It's only the network's second scripted series ever, but E! certainly seems to know what its doing with The Arrangement. In this new series, Christine Evangelista plays actress Megan Morrison, who enters into a contract position as the paid girlfriend and future wife of movie star Kyle West (Josh Henderson) — and who must abide by the rules of the Institute For The Higher Mind, the mysterious self-help organization to which Kyle belongs. Now that the show's premiere season is almost over, however, the biggest question is whether or not The Arrangement will return for Season 2.
Good news for anybody who’s dying to know what happens to Megan Morrison next: back in April, Deadline reported that The Arrangement has been picked up for another season. Details are still vague, but it will most likely be for another 10 episodes, and odds are we’ll have to wait another year for its release. Although, you never know — E!’s first scripted series, The Royals, began its first season in March like The Arrangement did, and Season 2 started right after in November.
Even though it might not be that long before The Arrangement comes back, fans are bound to go through some serious withdrawal without Christine Evangelista, Josh Henderson, and the rest of the glamorous cast livening up their TV screens every week. But before they all played famous Hollywood celebrities who are definitely not scientologists, a lot of them were just regular old working actors hustling in all kinds of different projects. Here’s where you might have seen them before:
Most people probably know him best for his work in TV on shows like Desperate Housewives and the 2012 Dallas revival, or even his time on the WB reality show Popstars. But did you know that 10 years ago he also appeared in several music videos by High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale, including this one for “He Said, She Said?” Ahh, what a simple and glorious time, the late aughts were.
Sure, she might have completely disappeared on The Walking Dead lately (above), but Christina’s first major role was in Lucky 7, the short-lived ABC series about a group of gas station attendees who win the lottery together. Unfortunately, only two episodes aired before the show was cancelled, and ABC's never done anything with the rest of them. At least now she's doing pretty well for herself, right?
Arrow fans will definitely recognize Doig as Talia al Ghul, the daughter of R’as al Ghul who’s currently trying to take revenge on Oliver Queen for her father’s death. But she’s been working on the science fiction circuit for years on shows like V, Smallville, Andromeda, the 4400, and Stargate SG-1, where she played Dr. Carolyn Lam for seasons 9 and 10. Oh man, and in case you were wondering, her Instagram is pretty dang hilarious.
Who could forget Michael Vaughn from Alias? Vartan also starred in the TNT drama Hawthorne alongside Jada Pinkett-Smith, the USA drama Satisfaction, and as a suitor of Norman Bates’ mother in The Bates Motel on A&E.
If you saw F. Gary Gray’s amazing N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, then you’ve definitely seen Patterson before; she was Easy E’s wife, Tomica, and there’s no way she did not break your heart during the end of that movie. She's also played bit parts in Elementary and Bloodline, and recently starred in an August Wilson play on Broadway, which is probably why she got to attend the premiere of Denzel Washinton's Fences movie (above).
With any luck, we'll get to see more of these talented people as soon as possible when The Arrangement returns. Until then, I guess you could always watch some old episodes of the TV show to relive the magic, right?