LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter)—Sherman Hemsley of “The Jeffersons” fame is lending his voice to the title character in Fox’s updated version of “Mister Ed.”
Hemsley joins David Alan Basche, who was previously tapped to play Wilbur Post, and Sherilyn Fenn, tapped as Wilbur’s wife.
“Mister Ed” is a remake of the 1960s talking-horse sitcom. This time around, the equine title character has an urban sensibility.
How “urban” can a show about a talking horse be? Is Mr. Ed one of those inner-city horses we see all the time nowadays?
And what the hell happened to Sherilyn Fenn? First she played Pacey‘s Mrs. Robinson-esque boss/stalker on Dawson’s Creek and now she’s playing opposite a horse? What did Audrey Horn do to deserve this? I almost regret having had a crush on her when I was 14.
[via TV Tattle]