Some updates in the regular casts have surfaced this week. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that Barry Sloane, who plays Aiden Mathis, Emily Thorne’s partner-in-revenge, on ABC’s “Revenge”, has been promoted to the status of series regular. Continue Reading
Even though Eric Dane and Kim Raver left ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” recently, they won’t be living off welfare anytime soon.
Dane, whose final farewell as Dr. Mark Sloan aka McSteamy on the ABC medical drama aired last Thursday, is set to topline TNT’s drama pilot “The Last Ship”, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports.
And more casting news have appeared.
- Vanessa Marcil and Tom Arnold have both scored guest parts on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O”, per TVLine’s Vlada Gelman and TVGuide’s WIlliam Keck. Marcil will appear in a November episode as a therapist Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) suspect of messing with his mind upon her involvement in a murder case. Arnold will guest star in the current season’s ninth episode as the main villain, in a case about a Girl Scout outing that Steve and Danny (Scott Caan) visit.
Another round of castings, but this time, I don’t have the time do go down to the very last actor being cast, so here are those that mostly include familiar names and faces.
- Per TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, Lisa Edelstein (“House”) has signed on to guest star on the upcoming seventh episode of CBS’ newest crime drama “Elementary”. She will play Heather Vanowen, a charismatic head of a high-end PR consulting firm. She will be involved in a case of a deadly bombing of which her company was the target of.
Additionally, per TVLine’s Kimberly Roots, Callie Thorne (“Necessary Roughness”) will guest star on “Elementary”’s sixth episode, playing Terry D’Amico, a veteran NYPD detective who was Captain Gregson’s (Aidan Quinn) former partner. She gets involved in a case where the question arises if she and the captain might have imprisoned the wrong man for several home invasions with deadly outcome a few years back. Continue Reading
Well, looks like Captain Hook is, well, hooked for more.
TVGuide’s Natalie Abrams reports today that Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue, who was cast over the summer to play the nefarious Captain Hook on ABC’s fairy tale drama “Once Upon A Time”, has been upped to a series regular on the show – even before we’ve seen him for the first time.
After Bree Turner has been made a series regular at the start of its second season, NBC’s “Grimm” is now adding another female regular to the fold.
Per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, Claire Coffee, who plays mischievous Hexenbiest Adalind on the NBC creepfest, has been upped to full series regular status a few episodes into season 2.
After an intense news day which was pretty much all about Emmy night, here are some other things that transpired.
- ABC Family has announced that Teri Polo (“The West Wing”) and Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) have been cast in ABC Family’s drama pilot “The Fosters”, which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. It tells the story of Stef and Lena Foster, a mixed race couple who are raising a biological son, along with several adopted children. When Lena decides to take in Callie, a troubled teen with an abusive past, Callie’s disruptive ways threaten to turn the Fosters lives upside down.
Polo will portray Stef Foster, a tough but kind police officer who is not eager to add to their already large brood, but soon realizes her family may be Callie’s best hope for a better life. Saum will portray Lena Foster, an altruistic school principal, who is determined to save as many kids as she can and agrees to take in Callie without Stef’s knowledge.
And here, before the Emmys really will take over this day, are a few items from the very recent past that need mentioning.
- According to TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, “Treme” co-creator David Simon announced at a screening at the Joy Theater in New Orleans yesterday that the HBO drama was renewed for a fourth and final season, which gives the producers the total season run they had envisioned.
Matthew Broderick is headed back to TV.
ABC has just announced that the veteran actor (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “The Producers”) will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of its hit sitcom “Modern Family”.
Time for another big casting update.
- Per EW’s Tim Stack, veteran actor F. Murray Abraham (“Amadeus”, “The Name of the Rose”) has been added to the cast of Showtime’s upcoming second season of “Homeland”, where he’ll play the heavily recurring role of Dar Adul, “a brilliant intelligence operative in his 60-70’s. He has worked all over the world for the Special Activities Division of the CIA.”
Finally finding some time to add what has transpired all over the news sites lately.
- Robin Williams might be headed back to the small screen, per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva. David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal”, “The Practice”) has written a script that CBS is looking to pick up. It’s a single-camera workplace comedy that would have Williams star as a brilliant ad executive who works alongside his daughter.
And here’s today’s News Pack featuring the most important stories so far.
- MTV has decided to end its successful reality show “Jersey Shore” after its upcoming sixth season, it has announced. The final season will start Thursday, October 4, at 10 PM ET/PT.
And here’s what’s been happening in the casting department lately. I’m still very busy at the moment, as you might have noticed from the lack of updates lately, so here are only a few things that I think need to be out there.
- Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) – and her new haircut – have joined CBS’ “Two And A Half Men” for a two-episode arc, per TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. She will play “Missi, an old family friend of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) who comes to visit for a week and develops a relationship with Jake (Angus T. Jones) when he comes home from the army.”
The folks at TVLine are outdoing themselves in casting news at the moment. But that’s normal, since all shows are in full production mode for the first batch of episodes of the new season, which usually consists of 8 to 10 episodes in a row – so they need lots of actors to fill the roles.
ABC’s “Suburgatory” has scored quite the coup for its upcoming second season, per Michael Ausiello.
When “The Mentalist” returns to CBS for its fourth season in the fall, there will be some familiar faces returning in various episodes.
So, if you don’t want to know who will return to the veteran CBS procedural, don’t jump ahead. All others…