Pilots ready for takeoff

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Boston Globe
March 23, 2010

It’s pilot week in Boston and beyond.

Yesterday, the crew of “Boston’s Finest’’ filmed scenes for its pilot at the South End Buttery. The detective show will star Katee Sackhoff of “Battlestar Galactica’’ and “24’’ fame, as well as Goran Visnjic, of “ER,’’ Nia Long, of “Third Watch,’’ and Treat Williams, who has been in just about everything.

Elliot Norton Award-winning actress Kate Burton, who played Everett-native Ellen Pompeo’s mom on “Grey’s Anatomy’’ and appears in the new Robert Pattinson movie, “Remember Me,’’ isn’t listed in the Internet Movie Database as being involved with “Boston’s Finest,’’ but she was spotted at the Buttery during yesterday’s shoot. A local buying coffee overheard Burton complaining that she had lost her bag during filming.

In other pilot news, “The Quinn-Tuplets,’’ a show starring Amber Tamblyn of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’’ and Anna Chlumsky of “My Girl,’’ is set to film scenes today in Lowell. Locals in Mill City shouldn’t be fazed when they see camera crews around town. Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell filmed much of their movie “The Fighter’’ around Lowell last year.

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