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New pilot for Shiri – “Light Years”

Hollywood Reporter/Reuters reports that Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha and Kerr Smith are going to star in the CW’s pilot “Light Years” which centers on foster kid Lux, played by Brittany Robertson.

The Liz Tigelaar-penned dramedy centers on foster kid Lux (Brittany Robertson) who, on her 16th birthday, tracks down her slacker biological father, bar owner Nick “Baze” Basile (Polaha), and her mother, morning radio host Cate Campbell (Appleby), who haven’t spoken since high school when their one-night stand resulted in pregnancy.

Smith plays Ryan, Campbell’s boyfriend and co-host on the show.

[…] Like its predecessor the WB, the CW tends to go unrealistically young in the motherly department. Lauren Graham was barely 33 when she was cast as the mom of a teenage daughter in “Gilmore Girls,” 14 1/2-years older than screen daughter Alexis Bledel.

Please read the article in full on www.reuters.com

The pilot is not just a WB reunion for Shiri Appleby (Roswell) and Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek).

Kristoffer Polaha who portrays the biological father Nick Basile of the 16 year old girl made a guest appearance in Roswell’s third season.

In #311 I Married An Alien Kristoffer played Eric Hughes – reporter – and old friend of Isabel’s husband Jesse.