Date: 13th February 2001
Timothy Bottoms, last seen starring in series television as the father in the 1991 version of Land of the Lost, will play George W. Bush in Matt Stone and Trey Parker's live-action That's My Bush, Comedy Central announced Monday.
The sitcom from the South Park creators is slated to debut on April 4 at 10:30. Bottoms is perhaps best remembered for a tour-de-force performance in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show. Noting that the press release announcing Bottoms' casting was headlined "Bottoms Is Bush!" Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes commented today (Tuesday): "Poor Bottoms will wonder for the rest of his life whether he landed the job merely for the tee-hee value of his last name."
Source: Studio Briefing