‘Nikita’ Promotes Devon Sawa to a Series Regular

Devon Sawa

Devon Sawa has been bumped up to a series regular.

TVLine reports, the Canadian actor who has recurred on”Nikita” since  the first season has been promoted. Sawa plays Owen Elliot on the CW’s drama.

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“We are very happy about the return of Owen and looking forward to the excitement he will bring to an already exciting cast,” Nikita creator and showrunner Craig Silverstein told TVLine.
“Nikita” premieres Friday, Oct. 19, at 9/8c.

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Amanda Setton, Stephen Tobolowsky Join ‘The Mindy Project’

Fox’s new comedy, “The Mindy Project” is getting three new cast members. Amanda Setton, Stephen Tobolowsky have joined the cast of “Mindy Project” as series regular, while Ike Barinholtz will recur.

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“Gossip Girl” vet, Amanda Setton will play Shauna Dicanio, a Jersey-born office manager of [Mindy’s medical practice]. Setton’s character also collects unpaid patient bills.

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Stephen Tobolowsky, “Glee” veteran will star as Dr. Marc Shulman. Shulman is the head of Mindy’s practice. Tobolowsky joins “The Mindy Project” as a series regular.

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Meanwhile, a new male nurse, Morgan Tookers at Mindy’s medical practice will be played by Ike Barinholtz. Barinholtz’s character is an ex-con who was hired despite his lack of hygiene, and formal qualifications. Morgan Tookers is later described as fiercely loyal to his co-workers.

The new cast  join cast members Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, and Zoe Jarman.“The Mindy Project” is set to premiere Sept. 25 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.

TNT Orders a Third Season of ‘Falling Skies’

Noah Wyle in Falling Skies

The Skitters will be back for a third season.

The critically acclaimed drama which stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter, has been renewed for a season of  10 episodes. The third season is slated to air in 2013.

“Falling Skies is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that’s told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With all the memorable and surprising moments taking place during the second season of Falling Skies, we can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and Falling Skies‘ terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three.”

“Falling Skies” renewal comes in the wake of previously renewed “Rizzoli & Isles” and ‘Dallas.’

The series currently airs Sundays at 9 p.m ET on TNT.

‘90210’ Casts Wes Brown & Trai Byers and More Casting News

Wes Brown and Trai Byers head to “90210.”

The “True Blood” vet, Wes Brown has been cast as Taylor. The recurring role is described as a “hot, club promoter who is irresistible to women and is used to getting what he wants through charm, determination and wit. He’s focused on his career, really loves music, and has a great eye for new talent — which will include Adrianna [Jessica Lowndes].”

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Also joining the show is Trai Byers. Byers has been cast as Alec, a recurring role. Alec is described as a “young, hot Ivy League educated ‘tech’ guy who is Max’s (Josh Zuckerman) business partner. He is charming and attractive but more focused on his business than personal relationships, and will stop at nothing to protect what he considers his.”

“90210” returns Monday, Oct. 8 on CW.

More casting news!

“NCIS'” trio: Tony DiNozzo, Timothy McGee and Abby Sciuto will return for at least two more seasons. Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette have all signed new deals with TV’s most-watched drama series, Deadline reports.

Related: Fall Scoop: CBS Reveals Premiere Dates.

“The Good Wife” has tapped Amanda Peet. Amanda Peet will guest star on “The Good Wife”‘s upcoming season in a multi-episode arc. She will play a military lawyer who hires Alicia to help her sue a contract worker for attempted sexual assault. Alicia and Peet’s character later  become friends. Amanda Peet recently starred on NBC’s cancelled “Bent.”

Peet joins previously announced guest stars: Nathan LaneKristin Chenoweth, Maura Tierney & Marc Warren.

“The Good Wife”  premieres Sun, Sept. 30.

Fall Scoop: CBS Reveals Premiere Dates

CBS, America’s most-watched network just unveiled it fall premiere dates.

Starting things off for the network this fall is “Survivor.” The reality series return in Philippines on Wed, Sept., 19 at 8 p.m. ET.  While the remaining series will premiere during the official fall premiere week: Sept. 24 – 30.

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Read CBS’ fall schedule below:

Wednesday, Sept. 19
8/7c p.m. Survivor: Philippines (90 minutes season premiere)
Monday, Sept. 24
8/7c p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30/7:30 p.m. PARTNERS (series premiere)
9/8c p.m. 2 Broke Girls
9:30/8:30c p.m. Mike & Molly
10/9c p.m. Hawaii Five-0

Tuesday, Sept. 25
8/7c p.m. NCIS
9/8c p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10/9c p.m. VEGAS (series premiere)

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Wednesday, Sept. 26
9/8c p.m. Criminal Minds
10/9c p.m. CSI

Thursday, Sept. 27
8/7c p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30/7:30c p.m. Two and a Half Men
9/8c p.m. Person of Interest
10/9c p.m. ELEMENTARY(series premiere)
Friday, Sept. 28
8/7c p.m. CSI: NY
9/8c p.m. MADE IN JERSEY (series premiere)
10/9c p.m. Blue Bloods

Saturday, Sept. 29
10/9c p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

Sunday, Sept. 30
7/6c p.m. 60 Minutes
8/7c p.m. The Amazing Race 21
9/8c p.m. The Good Wife
10/9c p.m. The Mentalist