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Former Mad Men schoolteach Abigail Spencer’s dance card continues to be very full. In addition to playing Daniel Craig’s sweetheart in Cowboys & Aliens (hitting theaters July 29), she can also be spied this summer on the smaller screen, on one of USA Network’s “blue sky” series.
TVLine has learned that in an episode of the new legal dramedy Suits — premiering June 23 and starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams — Spencer will guest as a high-powered attorney who goes toe-to-toe with Macht’s Harvey Specter (aka “the best closer in New York City”). Being onetime Harvard classmates, sparks may fly outside the courtroom as well for the opposing counsels.
The Futon Critic has a review up of Abigail’s pilot that didn’t get picked up, Grace. They have AMAZING things to say about Abgiail!
They also have a review of the pilot that did get picked up, How to Be a Gentleman
CBS just picked up three more new series: dramas Rookies, now The 2-2, which is executive produced by Robert De Niro; and The Rememberer, now Unforgettable, which stars Poppy Montgomery; and David Hornsby’s comedy How To Be a Gentleman. The trio joins drama Person of Interest and comedy Two Broke Girls, which were picked up Friday.
2 great new links up – Abigail has a new tumblr blog up called Think Local Think Global that everyone should check out. It’s also got information about Uganda Project that Abigail has been a part of and the event she hosted this week. The information is also now linked on the sidebar!
Another new event is up in the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery!
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2011 > April 13th: P.S. ARTS Opening Night Party For The LA Antiques Show
Abigail Spencer (Mad Men) has landed the female lead opposite Eric Roberts in ABC’s drama pilot Grace, from writer Krista Vernoff. A dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance, it centers on Michael Grace (Roberts), a famous choreographer who tends to sleep with his dancers and has three daughters with different mothers. He is in danger of losing his studio until his daughter Sarah (Spencer), a former dancer-turned-lawyer, decides to buy her father’s studio and run it for him before he loses it. Spencer, repped by ICM and Untitled, recently filmed the features Cowboys and Aliens and A Haunting in Georgia.
There’s an article found Here about the funeral for Abigail’s father. Sounded like a celebration of his life. Our prayers and thoughts stay with Abigial and her family.
Sad news, it looks like Abigail’s father passed away this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her whole family at this time.
Innerlight grieves: He lived and breathed surf (DAUGHTER’S TRIBUTE)
Yancy Spencer III
Misc. Scoop: Somehow amidst a flurry of movie gigs (including Cowboys & Aliens, Reese Witherspoon’s This Means War and Chad Michael Murray’s The Haunting In Georgia), Mad Men alumna Abigail Spencer found time to write and sell to ABC Family a pilot script called Teach. She sums it up as “Grey’s Anatomy with high school teachers.”