John Taylor is to play Christina Applegate’s boyfriend on her hit TV show “Samantha Who.” Samantha starts dating a former ’80s pop star, but doesn’t know who he is. The Duran Duran bassist will play the part of Tommy Wylder, an ’80s pop star that Samantha and Dena had crushes on when they were teens.
Taylor’s character enjoys the fact that Samantha is unaware of his pop star status, thanks to her amnesia. Eventually Samantha regains that part of her memory and she soon becomes an obsessed fan.
Taylor’s solo material will also be featured in the show.