'Parenthood' Casts 'Idol' Contestant Paul McDonald
If reports are true, you'll never believe the role he's going to play
Seven performers finished ahead of him on Season 10. But "American Idol" loser Paul McDonald has just won himself a major TV role. According to TVLine, the singer-songwriter has been cast by NBC's "Parenthood" in a multi-episode arc.
In his acting debut, McDonald will play -- who could have guessed in a thousand years? -- a musician. While renting the Luncheonette -- the recording studio owned by Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Adam (Peter Krause) -- McDonald's character will become involved with Amber (Mae Whitman), who works as the new studio assistant.
TV stardom can be a great boon to a music career. Look what starring on "The Heights" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" did in the '90s for Jamie Walters.
OK, bad example.
Season 4 of "Parenthood" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Remember Rebecca Budig and Bob Guiney?
That's what people will be saying about McDonald and Nikki Reed a year from now.
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has a little more cred in the entertainment business than in the final 10 of some season of "American Idol." Not that it's not impressive because it's not. But when he has an Emmy or a Grammy or an Oscar, like Jennifer Hudson who also was tossed from a recent season of "American Idol" but roared back with a h