Michael Rosenbaum could be promoted to a recurring role on new Fox comedy Breaking In.
The former Smallville star makes a brief appearance in the show’s first episode as Dutch, who becomes involved in a love triangle with Melanie (Odette Yustman) and Cameron (Bret Harrison).
Executive producer Doug Robinson told TVLine: “[Rosenbaum] will probably do at least these six [episodes] that we’re doing [beyond the pilot].”
He added that the character could become a permanent fixture in the office run by Christian Slater’s character Oz.
“We’re thinking about bringing Dutch in the office and making him a part of the team,” he confirmed. “[We’ll] maybe play out that triangle a little bit more.”
The executive producers of Smallville previously revealed that they are struggling in their attempts to convince Rosenbaum to reprise his old role as Lex Luthor.
Breaking In premieres April 6 on Fox.
While Smallville viewers continue to hope that Michael Rosenbaum will reprise the role of Lex Luthor sometime before the CW series signs off forever, there’s good news nonetheless for Rosie’s biggest fans.
TVLine has confirmed that the midseason Fox comedy Breaking In has big plans for Rosenbaum’s character, a crafty peddler of “clean urine” who figures into a potential romantic triangle with the top-shelf computer hackers played by Odette Yustman (Brothers & Sisters) and Bret Harrison (V).
Though not a series regular, Rosenbaum “will probably do at least these six [episodes] that we’re doing [beyond the pilot],” Breaking In exec producer Doug Robinson told me on Tuesday at the TCA winter press tour.
The Smallville alum made quite the impression on the Breaking In team with his cameo in the season premiere. Yustman touted her on-screen beau as a “genius” during the show’s TCA panel, while Robinson called the actor “great.”
In fact, with production on the next six episodes set to start in late February in Los Angeles, Robinson said, “We’re thinking about bringing Dutch into the office and making him a part of the team [fronted by Christian Slater], and maybe play out that triangle a little bit more.”
The silver lining for Smallville fans? Though Rosie has yet to sign off on an encore, sources tell me the show continues to pursue him.
Fox’s Breaking In premieres Wednesday, April 6.
I came home today to some wonderful MR goodies in the form of the official Fox trailer for Michael’s new show Breaking in, credit and thanks go to Laurie Rosenbaum Caldwell over at The Blackstone Project for the link:
I have screencapped his appearence and you can find them in the gallery here:
Fox has given a seven-episode order to “Breaking In,” its midseason comedy starring Christian Slater.
Project is seen as a potential companion to “Raising Hope,” in the likelihood that “Running Wilde” (which hasn’t been given a full-season order) doesn’t move forward.
Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon are exec producers, along with Jack Giarraputo, Doug Robinson and Adam Sandler. Sony Pictures TV is the studio, while Happy Madison is on board as a producer.
Besides Slater, “Breaking In” — which centers on a bunch of security experts — also stars Jareb Dauplaise, Jennifer Irwin, Trevor Moore, Michael Rosenbaum, Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley and Odette Yustman.
Fox orders episodes of Breaking in
Michael has been announced at a convention in Spain running from the 20th-22nd May 2011 prices run from 40€ for a day pass to 600€ for a full weekend pass with extras.
Thanks to @vivianbloom on Twitter for the information.