I was just telling a friend how surprising -- but completely correct -- it was that Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton seem to be having the most success post-"Friday Night Lights." While Hollywood logic would dictate that the plethora of hot young newcomers would go on to bigger and better things -- leaving the 40-something "mom and dad" in the dust -- Chandler (always a TV actor) has suddenly found himself an in-demand feature film actor ("Super 8," "Argo" and four pictures in the can), while Britton had a hit with Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story," before moving to the lead role in "Nashville." (IMDB also lists a slew of upcoming projects for her, including on the big screen.) Taylor Kitsch, the ridiculously sexy Tim Riggins, was Hollywood's obvious pick for the next big thing. But after a string of high-profile disasters -- "John Carter," "Battleship" and "Savages" -- it will be interesting to see if he gets a
second fifth chance. Adrianne Palicki's "Lone Star" got cancelled after a couple episodes, and her "Wonder Woman" pilot (thankfully) didn't even get picked up at all. (Next up for her is the big-screen "Red Dawn," about a group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers, which looks horrendous.) Minka Kelly's "Charlie's Angels' got cancelled after a couple of episodes, as did Zach Gilford's "Off the Map." (I'm not sure if his new show, "The Mob Doctor," is fairing any better.) I have, however, seen that the great Landry (Jesse Plemons) has a recurring role on "Breaking Bad." And I also saw him in P.T. Anderson's "The Master." And now it's come to my attention that hunky Matt Lauria (above) -- aka Luke Cafferty -- has a recurring role on "Parenthood," a show I gave up on because I was convinced it was going to be cancelled. (Apparently Lauria also played a himbo on an episode of "30 Rock." ) It looks like the "Parenthood" producers are using him wisely as well -- in underwear scenes in the ocean -- while the grown-ups get the real acting jobs!