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‘Bates Motel’ Renewed For Season 4 & 5

Bates Motel Renewed
Bates Motel Renewed

A&E picks up two more seasons of “Bates Motel.” The series starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga has been renewed for 10-episode

seasons each.

“The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E. “We are thrilled to bring fans two more seasons to witness the next stages of Norman’s transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history.”

“Bates Motel‘s” fourth season is expected to debut in early 2016.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Poster, Michelle Obama to Appear on ‘Parks and Recreation’ And More

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Pawnee. The First Lady will cameo in the hour-long season 6 finale of “Parks and Recreation.”

HBO has picked up “Looking,” gay-themed relationship dramedy for a second season. 

“The Arsenio Hall Show” has been renewed for a second season.

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele has been tapped to appear on “Fargo.” The “Key & Peele” actors will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who, after a violent run-in with hit-man Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), become obsessed with finding him again.

MaryJane will be back for another season. BET has renewed its first original scripted drama series “Being Mary Jane” for Season 2.

“Bates Motel: After Hours” will debut on Monday, March 3 at 11 immediately following the series premiere of “Those Who Kill,” and one hour after “Bates Motel” season 2 premiere.

Peep “Game of Thrones” season 4 poster below. The series returns April, 6 at 9/8c on HBO.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Casts Melanie Griffith And More Casting News

melanie griffith heads to Hawaii Five -0

Melanie Griffith is heading to “Hawaii Five-0.”

The actress, who appear in “Hot in Cleveland” and “Nip/Tuck” will play Danny’s mother on the crime series. Griffith will appear in an upcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-0’s” fourth season.

CBS announced the casting news via Twitter.

“Hawaii Five-0” returns on Sept. 27.

More casting news…

“Mad Men” actress Talia Balsam will play a political reporter in an episode of “The Good Wife.” [TVLine]

Kathleen Robertson heads to “Bates Motel.” The “Boss” alumna has been cast as Jodi, a smart, sexy businesswoman and artist who is not afraid to use her brain and charm to her advantage. [TVLine]

Nick Jonas will guest star as a computer hacker in “Hawaii Five-0’s” upcoming season.

Alicia Lagano has been tapped to guest star as a fugitive in an upcoming episode of “Castle.” [TVLine]

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

Stephen Collins Heads to Revolution

“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.]

‘Bates Motel’ Renewed, Bravo Cancels ‘Kathy’ And More!

A&E picks up “Bates Motel” for a second season. [EW]

Kathy Griffin’s talk show “Kathy,”  has been cancelled by Bravo after two seasons. [TVLine]

“Arrested Development’s” fifth season is set to air on May 26 on Netflix. [TVLine]

HBO picks up “Game of Thrones” for a fourth season. [EW]

BET renews “The Game” for a seventh season, which is expected to premiere in early 2014.

Conan O’Brien’s talk show has been renewed through 2015 by TBS. [TVLine]

Take a look at CBS’ upcoming series “Under the Dome.”

Piper Perabo Heads to ‘Go On’ And More Casting News

piper perabo heads to go onA covert spy is heading to ‘Go On.’

“Covert Affairs'” lead lady, Piper Perabo has been booked to appear in a three-episode arc on Matthew Perry’s “Go On.” Perabo will play Ryan’s love interest, Simone.

According to Deadline.com, Simone is a former member of Lauren’s group who returns to therapy.

“Go On” airs Tuesdays on NBC.

More casting news…

“Justified” actor Jere Burns has been cast in a “pivotal” role in A&E’s “Bates Motel.” [Deadline]

S. Epatha Merkerson will play Meagan Good’s mother on NBC’s upcoming drama “Deception.” [Deadline]

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will cameo on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” [Twitter]

Nick Lachey will host NBC’s upcoming singing competition/game show “The Winner Is.” [THR]

Michael Boatman (“Criminal Minds”) will be replacing Duane Martin on “Instant Mom.” [Deadline]

‘The Killing’ Actor Checks Into ‘Bates Motel’ And More Casting News

 

A&E “Bates Motel” books “The Killing” actor Richard Harmon.

The Canadian-born actor has been cast in a love triangle with Norman Bates. Harmon will play Richard Slymore, in a recurring role. TVLine reports, Slymore is described as a “cool, intelligent and artsy” student at the high school Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) attends in after he and his mother move to town.

Nestor Carbonell And Mike Vogel Join ‘Bates Motel And More Casting News

“The Secret Circle” vet joins Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy and Olivia Cooke.

In other casting news…

Neve Campbell has booked a two-episode arc in Seattle Grace. The “Party of Five” alum will play one of McDreamy’s sisters. [TVLine] 

Christie Brinkley has landed a gig on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as Jerry’s beautiful wife. [EW]

“Parks and Recreation” and “House of Lies” star Ben Schwartz has been booked to appear on “Arrested Development.” [TVLine]

“The Cape” alum Keith David is schedule to guest star on an episode of the upcoming “Touch.” David will play Dutch, an old friend of Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) and also an ex-Navy Seal. [TVLine]

Colton Haynes Leaving ‘Teen Wolf’ And More Casting

Colton Haynes

Colton Haynes is reportedly leaving “Teen Wolf.”

E! Online reports, Colton Haynes who starred as a Kanima turned to a werewolf will not return to the series due to failed contract negotiations.

A spokesperson for MTV denies the rumor, saying that there is “absolutely no truth that Colton is being pushed out or that he, or any cast member, is being replaced. We love Colton and look forward to his returning with the entire cast for season 3 of Teen Wolf.”

Meanwhile, Haynes tweeted, “These past few yrs have been the best of my life. I’m sad that this chapter has ended, but excited for a new one to begin. Thx for the love.”

More casting news…

“New Adventures of Old Christine” alum Hamish Linklater will (potentially) recur on “The Good Wife.” Linklater is set to play David, who is an employee of the Department of Justice. [TVLine]

“Gossip Girl” alumna Jessica Szohr will guest-star in a season 2 episode of “Men at Work.” Szohr will play a friend of Neil’s gal pal Amy. [EW]

Keegan Connor Tracy will recur as Norman Bates’ teacher in A&E’ upcoming Psycho prequel “Bates Motel.” [Deadline]

Katie Cassidy who played Juliet Sharp “Gossip Girl” will reprise her role for the series finale. [EW]

Mark Consuelos is guest starring on “Guys With Kids.” Consuelos will play Ernie’s “manny,” who makes Chris (Jesse Bradford) jealous. [TVLine]

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Nestor Carbonell And Mike Vogel Join ‘Bates Motel And More Casting News

Nestor Carbonell and Mike Vogel have joined A&E’s upcoming series “Bates Motel.”

“Lost” alum Carbonell, who played a FBI agent on The CW’s short-lived “Ringer” has joined “Bates Motel” in a recurring role. Carbonell will play Sheriff Royce Romero.

Meanwhile,”Pan Am’s” handsome pilot Vogel will play Deputy Zach Shelby, an intelligent sociopath.

The duo join the growing cast of Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz and Olivia Cooke.

In other casting news…

Ellen Greene (“Pushing Daisies”) is set to recur as Mrs. Komeda, a novelist and member of Boston’s cultural elite in NBC’s “Hannibal.” [TVLine]

Stephen Collins (“7th Heaven”) has been cast as “Falling Skies” pre-alien president.  Collins will play Benjamin Hathaway and will appear in the fourth episode of the upcoming third season. [TV Guide]

First Look: Colin O’Donoghue As ‘OUAT’s’ Captain Hook

Colin O’Donoghue has been bumped up to a series regular on “Once Upon A Time.” O’Donoghue plays Captain Hook on the series. [EW]

Pamela Adlon (“Californicatiom”) has joined “Parenthood” in a two-episode arc. Adlon has been tapped to play Marlana, a rude woman who moves into the building next to the Braverman brothers’ music studio. [TVLine]

Eric Edelstein and Maile Flanagan have been cast on Showtime’s “Shameless.” Edelstein has been tapped to play Bobby Mallison, a seemingly polite manager of a grocery store who makes absurd demands of his female employees. While, Flanagan will play Connie, a Mid-Western co-worker at a company where Fiona works. [Deadline]

‘Revolution’ Adds Three ‘Supernatural’ Alums And More Casting News

Three “Supernatural” guys are stopping by NBC’s “Revolution.”

Mark Pellegrino, Todd Stashwick and Colin Ford have each booked a guest star role on NBC’s Revolution, TVLine reports.

Todd Stashwick will portray a drug lord in the sixth episode of “Revolution”‘s freshman season. Meanwhile, Pellegrino, who recently appeared on “Grimm” will play a militia officer in the third episode.

Colin Ford will guest star as the brother of a boy who has been kidnapped by the militia.

“Revolution” airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

More casting news…

Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) has been tapped to play Norman Bates’ love interest in A&E’s forthcoming series “Bates Motel.” [THR]

“Greek” alum Jake McDorman has landed a recurring role on Showtime “Shameless.” McDorman joins the drama as Fiona’s new charismatic, and fun boss. “Shameless” premieres Jan. 13 at 9/8c. [THR]

“Person of Interest” has a new villain. English actor Julian Sands of “24” and “Smallville” alum will play Alistair, a diabolical man who gives Reese (Jim Caviezel) a run for his money. Also, stopping by “POI” is “True Blood”‘s star Carrie Preston as Finch’s former fiancée Grace. [TV Guide]

‘Person of Interest’ Season 2 Promo: Root Still Has Finch?!

Andrew Leeds “Bones”‘ big bad Wolf is stopping by Seattle Grace. Leeds has booked a potential recurring role in “Grey’s Anatomy”‘s upcoming season, however details about his role are being kept under lock and key. [TVLine]

“Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris will guest star as Whitney’s boyfriend’s (Chris D’Elia) father in an upcoming episode of the forthcoming season of “Whitney.” [EW]

Stephen Colbert has booked a guest star role on the final season of “The Office.” Colbert will guest-star in a Halloween-themed episode as Broccoli Rob, a former member of Here Comes Treble, Andy’s a cappella group. [EW]