Pop star Jewel has been added to the cast of Rob Lowe's new TV drama THE LYON'S DEN in a bid to save the show.

Despite the sexy singer's romantic scenes with Lowe reportedly being cut because producers feared they weren't sexy enough, the episode she filmed for the show will air on Sunday (30NOV03) in a last-ditch attempt to save the series.

The Lyon's Den was originally pulled from the schedule earlier this month (NOV03) after receiving lukewarm ratings.

But, despite the boost of landing Jewel as an onscreen love interest, Lowe, who quit another legal drama, The West Wing, earlier this year (03) isn't hopeful about his TV future.

He says, "It would be great if we were picked up, but I think the writing is on the wall.

"Clearly this was not the year to be in the network TV business."

28/11/2003 19:35