Here’s a bunch of casting news from the last few days.
– TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports that former “Without A Trace” star Eric Close has grabbed a recurring role on FX’ upcoming Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk series “American Horror Story”. He will play Hugo, a handsome cad who appears in various flashbacks to the 1980s. “American Horror Story” launches October 5.
– Also per Michael Ausiello, Parker Posey has joined the cast of CBS’s “The Good Wife” for a recurring part. She will first appear in an October episode as Eli Gold’s (Alan C-umming) estranged wife. “The Good Wife” launches its third season on Sunday, September 25, at 9/8c PM.
– Per E!Online’s Tierney Bricker, Katheryn Winnick (“Bones”) will guest star on “Nikita” in the second season’s fourth episode, airing in October. She will play Kelly, Nikita’s former partner that got left behind when Nikita escaped division. More about the reason of the reunion can be found by hitting the link above.
– Stephen Collins (“7th Heaven”), Dee Wallace (“E.T.”) and singer Josh Groban have all joined the cast of NBC’s “The Office”, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports. Collins and Wallace will play Andy’s parents, while Groban has come aboard as Andy’s brother.
– TV Guide’s Adam Bryant reports that Kelli Williams (“Lie To Me”) has signed on for a guest spot on CBS’ “The Mentalist”. In the episode airing October 6, Williams will play a woman who once hired Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) when he was still a pretend psychic.
– In related news, Michael Rady (“Melrose Place”) has also joined the cast of “The Mentalist” as Luther Wainwright, the new head of CBI. Freh-faced and with little experience, he’s a quick learner, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports.
– Per TV Guide’s Adam Bryant, veteran actor William Atherton (“Die Hard”) will guest star on a next season episode of ABC’s “Castle”. He will play Dr. Ari Weiss, a “life-extension researcher” who dedicated his work to cryogenic freezing. When Castle and Beckett have to solve a murder case wihtout a victim, they end up checking with Weiss’ frozen corpses. Chilling, indeed…
– Per EW’s James Hibberd Goran Visnjic (“ER”) has booked a four-episode arc on ABC’s upcoming drama “Pan Am”. He plays “a sexy Yugoslavian immigrant torn between his communist Eastern Bloc homeland and the potential freedoms and opportunities of the West.” “Pan Am” debuts September 25.