From today's Washington Post TV column:
Just in the nick of time, HBO announced Wednesday it had picked up a new drama series called "Luck," about the world of horse racing, which will star Dustin Hoffman and the pilot of which was written by David Milch and directed by Michael Mann, who are executive-producing the project. HBO needed a big scripted-series announcement. Last week, when the Primetime Emmy Award nominations were unveiled, HBO once again had scooped up the most noms by far -- 101, to be exact -- but only three major choices were for TV series work: "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is up for best comedy and best comedy actor, and "True Blood" is up for best drama.
Imagine that! Dustin Hoffman is part of a TV series...even if it IS on HBO. Who's next? Gene Hackman (Hoffman's one-time NYC roommate)? Redford? Harrison Ford? DeNiro? Pacino? Nicholson?
Only if they NEED the work.