Category Archives: Casting

Jeanne Tripplehorn Joins ‘Criminal Minds’

“Criminal Minds” casts Jeanne Tripplehorn as series regular.

Tripplehorn will replace Paget Brewster, who quit the show earlier this year. After six years portraying Emily Prentiss, Brewster tweeted, “it is time for something new.”

Executive producer Erica Messer says  in a statement, “we’re thrilled to have Jeanne Tripplehorn join our team as a profiler. Her character will be introduced in [season 8 ] premiere. It’s an exciting way to start season 8.”

Tripplehorn starred in HBO’s “Big love” for five seasons. She recently guest starred  on Fox’s “New Girl.”

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‘Scandal’ Scoop: Bellamy Young Becomes a Series Regular

Scandal Bellamy Young

Get ready for more abortion-spun tales Scandal fans.

According to TV Guide, Bellamy Young who plays Scandal‘s First Lady Mellie Grant has been promoted to a series regular for the second season of ABC’s hit series, “Scandal.”

Related: Henry Ian Cusick exists ‘Scandal,’ Joshua Malina & Bellamy Young Promoted.

During the first season, Young portrayed FLOTUS Mellie Grant, the wife of President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant, (Tony Goldwyn) who is in love with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).

This news comes days after Joshua Malina who recurred in Season 1 as the U.S. Attorney David Rosen, was promoted to series regular for the second season of “Scandal.”

‘Scandal’ Scoop: Henry Ian Cusick exists ‘Scandal,’ Joshua Malina Promoted

“Scandal” is losing a scandalous fixer.

Related: ‘Scandal,’ A New Series By Shonda Rhimes

Henry Ian Cusick, who played Stephen Finch, the womanizer on “Scandal” will not be returning for a second season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cusick’s contract was not picked up for another season. THR also indicates the exit was a “mutual decision.”

Related: Weekly TV News: “Private Practice,” Andy Samberg, and More

Henry Ian Cusick joins Tim Daly, Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver, stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” who were fired this season by Shonda Rhimes.

Meanwhile, TVGuide.com reports that Joshua Malina, who recurred in Season 1 as the U.S. Attorney David Rosen, has been promoted to series regular for the second season of ABC’s hit series, “Scandal.” Although Malina was featured in all seven episodes of the first season, Malina was considered a recurring actor.