‘Smash’ Adds Jesse L. Martin And More Casting News

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“Rent” alum, Jesse L. Martin is joining “Smash”‘s upcoming season.

The “Law and Order” vet has been cast to play Scott Welker in a recurring role. Welker is an artistic director at a theater company and a potential love interest to Julia, who is played by Debra Messing, THR reports.

Jesse L. Martin joins Jennifer HudsonSean HayesJeremy JordanKrysta Rodriguez, and Sheryl Lee Ralph on the second season of NBC’s musical drama.

“Smash” returns midseason on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Everwood” alum, Tom Amandes will guest star on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.” Amande will play Governor Reston on the drama’s upcoming season. [THR]

Trisha Rae Stahl is set to recur on Fox’s drama “Glee.” The actress was seen last night during the fourth season premiere as Marley Rose’s mother. [THR]

Annie Potts has been tapped to play Justin Krik’s mother Virginia on “Animal Practice.” Potts’ character is described as “snobbish, racist, and [totally] self absorbed” lady. [TVLine]

Isla Fisher and Terry Crews have joined “Arrested Development” fourth season.has added two new actors to Season 4. Details about their characters are being kept under lock and key. [Zap2it]

Isaiah Mustafa will guest star in “Nikita.” Mustafa is set to play Cyrus, one of the Dirty Thirty ex-Division agents the titular spy and her team. [TV Guide]

Jeffrey Nordling (24) has joined The CW’s new drama “Arrow” as Helena Bertinelli’s Huntress father. [Examiner]

Grace Gummer-Merly Streep’s daughter has joined ABC’s midseason new series “Zero Hour” in a recurring role as FBI Agent Paige Willis. [EW]

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