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‘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]


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


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]

‘Revenge’ Casts Victoria’s Long-Lost Son And More Casting News


“Revenge” casts Victoria’s estranged son.

Justin Hartley, who starred on the ill-fated “Emily Owens M.D.” and “Supernatural” has been cast as Patrick, the son Victoria gave up for an Art education in France, E Online.

Hartley’s has been booked for a multi-episode arc, and his role is set to debut in the series season 3 premiere.

“Revenge” returns this fall.

More casting news…

Rob Lowe will reprise his role as Eddie Nero in the upcoming season of “Californication.” [TVLine]

Chi McBride is set to guest-star on “Hawaii Five-0” as SWAT Captain Lou Grover. [EW]

Lisa Edelstein is heading to “Castle.” The “House” vet is joining the series as Rachel McCord, a “tough and highly-skilled Federal investigator.” Edelstein has been booked for a multiple-episode arc, whose character plays an important role in Beckett’s decisions about her future. [TVLine]

Rena Sofer Joins ‘Once Upon A Time’ And More Casting News

Rena Sofer Once Upon A Time

“General Hospital” alum is heading to ABC’s magical tale “Once Upon A Time.”

According to TV Guide, Rena Sofer has been nabbed to play Queen Eva, Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin)’s mother, who will be featured in flashbacks.

The site reports, Sofer is slated to appear in at least one episode, which is scheduled to air in March.

More casting news…

Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck” vet has been booked to appear on “Castle.” The actor will play Agent Harris, a FBI investigator who teams up with Castle and Beckett to help unravel a plan to kidnap a Middle Eastern businessman’s daughter. [TVLine]

Salma Hayek is set to return to “30 Rock.” Hayek will reprise her role as nurse Elisa, Jack’s ex, in the series hour-long finale. [EW]

“The Soul Man” actress Niecy Nash is heading to “Ben and Kate.” Nash will guest-star as Roz, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of Buddy (Rob Corddry) the bar owner. [TVLine]

Adam Brody Heads to ‘House of Lies’ And More Casting News


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Adam Brody is heading to “House of Lies.”

“The O.C.” alum will guest star in two episodes of the Showtime’s comedy series, Showtime announced Thursday.

The fan favorite “O.C.” actor will play the owner of an adult toy company who forms a relationship with Kristen Bell’s character, Jeannie.

“House of Lies” returns Sun., Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. EST.

More casting news…

Julianne Moore will reprise her role as Nancy Donovan, Alec Baldwin’s Jack sweetheart on “30 Rock.” [Huff Post]

“NYPD Blue” alum Gail O’Grady is heading to “Castle.” O’Grady will play Margo Cowan a reality star featured in a “Real Housewives” style. [TV Guide]

“Justified” alumna Margo Martindale is joining FX spy drama “The Americans.” Martindale will play Claudia, a KGB illegal living in the U.S. who delivers assignments to married Russian spies Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell). The Emmy winner is set to appear in at least eight episodes.

Sandra Vergara, Sofia Vergara’s sister has been booked to guest-star as Silvana, a Latin pop star on “CSI.” [TV Line]

‘Revolution’ Taps a ‘Taken’ Actor And More Casting News

Leland Orser joins revolution

NBC’s “Revolution” cast “Taken” and “Sons of Anarchy” actors.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Leland Orser, who starred in the “Taken” franchise has been tapped to play John Samborn on the drama series. Samborn is described as a “tense scientist who loves to build weapons.”

Meanwhile, “Sons of Anarchy” actor Patrick St. Esprit, will play a tough rebel leader, named Wayne Ramsey, EW reports.

Both actors are join the series in possible recurring roles.

“Revolution” airs Mondays, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

More casting news…

Sarah Shahi, “Fairly Legal” actress has booked a multi-episode arc on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” as Renee, a new love interest for Taylor Kinney’s character. [TV Guide]

Fred Willard is heading to “Hot In Cleveland.” Willard willcali play Dr. Thomas Hill, Georgia Engel’s character’s old love interest. [THR]

Mark Deklin (“GCB”) has been cast to replace Chris Wiehl On “Castle.” [TVLine]

Chloe Sevigny will star as a workaholic detective named Catherine on the A&E pilot “Those Who Kill.” [THR]

Grant Gustin, (“Glee”) is “90210” bound. Gustin has joined The CW drama for a multi-episode arc as Campbell, a hunky college student from a rich background. [THR]

“Dark Knight” actress Monique Curnen will play Agent Tamsin Wade, who is working in the gang division of CBI on “The Mentalist.” [EW]

Jason Beghe has joined “Last Resort.” The “Californication” actor will play an ex-Navy SEAL on the ABC drama. [THR]

‘The Following’ Books Mike Colter & Warren Kole And More Casting News

Mike Colter Joins The Following

Mike Colter has joined Fox’s “The Following”

According to TVLine, “Ringer” alum will star as FBI agent Nick Donovan, who is brought in to supervise Joe Carroll’s (played by James Purefoy) case and Agent Hardy.

Also recurring on the thriller series is Warren Kole, TVLine reports. Kole, who starred on USA’s “Common Law” as Wes has been cast in “The Following.”

Kole will play a loyal servant of Joe Carroll, named Roderick.

‘The Following’ will premiere Mon., Jan. 21 at 9/8c p.m.

More casting news…

Kathleen Quinlan (“Apollo 13”) has joined “Chicago Fire” in a multi-episode arc as Lt. Matthew Casey’s (Jesse Spencer) mother. [THR]

Joe Mazzello has joined “Justified” in a recurring role. Mazzello will recur in a multi-episode arc as a preacher who has saved the lives of drug addicts. [Deadline]

Nancy Lee Grahn (“The General Hospital’) will guest star as a rich divorcee, Samantha Voss on “Castle.” [TVLine]

“Army Wives'” Sterling K. Brown has been cast on “Person Of Interest. Brown will play a narcotics detective Cal Beecher in a recurring role. [Deadline]

Kyle Harris has been tapped to play a college freshman, who dates Mouse, Carrie’s friend in a recurring role in “The Carrie Diaries.”  [THR]

TV Weekly News: ‘Copper’ Renewed, ‘666 Park Ave’ ‘Last Resort’ & ‘Mindy Project’ Receive Additional Episodes Orders And More!

Copper Renewed

BBC first original series “Copper” has been renewed for a second season.

“Copper,” from executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, has been picked up for a sophomore season of 13 episodes, that is three more episodes than the first season.

“BBC America’s first original scripted series, “Copper,” has proven to be a perfect fit for the channel,” said BBC Worldwide America GM Perry Simon. “Our viewers have made it our highest-rated series premiere ever and highest-rated drama series ever.”

The first season finale airs this Sunday on BBC America.

More TV news…

  • NFL announced Tuesday that Beyonce will perform during the The Super Bowl’s halftime, which is set for Feb. 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
  • The Hollywood Reported reports, ABC has ordered two additional episodes of freshman drama “Last Resort” and “666 Park Avenue.” Plus, the networks has also increased the scripts orders of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family” and “The Middle” making their on going season of 24 episodes. Whereas, “Castle” got an order of one more episode, which results in a total of 23 episodes. [THR]
  • Fox freshman comedy “The Mindy Project” have received an additional two episodes order plus ‘ the full season pick up, bringing the series to a season of 24 episodes.
  • Cinemax’s “Banshee” is set to debut January 11, 2013 at 10 p.m. [EW]
  • ‘Teen Mom 2′ returns on Nov. 12 for its season 3 on MTV at 10/9c.

  • TNT has ordered a season of six-episode of a new untitled series from executive producers Frank Darabont (“The Walking Dead”), Michael De Luca (“The Social Network,” “Moneyball”) and Elliot Webb (“Tall Time Tales”). The series which is based on L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin, stars “Walking Dead‘s” Jon Bernthal as an ex-Marine now working as an LAPD cop in an era rampant with police corruption.
  • “America’s Next Top Model” has been renewed for a 20th cycle, which will include male aspiring models.
  • “Shahs of Sunset’s” second season will debut Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c on Bravo.
  • “Being Human’s” third season of 13-episode will premiere on Monday, January 14 at 9/8c, it was announced today.
  • “Psych” seventh season will premiere on Feb. 27 on USA.
  • TNT has canceled the reality competition series “The Great Escape.” [TV Guide]
  • “Bachelorette” Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding will air this December, ABC announced earlier this week.
  • Syfy has released a teaser of “Defiance,” which premieres April 2013. Take a look below.

Patrick Fischler And Tony Denison to Appear on ‘Castle’ And More Casting News

“Lost” vet Patrick Fischler and Tony Denison “The Closer” alum will guest star on “Castle.”

The duo will appear in “Castle’s” mob episode, which is expected on Nov.19. Fischler will play Leo Conrad, a witness to a murder who Castle and Beckett protect from a 
team of ruthless gangsters.

Meanwhile, Denison has been cast to play an enforcer involved with the McElroy family named Mickey Dolan.

“Castle” airs Mondays on ABC.

More casting news…

Marissa Jaret Winokur is heading to “Guys With Kids.” Winokur will play Lydia Allmendinger, the head of the co-op board where Chris, Nick and Gary live. [TV Guide]

Rutger Hauer has joined “True Blood” as a series regular. Hauer will appear on the series as a mysterious and sinister man named Macklyn linked to Sookie and Jason. [TVLine]

Melanie Lynskey will reprise her role as Rose for a two-episode arc on “Two And A Half Men.” Rose will set her sights on Walden Schmidt. [EW]

Vanessa Marcil (“General Hospital”) has been booked to guest star in an forthcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-0.” Marcil will play a therapist McGarrett suspects is involved in a murder case. [TVLine]

“Rent” alumna Daphne Rubin-Vega will play a Broadway publicist on “Smash.” [EW]

Grammy-winning singer Jill Scott will appear on “Fringe” as Simone, an “incredibly intuitive woman,”who Olivia seeks aid from. [EW]

George Takei And Nicole Richie Join ‘The New Normal’ And More Casting News

George Takei and Nicole Richie are heading to “The New Normal.”

Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted the news yesterday saying: “Proud to announce Nicole Richie and the legendary George Takei are joining “The New Normal family.””

According to EW, Takei and Richie will be portraying themselves on the comedy series.

“The New Normal” airs Tuesdays, at 8:30c on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Star Trek” alum Armin Shimerman will guest star as Benjamin Donnely, a “tech geek who manufactures authentic props for people’s costumes at sci-fi conventions” on ABC’s “Castle.” [TV Guide]

Rocky Horror Picture Show actor Barry Bostwick has tapped a guest role on “Pscyh’s” two-hour musical episode. Bostwick is set to play Armitage, a businessman and owner of a lavish theater in Santa Barbara. [EW]

“True Blood” alum Lindsay Pulsipher has joined “Law & Order: SVU” has Det. Amanda Rollins’s sister. Pulsipher is set to recur as Kim Rollins, who bring all sort of trouble for her sister. [TV Guide]

“Breaking Bad” alum Mark Margolis who played Hector “Tio” Salamanca on the series has been cast to recur in the “Asylum.” Details about his role are scarce, but Margolis will play Sam Goodwin in “American Horror Story: Asylum.” [EW]

Michael Trucco “Battlestar Galactica” alum has been cast in a recurring role in “Revenge.” Trucco will play Nate, a street-smart, charismatic and slightly menacing brother of Kenny “Teen Wolf’s” JR Bourne, a new Hamptons resident. As previously reported, Trucco is set to appear in “How I Met Your Mother” as Robin’s crush. [TVLine]