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Casting News: Virginia Madsen to be a Part of ‘The Event’

by Lynn DeVries on December 14, 2010 · 0 comments

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BERLIN - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Virgina Madsen attends the 'Father Of Invention' Press Conferenec during day five of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 15, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Reports are everywhere that The Event has been struggling for ratings. But people who love the show are fiercely loyal to it and want it to stay on the air. So NBC is apparently doing a bit of re-working of the series while it’s taking its mid-season break.

One big change we can look forward to is a new recurring character that will be played by Oscar nominee Virgina Madsen. You may know her from her past roles in Sideways and Scoundrels. Here’s how her character is described:

Catherine Lewis is the widow of a US senator from Alaska who has taken over her late husbands post. A former powerhouse attorney, the Harvard graduate is determined to carry out her husband’s legacy at any cost.

In spite of the dismal ratings, The Event is one of the most DVRed series on TV right now, so NBC is trying to help it succeed. The Event will return to prime time on Mondays beginning on February 28 at 9:00 pm ET.

[Source: TV Squad]

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