Thiessen Finds New Zip Code on Fall TV

Been staying up late contemplating what happened to Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tiffani Thiessen (yep, she dropped the "Amber" hyphenate)? How about former ER youngster Kellie Martin or rapper Tone-Loc? Well, say goodbye to insomnia — the former buzz-binners are among a slew of vets planning TV pilots.

Thiessen, Martin, and Loc — like Adam Arkin, John Stamos, and Fred Willard — will appear in fall TV efforts, Variety reports.

Thiessen, whose Something About Tiffani pilot was recently rejected by ABC, will star in a different NBC comedy pilot from former Seinfeld scribe Steve Koren. She'll play a grad student/research assistant who helps a male pal with his thesis.

Arkin (Chicago Hope) has joined the Fox drama pilot The Third Degree as Konigsberg, an ex-cop-turned-professor at the project's criminology academy.

Willard, who was hilarious as a clueless dog show commentator in Best of Show, and Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live) have signed on to Maybe I'm Adopted, a comedy pilot for the WB.

Martin, who met a vicious end on ER last year, has joined Jeffrey Tambor in ABC's unfortunately named Man of the Kitchen project.

Also at ABC, Loc — best known for the rap hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" — will play a government agent opposite former Full House star John Stamos in Thieves.

Reuters contributed to this story.

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