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Casting Call: Zachary Levi

In Casting Call, Shep's Thoughts on January 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

As a loyal and devoted Chuckster, I’m more than slightly saddened to see one of my favorite shows come to an end. (Alright, I may be kinda going through the shakes, but that’s neither here nor there.) I can’t help but remember the saying “For every door that closes, another one opens.” So now it’s time for a fun little game, I like to call Casting Call. Here are my Top 5 shows that I’d love to see Zachary Levi cast in!

5. Alcatraz (Fox)
This one popped into my head when I realize we’ve never seen Zac do “bad” before. We’ve seen him do nerd (Chuck), Disney (Tangled) and heck, if you’ve seen Spiral, you’ve actually seen him as a complete prick. But to my knowledge, he’s never truly been bad. And what’s worse than Alcatraz?
Pros: Alcatraz villains, if not shot in the head, are kept locked up in a secret underground state of the art prison. Read: Recurring role!
Cons: It might kill the image of Flynn Rider forever.

4. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Five years playing a nerd can’t be simply washed away. I would assume it’s like quitting smoking, best not to be done cold turkey. For that I say, the Big Bang Theory! I assume it’s like Chantix for actors who play geeks.
Pros: Jim Parsons + Zachary Levi in a scene together. Need I say more? I needn’t, but I will. here’s your plot. Zach plays a brillant yet socially awkward doctor who steals the heart of one Amy Farah Fowler. Game On.
Cons: None that I can think of at the moment.

3. Community (NBC)
When NBC brings back Community, why not bring it back with a familiar face? He could show up on campus as the hot new student, giving Jeff a run for his money. Britta, Annie, Shirley and Dean Pelton would all swoon, while the guys desperately figure out how to get the attention back on them.
Pros: His comedic genius will shine with Joel McHale.
Cons: Who knows how long we’d have to wait to see it. Damn you hiatus!

2. New Girl (Fox)
Now that douchey Benji’s been punched in the face by Nick’s weird lawyer girlfriend, Schmidt needs a new bro. I can see them becoming the best of friends, until Nick and Winston politely point out that to Schmidt, “Hey, you’re basically dating that guy.”
Pros: The douchebag jar’s funding could probably buy a new apartment for the gang.
Cons: In the end, the d-bag on the New Girl is kinda like highlander: there can only ever be one and Schmidt has to be it.

1. Smash (NBC)
The only bad thing about Chuck was that there never seemed to be a need to highlight Zach’s amazing singing voice. Can’t you just see him as the hot leading man to play opposite Katherine McPhee’s character when she makes her Broadway debut? Plus, he & Kat McPhee already sound wonderful together as evidenced below.
Pros: He’d be singing on TV and I wouldn’t have to suffer through an hour of Glee to see it.
Cons: We don’t yet know if Smash will be a smash.

So, what do YOU guys think? What shows would you love to see Zach in now that Chuck’s gone?

Oh, who am I kidding? I'd watch him read the phone book!