John Boyd & Dileep Rao Join ‘Touch’ And More Casting News

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Fox sophomore drama “Touch,” has added two recurring actors.

“24” alum John Boyd and Inception‘s Dileep Rao have joined the series.

According to THR, Boyd is set to play Kase, a brilliant math and algorithm researcher. Kase is also Calvin’s confidant (Lukas Haas) and college friend. Meanwhile, Rao, will guest star as Vikash Nayar, a wealthy shareholder at Aster Corp.

The recurring actors join Said Taghmaoui, Adam Campbell, Ray Santiago, Lukas Haas, Saxon Sharbino and Greg Ellis for the second season of “Touch.”

“Touch” returns Fri., Oct. 26 at 8/7c p.m. on Fox.

In other casting news…

Abby Elliott first post “SNL” gig is CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” Elliott has been booked as crazy Janeane in a multi-episode arc. [EW]

“Lost” alum Tania Raymonde will recur next season on “Switched at Birth.” Raymonde will play Zarra, a street artist who befriends Bay. “Switched at Birth” returns Monday, Sept. 3 at 8/7c on ABC Family. [TV Guide]

Tom Bower (Die Hard 2, The Waltons) has been cast to play Dwight’s great uncle Heinrich in “The Office”‘s spin-off, “The Farm.” Heinrich is described as “charming, greedy and manipulative.” [Deadline]

Miley Cyrus is set to appear in a two-episode arc on “Two and a Half Men.” Miley will play Missy, a love interest for Jake.

Vera Farmiga (The Departed) has been tapped to play Norman Bates’s abusive and complicated mother on A&E new series “Bates Motel.” [EW]

Ali Wentworth will play Tom’s love interest on “Cougar Town.” [TVLine]

Bailey Buntain (Bunheads) will be guest-star on an upcoming episode of  “The Middle.” Buntain has been cast to play Jenna, a freshman Sue chooses to mentor. [EW]

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