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Power Rankings: Just Shoot Me!

21 Nov

(Power Rankings sum up:  Each week, we’ll pick a television show and rank the actors/actresses/contestants/correspondents/etc. based on what they’ve done after the series ended (unless we’re ranking a current series, in which case we’ll have to bend the rules).  Preference will be given to more recent work, but if the work was a long time ago, but much more important/relevant, that will be factored in as well)

Terrible show which somehow lasted seven seasons and wrapped up in 2004.  I didn’t realize there were absolutely no other regular cast members after the main five (Brian Posehn has the sixth most appearances, but it’s in just under thirty episodes, over 100 less than the other cast members – if the other cast members provided nothing to write about, I would have considered using Posehn, but it was unnecessary), but luckily for us, they’ve all been relatively successful after the show’s end, so we have something to work with.

5.  George Segal (as Jack Gallo) – He was in a couple of TV movies, The Amazing Westermans and Fielder’s Choice.  He appeared in episodes of The War At Home, Private Practice, Boston Legal and Pushing Daisies as well as three of Entourage as Murray Berenson, Sloan’s godfather and talent management company head who hires E.  Eventually E finds out Murray has been giving Sloan’s father reports on him and quits Murray’s company to start his own.  He was in 2012 and Love and Other Drugs and co-stars in TV Land sitcom Retired at 35 with Jessica Walter as the father of a 35 year old who moves from New York to live with his parents at a retirement community.

4.  Laura San Giacomo (as Maya Gallo) –  she appeared in films Checking Out and Havoc and then reunited with Just Shoot Me! co-star Enrico Colantoni in three episodes of Veronica Mars, where she played both a client and love interest for Keith Mars.  Her biggest post-Just Shoot Me! Role began in 2007 with a regular role on TNT’s Saving Grace.  She is Holly Hunter’s (the titular Grace) best friend Rhetta Rodriguez, a police forensics expert.  She appeared in all 46 episodes of the show, which lasted for three seasons and ended in 2010.  Since, she’s appeared in episodes of The Defenders, Medium, In Plain Sight, and Hot in Cleveland.

3.  Enrico Colantoni (as Elliot DiMauro) –   He appeared in episodes of Stargate SG-1,Century City, Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and two as a voice in Kim Possible.  He then starred in all three seasons of Veronica Mars as former sheriff, current private investigator and all around awesome dad Keith Mars.  He was in episodes of Numb3rs, Brothers & Sisters, Party Down, Bones and Person of Interest.  He co-starred in Canadian mini-series ZOS: Zone of Separation.  He currently stars in Canadian police series Flashpoint, which has recently received an order for a fifth season.  He also was in Contagion and in The Kennedys mini-series as J. Edgar Hoover.

2.  David Spade (as Dennis Finch) – he lent his voice to Racing Stripes and an episode of Father of the Pride.  He co-starred in the second and third seasons of 8 Simple Rules, appearing after John Ritter died, playing C.J. Barnes, Ritter’s TV widow, Katey Segal’s nephew.  He starred in the films Grandma’s Boy, The Benchwarmers, Grown Ups and appears in this fall’s Jack and Jill.  He played a voice role in The Emperor’s New Groove 2: Krunk’s New Groove and appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.  He’s currently starring in the sixth season (I don’t believe it has six seasons either) of CBS’s Rules of Attraction.  He plays Russell Dunbar, an incompetent manager who is the womanizing single friend to the other main characters.

1.  Wendie Malick (as Nina Van Horn) I want to again note just how impressive it is that there is no loser amongst this cast.  I know there’s only five, but everyone on the list has been at a mininum in the main cast of another show which will last at least more than one season.  That’s really impressive.  I wish I had a lousy 6, 7, and 8 for this list just to highlight how well these five have done.  The order is far from obvious also.  I debated giving Spade the top spot for starring in the longest running show after Just Shoot Me! and one that’s on network TV, but it’s still Rules of Attraction.  Immediately after the end of Just Shoot Me!, Malick started appearing in ten episodes of Frasier as Ronee Lawnrence, Niles and Frasier’s old babysitter who has a romantic interest in Martin.  They get married in the final episode.  She voiced Principal Folson on 16 episodes of Disney cartoon Fillmore!  She was in episodes of Wild Card and Rita and in five episodes of the short-lived animated Father of The Pride series asVictoria, a white tiger with a drinking problem.  She also had voice roles in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Emperor’s New Groove 2: Kronk’s New Groove, The X’s, Brother Bear 2 and The Life and Times of Tim.  She appeared in Waiting… and Racing Stripes as well as an episode of Out of Practice before co-starring in one season ABC sitcom Jake in Progress alongside John Stamos.  Malick plays Stamos’ boss at the PR agency where he works.  She co-starred in the short-lived Big Day, a sitcom in which the whole series takes place on the main character’s wedding day (starring Marla Sokoloff, which came up in last week’s Power Rankings).  She was in episodes of ‘Til Death and Pushing Daisies and movies Adventureland, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Goods:  Live Hard, Sell Hard, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.  Malick is currently starring in TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland which has aired for two seasons and been renewed for a 24-episode third season.