy seeing him & Tom make out.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Ben's awesome! I can't even imagine him not playing the hero, that will be interesting to see.
h2osprincess From: h2osprincess Date: April 14th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I think my head might have just exploded. TW and BB associated with the same project?!?! *spazzes*

Farscape was my first fandom!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
When I first saw the news in my email, I wanted to scream! And I was in a budget meeting at the time, it would have been terribly unprofessional. :)
homicidalfink From: homicidalfink Date: April 14th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I just...

No words.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope it's true. It would be entirely awesome.
christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: April 14th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for sharing all these. I don't know Ben Browder but I can see that all of you like him and I'm happy Tom knows how to pick them :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Ben is wonderful! An amazing actor, and he seems like a truly special person as well. I just can't believe how this show keeps casting people I already adore!
duskwillow From: duskwillow Date: April 14th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I just died and went to heaven!!
Two of my favourite guys, same show. *swoons*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I want BTS pics of them together, STAT! They've already had many imaginary conversations in my head. :D

And I want a Smallville guest appearance next season!
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: April 14th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! Ben Browder? T, are we dreaming? This cast is just getting better and better!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! They saved the best for last! :)
trystan830 From: trystan830 Date: April 14th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

ok, i might watch this then. heh.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: April 14th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I said the exact same thing. LOL
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: April 14th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Criton and Winona! My other OTP!! *flails* I may actually have to watch this now. *returns to uncontrolled flailing*

*wonders if "uncontrolled flailing" is an oxymoron*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 14th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do feel compelled to point out that Winona probably won't show up on Hellcats. ;) But maybe Ben could stash her somewhere in the football coach's cluttered office, where sharp-eyed fans could spot her. Kind of like what they did with that Firefly prop on Castle this season.
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: April 15th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know Ben Browder. Sounds like I need to read up on him really fast!

I love the rachelism. No BIG DEAL. Yeah, right.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 9th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Ben Browder is out, sadly, and I hear they didn't even include his footage in the pilot presentation. :( But for the record, he is entirely awesome. He starred in Farscape, and also the last couple of seasons of Stargate SG-1. He hasn't been in anything since that show ended, so I was really looking forward to seeing him on my TV screen again.
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