In a first for veteran CBS comedy, “How I Met Your Mother” has added a new series regular for its upcoming final season.
Cristin Milioti, who was identified as the titular “mother” in this week’s season finale, will be part of the regular cast when the show returns in the fall, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports.
And the good news keep on coming.
Showtime has just announced that it has picked up its Emmy-winning drama “Homeland” for a third season.
12 new episodes will premier next year.
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
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.”
And… I’m back!
And to start off, some good news that have transpired late last week from Showtime.
The cable network has announced that it has renewed its comedy “Episodes”, starring Matt LeBlanc, for a third season. Production is set to begin next year on nine half-hour episodes.
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Over the last few days, several fall shows have issued trailers to promote the coming new season.
Here are six of them. Enjoy after the jump!
At Showtime’s executive session of TCA press tour, network president David Nevins confirmed that “The Big C” has indeed been renewed for a fourth season. But it comes with a twist.
The fourth season will not only be the show’s final hooray, but it’ll also be quite the short one.
When Canadian fantasy series “Lost Girl” returns to local broadcaster Showcase in the fall for its third season, it’ll have one more badass woman to offer.
Linda Hamilton (“Terminator”, “Chuck”) has signed on to guest star in the new season’s 10th episode as Acacia, “a tough, sexy and ruthless assassin who has enjoyed a storied and deadly career,” TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich reports.
Syfy, which airs “Lost Girl” in the U.S., will resume its airing of the second season of “Lost Girl” this Friday, at 10/9c, with the second season finale slated for September 14. Season three is said to air some time in 2013.
And on to more casting news.
Hank Moody is about to meet someone who might actually have one up on him.
Showtime has announced in a press release that iconic rock star Marilyn Manson will guest star on the upcoming sixth season of “Californication”.
MTV has set Monday, August 20, at 10.30 PM for the premiere of its new scripted comedy “The Inbetweeners”, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The show follows four teenagers as they go through the rough life of high school and venture into adulthood. It stars Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Mark L. Young and Alex Frnka.
On to other stories.
Joel David Moore / Charisma Carpenter
Maggie Wheeler / Lauren London
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According to TVLine’s Megan Masters, occasional “Bones” lab squintern Joel David Moore is ready to visit some “Men At Work”.
The actor, who recurred on “Bones” up until last year, and might do again next season, will be guest starring in the TBS comedy in an upcoming episode titled “Super Milo”. He will play Doug, an editor of Full Steam Magazine who gets involved in the guys’ kooky competition to hold a staff meeting only with lyrics of popular songs. “Men at Work” airs Thursdays at 10/9c PM on TBS.
And here’s more TV dish.
Ray Romano / Robbie Amell
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At least one of the Bravermans might find out soon that she loves Raymond.
Ray Romano (“Everbody Loves Raymond”) has joined the cast of NBC’s “Parenthood” for multiple episodes, TVLine’s Megan Masters reports. The actor will play a photographer who shows more than just porfesssional interest in Sarah (Lauren Graham) – a fact that of course doesn’t sit too well with Mark (returning Jason Ritter).
Romano debuts in the season four premiere, which is set for Tuesday, September 11 at 10/9c PM.
And on to other news.
It looks like the garden of “Weeds” is about to dry up.
According to EW’s James Hibberd, Showtime has officially canceled its long-running drama “Weeds”, with the upcoming eighth season being the show’s last.
According to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, “Chuck” alumna Yvonne Strahovski has been cast for a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s upcoming seventh season of “Dexter”.
Showtime has announced today that it has picked up two new shows to series for its 2013 lineup.
“Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character, a “fixer” who works for the Los Angeles elite. Wanna bet that his client’s doings are even more dirty than the ones on ABC’s “fixer” series “Scandal”?
Paula Malcolmson (“Caprica”), Pooch Hall (“The Game”), Kate Moennig (“The L Word”), Steven Bauer (“Breaking Bad”), Peter Jacobson (“House”) and Jonathon Schaech (“That Thing You Do!”) co-star.
This just in, from the Hollywood Reporter.
Henry Ian Cusick, who played handsome Stephen Finch on the first season of ABC’s new Shonda Rhimes drama “Scandal”, will not be returning to the cast when the second season launches in the fall. His option was not picked up. On the other hand, Joshua Malina has been upped to a full-fledged series regular for next season.
And here’s what else is happening.
Per TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, Hurley and Shannon are about to meet again.
Maggie Grace has tweeted a picture of herself and her fellow “Lost” co-star Jorge Garcia on the set of Showtime’s “Californication”, where the pair is currently filming a season six episode.
The next season of “Dexter” might still be pretty far away, but the latest casting detail for the Showtime drama which returns Sunday, September 30.
TVLine’s Michael Ausiello has the scoop that Swedish actress Katia Winter, who has recently guest starred on an episode of “NCIS”, will be recurring on “Dexter” next season.
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports today that Showtime has officially picked up its half-hour comedy “Nurse Jackie” for a fifth season.
After the two trailers for “True Blood” earlier today, I can now offer you a first look at the next season of Showtime’s “Dexter” as well, as the cable network has just realeased a first teaser trailer.
Check it out after the jump!