Tone Bell Joins ‘Whitney’ And More Casting News

Tone Bell, Whitney

Stand-up comedian Tone Bell has joined NBC’s sitcom “Whitney.”

According to TVLine, Tone Bell will play Alex’s buddy in the forthcoming season. Whitney Cummings told the site, Bell’s character, RJ is a “very sexy,  sort of new guy character friend” for her on-screen boyfriend played by Chris D’Elia.

Additionally, RJ “could maybe be a love interest” for the newly single, Zoe Lister Jones’ character Lily.

Bell recently appeared in VH1’s original series “Single Ladies.”

“Whitney” premieres Fri., Oct. 19 at 8/7c on NBC.

More casting news…

Brian Dennehy has landed a guest star role on “The Good Wife.” [HUFFPOST]

“The Finder” alum, Geoff Stults has joined “Ben and Kate.” Stults will recur on the new Fox comedy as a single parent and love interest for single mom Kate (Dakota Johnson). [The Hollywood Reporter]

Valarie Pettiford has been cast in “The Golden Boy.” Pettiford will play Chi McBride’s character’s wife on the midseason CBS drama. [Indiewire]

Amanda Schull who played a stalker in “One Tree Hill” is heading to “Suits.” The actress will play Katrina Bennett, an ambitious assitant attorney who butts head with Harvey in the second half of “Suits”‘ sophomore season. [THR]

Rita Wilson is playing Marnie’s mother on HBO’s “Girls.” [Hollywood]

“Justified” actors David Meunier and David Andrews, has been tapped to recur in NBC’s J.J. Abrams drama “Revolution.” Meunier will recur as Strasser, a “psychotic” militiaman who works for General Monroe (David Lyons). Andrews, on the other hand, will play O’Halloran, a family man and former police officer. [EW]


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