Famous Actors Kids Are All Getting Their Own TV Pilots

Sean Astin and Patty Duke

What the heck is a Roofis Sutherland and why the heck does it have its own CW pilot? Well, he’s a celebrity’s kid and the hot trend in pilot casting seems to be giving famous actor’s kids their own pilots. Just look at Sean Astin. Before he was the star of The Goonies and The Lord of the Rings he was the son of Patty “Identical Cousins Yes They Are” Duke. (Wow, speaking of identical cousins, these two really look alike!) Now he’s going to co-star in CBS’ new pilot Surgeon General. It’s about, and this is a stretch, the Surgeon General of the U.S.

As for the uniquely spelled Roofis Sutherland he is the son of Kiefer Sutherland and grandson of Donald Sutherland, which means this family should probably try to ressurect Dynasty on TBS to give Dallas on TNT a run for its money. Instead, Roofis (I really can’t get over how stoopid the spelling of his name is, so like a celebrity kid) will play notoriously awful prognosticator Nostradamus in Reign, the CW’s attempt to make Mary Queen of Scots trend on Twitter. We wish them, and their famous names, the best of luck. 

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After getting his master's degree in poetry, Senior Writer Brian Moylan started writing about television and pop culture for Gawker, The Guardian, The Washington Blade and a few other reputable publications. Brian has an honorary PhD in “Jersey Shore” studies from the University of Chicago. He's shared his often hilarious views about the tube on VH1, MSNBC, TV Guide Channel, MTV (Canada), BBC radio, and NPR. He can usually be found at his apartment in New York yelling at the TV and dodging calls from Real Housewives. He is a Taurus and likes long walks on the beach, fried chicken, and almost every reality television program ever created (especially “The Swan”).