Last month, I nearly lost my mind with happiness when I heard that TNT had ordered a pilot about a crime-solving golden retriever. Now the show has cast its lead: “Battlestar Galactica” alum Tricia Helfer, whose inspirational 2007 Playboy shoot remains a revelation. Oh, and Gerald McRaney will be there too. Tits or GTFO, dude.
Scent Of The Missing centers on Susannah (Helfer), a tenacious, strong-willed K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer who works with an equally determined partner — her mischievous golden retriever, Puzzle. McRaney will play her father, Jerry. The dog has not been cast yet. [Deadline]
Listen to me, TNT. It’s not too late to have a corgi in that role. Shake things up. Cast against type. I mean, people want a black James Bond. A corgi cop is the next logical casting shakeup.