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Eric McCormack looks ahead to this Friday’s release of “Alien Trespass,” a possible new TV role and a return to stage in “The Fantasticks”

eric1Just got back from The Four Seasons Hotel where I attended a part of the press day for the terrific sci-fi adventure Alien Trespass starring Eric McCormack.

I’ll have some more from the interview with Eric, other cast members and director R.W. Goodwin this week with the film set for release in 40 theaters on Friday. But first wanted to share a few tidbits I got from Eric, the Emmy winning star of Will & Grace and the current TNT show Trust Me.

But Trust Me, a fun show set in a Chicago advertising agency, has been plagued by low ratings which is a pity because I really enjoyed seeing Eric and co-star Tom Cavanagh together on screen. The series debuted in January but is not likely to see a second season. So just in case, Eric has a starring role in an untitled ABC comedy pilot from Tad Quill (Scrubs) and plays a heart surgeon and new dad.

“I did a pilot because I don’t think Trust Me is going to go again,” he said. “The pilot is one of many for ABC so who knows. But it is a return to comedy. I think the feeling was that perhaps it was the wrong time of year. TNT has a brand and we didn’t really fit into the brand. We were funnier and lighter than their drama. Perhaps it just needed (to run in) the summer or something.”

I’m really excited about this bit of news that Eric shared: “I’m going back to the stage next month, I’m doing The Fantasticks for Reprise! (At UCLA Live) It’s only a two-week run. I like to mix it up.”

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