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Keri Russell Nabs Pilot Lead: Are 'Felicity' Alums Taking Over TV?

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Mar 07, 2012 | 10:32am EST

Keri RussellWhat do you do when you graduate from high school? Naturally, you follow your oblivious crush to college, hoping to earn his love over the course of the next four years. But what do you do when you graduate from college? Well, you wait ten years, gather all of the people you know, and then you all take over television together. That’s called the Felicity Method.

Felicity star Keri Russell is taking on a spy drama called The Americans for FX. The series is set during the Cold War—Russell and an uncast male will play a pair of KGB agents posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. To add to the appeal of the show, it was created by actual former CIA agent Joe Weisberg—making him the second most mysterious mastermind to run a show starring Russell.

A handful of other Felicity alumni are dispersing throughout the television waves. Scott Speedman—who played Ben Covington, Felicity’s longtime crush—is returning to TV after a lengthy hiatus for The Last Resort, ABC’s drama pilot about a rogue submarine team overtaking a small island and declaring itself an independent nation. 

Scott Foley—who played Noel Crane, the R.A. and the third point in Felicity’s central love triangle—will be hypnotizing television audiences with those eyes once more in Goodwin Games, Fox’s single-camera comedy about three siblings reconnecting in adulthood. The show will also star Becki Newton.

Finally, Greg GrunbergFelicity’s eccentric inventor Sean Blumberg—has a CBS romantic comedy in the works, about a man whose near-death experience informs him that his best friend is the woman with whom he is meant to be. Grunberg will not be playing the central character.

2012 looks to be a good year for Felicity fans. With all the stars getting back in the game, might there be hope of a cast reunion?

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Source: VultureZap2itDeadlineTVLine
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