It’ the new fall season, which typically means new series and familiar faces. Every year the networks try to lure top talent for their top projects and that means celebrities you may have seen many times before in the lead roles. From movie stars to TV veterans this crop of new shows is no different. Here’s a look at the most familiar names coming back into your living rooms in the fall:
11. Wesley Snipes (The Player – NBC)
Yes, that Wesley Snipes. The star of such films as Passenger 57, Major League and Demolition Man is on the comeback trail following a stint behind bars for tax evasion. After returning to the big screen with The Expendables franchise, Snipes now has his sights set on the small screen to cement his comeback…and NBC couldn’t be happier.
In his new series The Player, Snipes plays a mysterious pit boss overseeing Vegas’ most dangerous game. The series revolves around a former military operative turned security expert (Strike Back’s Phillip Winchester) who, after losing his wife, takes a job with Snipes’ team as a vigilante. The twist? High rollers are betting on if he’ll ultimately succeed. Airing after The Blacklist on NBC Thursdays, the odds are good this one will at least get a solid sampling.