There are those who like the to say the wall has been torn down between television and film, that actors in this day and age are allowed to move freely between the mediums, and that television is no longer a back-up option. This is not true, and will continue not being true until people go out and start seeing movies starring television actors. Quick - name one current television actor with sustained and concurrent film and television success. I can think of one, and that person is Steve Carrell (though, it's not like get smart or evan almighty set the world on fire). Film stars end up on television when they stop being bankable film stars. For this new TV season, Christian Slater's starring role on My Own Worst Enemy is a prime example. Better yet, there's Kiefer Sutherland and 24.