Category Archives: Spoilers

Alexandra Metz Joins ‘Once Upon A Time,’ Heather Morris Returns to ‘Glee’ And More!

Alexandra Metz Joins Once Upon A Time

“Once Upon A Time” taps “The Original” alumna Alexandra Metz to play Rapunzel. Metz is set to make her “OUAT” debut in the Episode 14. [TVLine]

Heather Morris, Dianna Argon, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum will all return to “Glee” for the series 100th episode. [EW]

“Fringe” alum is heading “AHS: Coven.” Lance Reddick will play Papa Legba, “Coven‘s” version of “voodoo Satan.”  [EW]

The “Veronica Mars” movie official release date is set for March 14. [EW]

Syfy has ordered a supernatural drama series based on the 2010 film Legion.

“Teen Wolf” season 3 premiere debuts on MTV on Jan. 6. Watch “Teen Wolf” season 3 teaser trailer.

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Stephen Moyer Joins NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ And More Casting News

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“True Blood” star is Captain Von Trapp.

Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill on HBO’s “True Blood” has been cast to portray Capt. Von Trapp on NBC’s Sound of Music Special. Moyer will play war vet and single dad Capt. Von Trapp opposite Carrie Underwood’s Maria in the Special.

The three-hour production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production.

NBC’s Sound of Music is scheduled for Dec. 5.

More casting news…

Wendy Williams is making new neighbors. The Daytime host will guest-star as a hair stylist in an upcoming episode of “The Neighbors.” [TVLine]

Navid Negahban has been cast to play Oliver Queen’s foe on “Arrow.” The “Homeland” alum will play Al-Owal in Episode 5 of the forthcoming season. [E! Online]

Keith Carradine (“Dexter”) will recur as a trusted friend of Ryan Hardy named Barry on “The Following.” [TVLine]

Omari Hardwick will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a New York City nightclub owner on Starz’s new series “Power.”

Phoebe Strole will play Sam’s new love interest, who is a college sophomore called Penny Owen on the Fox’s “Glee” in a recurring role. In addition, Demi Lovato has been cast to play a NYC-based struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana’s who will regularly appear with Adam Lambert’s incoming character. [TVLine]

Sandra Oh Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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Sandra Oh is leaving “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Oh who plays the brilliant and sassy Cristina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” revealed Tuesday, she is leaving the series after the tenth season, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

“It’s been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her,” Oh said in a statement. “It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by [executive producer Shonda Rhimes] and the writers. It’s so rare in an actor’s life to be able to explore and grow a character so fully, so completely. I am profoundly grateful to everyone at ‘GA’ for the opportunity. I’m excited to celebrate and cherish every moment of my final season on GA with the fans who have made it all possible.”

The five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner has contemplated leaving the series when she signed a two-year contract after season 8.

“I’ve gone through a lot of therapy over this,” Oh told THR. “I started thinking about it because I had to prepare myself. I gave myself two years to emotionally let go. At the end of last season, Shonda [Rhimes] took me aside and said, ‘What are your thoughts?’ I said, ‘I’m ready.'”

Shonda Rhimes said in a statement: “One of the best days of my life as a writer happened the day Sandra Oh walked in my door to audition and forever changed the course of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ with her brilliant, nuanced portrayal of Cristina Yang. Over the past 10 seasons, I have been made better by Sandra’s trust, faith and friendship and I can’t quantify how grateful I am for her collaboration on a character we both love so deeply. This year is going to be bittersweet for us — we’re both going to savor every moment of Cristina Yang and then we’re going to give her the exit she deserves. And when Sandra walks out of my door, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will be once again be forever changed.”

Original cast members Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. also signed a two-year contract along with Oh.

Despite talk of cancellation, ABC reassured fans: “It’s our intention to have ‘Grey’s’ on the air for many years to come, with as many of the original cast as possible,” ABC said in a statement.

Will you miss Sandra Oh?

“Grey’s Anatomy” returns Sept. 26 on ABC.

‘The Following’ Casts ‘Boss’ Actress And More Casting News

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Connie Nielsen joins “The Following” as a series regular.

According to TVLine, the “Boss” alumna is set to play Lily Grey.

Grey is described as a SoHo art dealer who goes to Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) for help, which leads to more trouble for her.

“The Following” is set to air in 2014.

More casting news…

Angela Kinsey, “The Office” alumna will guest star as Rose, a snobby teacher on “New Girl.” [TVGuide]

Mark Sheppard (“Supernatural”) will reprise his role as an art forger on the upcoming season of “White Collar” in a major arc. [HuffPost TV]

“Falling Skies'” actor Doug Jones has been cast on “Teen Wolf.” Jones will play Barrow, a “known killer” in an upcoming episode of the series. [TVLine]

“Workaholics” Adam DeVine has been booked to recur on “Modern Family.” DeVine will play Manny and new baby Joe’s nanny on the comedy series. [EW]

Matthew Atkinson Joins ‘Parenthood’ And More Casting News

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“Parenthood” adds Matthew Atkinson for Season 5.

TVLine reports, Atkinson (“Jane By Design”) will appear in a multi-episode arc as Zach.

The character is described as “drummer in the band fronted by new arrival Oliver who bonds with Amber while recording at the Luncheonette.”

Atkinson will also play Amber’s love interest.

“Parenthood” season 5 premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c.

More casting new…

Nene Leakes will reprise her role as Coach Roz Washington “Glee’s” upcoming season in a multi-episode arc. [E Online]

Glenn Howerton is joining “The Mindy Project” in a recurring role. The “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor will a mild-mannered attorney and Mindy’s love interest in the forthcoming second season. [E! Online]

Richard Short has booked a multi-episode arc on “Covert Affairs.” The “666 Park Avenue” alum will play an Irish rocker. [Deadline]

“The Following” adds Sam Underwood as a series regular. The “Dexter” star has been cast to play “Luke, a very complicated and dangerous young man who may or may not be a follower of the “late” Joe Carroll.” ]TVLine]

‘Revolution’ Casts Rachel’s Dad And More Casting News

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“7th Heaven” alum joins the “Revolution.”

According to TVLine, Stephen Collins has been cast to play Rachel’s father on “Revolution.”

“[He] brings an entirely new perspective on her, her upbringing,” executive producer Rockne S. O’Bannon told TVGuide during Comic-con. “He’s a very important part of the world we got to inhabit in the first part of the season.”

Meanwhile, Nicole Ari Parker has been booked in a recurring role as a “bright” Secretary Justine Allenford, according to Deadline.

“Revolution” returns Wed.,  Sept. 25 at 8/7c.

More casting news…

Naveen Andrews has been cast in a recurring role. “Lost” alum will play Jafar, the villain in Disney’s 1992 film Aladdin in “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.”

“Alias” alum Michael Vartan will play Norma’s romantic interest for “Bates Motel” forthcoming season in a recurring role.  [TVLine]

Sean Maguire has been cast to replace Tom Ellis as Robin Hood on “Once Upon A Time.”  [EW]

Amy Acker, who stars as Roots has been promoted to series regular ahead of “Person of Interest’s” season 3. [EW]

Michelle Forbes, “‘The Killing” vet will recur on “Chicago Fire.” Forbes will play Gail McLeod, a high-ranking consultant with the State Fire Marshal’s office. [TVLine.]

‘Bones’ Adds Mather Zickel & Freddie Prinze Jr. And More Casting News

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Mather Zickel, “House of Lies” actor has joined “Bones'” forthcoming season. Zickel is joining the ninth season as Aldo Coulter, an ex-priest who has a history with Booth (David Boreanaz).

Aldo Coulter was Booth’s “ex-confessor when he was a sniper in the Rangers,” according to TVLine.

In addition, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Freddie Prinze Jr. has been booked in a (potential) multi-episode arc opposite Booth. TVLine reports.

Prinze will play Danny, an armed and dangerous CIA covert agent, who is an old associate of Booth’s.

More casting news…

“Alphas” actor Warren Christie will appear in the second episode of the coming season of “Castle” as Brad Parker, a reporter who discovers implications for national security.  [EW] Meanwhile, “24” vet  Michael Reed, will guest star as a former general who’s fighting to keep secrets from his past under wraps. [TVGuide]

Henry Winkler, “Happy Days” vet has been cast on “Parks and Rec.” The actor has been booked for a guest appearance as Jean-Ralphio’s father on season 6 premiere. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Pretty Little Liars” actress Vanessa Ray is joining “Blue Bloods.” The actress has been cast as Edit “Eddie” Janko, a rookie cop who is Jamie Reagan’s “fresh” new partner. [TVLine]

Merritt Wever will be return to “New Girl” for at least two episodes. “Nurse Jackie” actress will reprise her role as Elizabeth, Schmidt’s college girlfriend and current girlfriend as of the season finale. [EW]

Comic-Con: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Premiere Date And Trailer Revealed

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The forthcoming season of “The Walking Dead” is set to debut on Oct. 13. The news was revealed Friday during the series’ Comic-Con panel.

In the trailer below, the group are trying to assimilate with the leftover townfolks of Woodbury and Grimes’ gang, while also trying to fight off the growing number of walkers, while is proving difficult.

Watch the four-minute trailer below.

James Purefoy Returns to ‘The Following’ And More Casting News

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James Purefoy is returning to “The Following.”

The casting news was revealed Friday during the series’ Comic-Con panel, according to TVLine.

Purefoy plays Joe Carroll on Fox’s smash thriller “The Following,” as a Professor-turned-serial killer-turned-cult leader.

The second season of “The Following” debuts this Fall.

More casting news…

Karine Vanasse has been cast in “Revenge.” the “Pan Am” alum will play Margaux, a French businesswoman and former acquaintance of the Daniel Grayson’s. The actress will appear in a multi-episode guest arc. [Deadline]

Adam Pally is joining the “Mindy Project.” The Happy Endings” actor will play a new doctor at Mindy’s  OB/GYN practice in a multi-episode arc. [TVLine]

“Big Love” vet is joining “The Reign.” Shawn Doyle will portray Claude, who is an uncle to the teenager Mary, Queen of Scots. [TVLine]

Billy Campbell has been cast as the lead actor in Syfy’s upcoming thriller series “Helix.” Campbell will play Dr. Alan Farragut, an emotionally troubled Centers for Disease Control pathologist whose marriage has recently fallen apart after his wife had an affair with his brother. [Deadline]

Cote de Pablo Leaving ‘NCIS’ And More Casting News

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Cote De Pablo is leaving “NCIS.”

The actress, who plays Ziva David on “NCIS” will not return as a series regular for Season 11.

De Pablo said in a statement, “I’ve had 8 great years with “NCIS” and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”

“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David,” CBS said in a statement. “Cote and CBS share a great respect for the NCIS audience, and we look forward to working with her and the producers on appropriate closure in this chapter of Ziva’s story.”

Will you miss Ziva?

More casting news…

“Lost” alumna Sonya Walger has been cast as Meredith in a recurring role on “Parenthood.” Meredith is described as a sexy, confident fireball of an architect who is working with Sam Jaeger’s Joel on a two-year project. Additionally, Matt Lauria, who plays Army vet Ryan is set to return during the upcoming season. [EW]

Summer Glau will recur as an adversary for Oliver Queen on “Arrow.” Glau will play “the enigmatically beautiful and professionally dangerous Isabel Rochev, Vice President of Aquisitions of Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated.” [TVLine]

“House of Lies” star Kristen Bell is heading to “Parks and Recreation.” Bell will guest-star in an upcoming episode as Ingrid, a snooty City Councilwoman from Eagleton. [EW]