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‘90210’ Alumna Joins ‘The Following’ And More Casting News

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“90210” actress is joining the cast of “The Following.”

Jessica Stroup has been cast to play Max, the niece of Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), according to Entertainment Weekly. Max is described as an NYPD cop, who reconnects with Ryan and becomes a valuable ally.

Also joining the cast is Tiffany Boone. “Southland” alumna will recur as a young woman who finds herself drawn into Joe Carroll’s cult.

“The Following” returns in 2014.

More casting news…

Tatiana Maslany will guest star on “Parks and Recreation.” The “Orphan Black” actress will play Tom’s (Aziz Ansari) love interest in the forthcoming season’s fifth and sixth episode. [TVLine]

Eliza Coupe will appear on “The Millers.” The “Happy Endings” actress will recur as the ex-wife of Nate (Will Arnett). [EW]

“Suburgatory” books Geoff Pierson. Pierson will portray George’s (Jeremy Sisto) father in the forthcoming season. [TVLine]

“Breaking Bad” vet Jonathan Banks has been cast to play a Criminology college professor on “Community.” [EW]

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Brooklyn Decker Joins ‘New Girl’ And More Casting News

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Brooklyn Decker is heading to “New Girl.”

The supermodel/actress will guest star in an upcoming episode of “New Girl,” Entertainment Weekly reports.

The What to Expect When You’re Expecting actress has been booked to play Holly, a patron at Nick’s bar who is specifically attracted to the brokenhearted.

Decker will appear in the episode: “The Cooler,” which is scheduled to air early next year.

More casting news…

“Seinfeld” alum Jason Alexander has been cast to appear in “Community.” [Twitter]

Sean Bean has been cast to Brendan Fraser in TNT’s “Legends” pilot. The “Game of Thrones” vet will play Martin Odum, a spy who is adept at undercover missions because of his ability to transform himself into a different person depending on the job. [Deadline]

B.J. Novak (“The Office”) will appear on “The Mindy Project” in a two-episode arc. Novak will play Mindy’s love interest. [Vulture]

Elizabeth Banks will reprise her role as Sal on “Modern Family.” [EW]

‘Community’ Season 4 Premiere, Midseason Series Premiere Dates Announced

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Good news “Community” fans! The long-delayed fourth season of “Community” has a premiere date. NBC announced today, the comedy series will premiere Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

The peacock network also revealed the debut dates if its midseason series.

New series: “Deception” formerly “Infamous” starring Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”), debuts on Mon., January 7 at 10/9c; “1600 Penn” kicks off on January 10 at 9:30/8:30c; and Eva Longoria’s “Ready for Love” premieres Sunday, March 31 at 8/7c.

Meet The Cast Of ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’

Returning series: “The Biggest Loser” kicks off with a two night premiere on Sunday, January 6 at 9/8c, and Monday, January 7 at 8/7c; “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” premieres on Tuesday, January 8 with an hour of laughs starting at 8/7c; “Smash”sophomore season will debut with a two-hour episode on Tue., Feb, 5 at 9/8c, then moves to its regular time Feb, 12 at 10/9c; “The Celebrity Apprentice: All-Star” begins March 3 at 9/8c; “The Voice” returns for a fourth season with Shakira and Usher as coaches beginning March 25 at 8/7c and Tuesday, March 26 8/7c; while “Revolution” returns March 25 at 10/9c after it winter hiatus.

Meanwhile, “Parks and Recreation” moves up an hour starting Jan, 17 at 8:30/7:30c.

NBC Cancels ‘Animal Practice,’ Reveals ‘Whitney’ Premiere Date

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NBC has cancelled Justin Kirk’s “Animal Practice.”

The freshman comedy which stars Kirk as a crazy veterinarian will air it last episode on Nov. 7. The show will air a few more episodes before its replaced by “Whitney” on Wed., at 8/7c.

NBC Drops Midseason Comedy ‘Next Caller’

The peacock network delayed “Community” and “Whitney’s” season premiere due to “any schedule changes.” “Whitney” which stars Whitney Cummings will return for its second season on Nov. 14, however, “Community” has no premiere date yet.

“Animal Practice” is the second new fall series dropped following CBS’ “Made In Jersey.”

Will you miss the “Practice?”

Fall TV: ‘Whitney’ And ‘Community’ Return Dates Delayed

It appears “Community” and “Whitney” will not debut their new seasons next Friday.

According to Vulture, both series return dates will be delayed, with no airdate announced yet. The upcoming season of “Whitney” will be its second, and the forthcoming season of “Community” will be its fourth.

“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks – including winning the first week of the season in A18-49 – we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold “Community” and “Whitney” from their previously announced premieres of October 19th,” the network said in a statement.

“Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week —  plus we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights,” NBC continued.  “When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks,  we will announce new season premieres of “Whitney” and “Community.””

What do you think “Whitney” and “Community” fans?

Judith Light Joins ‘Dallas’ And More Casting News

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Judith Light is moving to “Dallas.”

According to TVLine, Judith Light will recur as an “authoritative and controlling battle-ax who will fight to the death to protect the people she loves.” The “Who’s The Boss?” star recently guest starred on “The Exes” and recurs on “Law & Order: SVU.”

“Dallas” second season premieres on January 28, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET.

More casting news…

Paula Abdul will guest judge on “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars” on October 15.  [EW]

Morris Chestnut is joining “Nurse Jackie” for a season long arc. The “V” alum will play Dr. Ike Prentiss, a new trauma doctor and former Army medic who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. [Deadline]

Brie Larson will visit “Community.” The “United States of Tara” actress’ role has been tapped to guest star on the comedy series, but her role is being kept under wraps. [TVLine]

“Veronica Mars” vet Ryan Hansen has been cast to recur on “2 Broke Girls. Hansen will play Candy Andy, a potential love interest for Caroline (Beth Behrs). [EW]

Adrienne Barbeau has joined ABC’s “Revenge” as Victoria’s mother. [TVLine]

Tammy 2 is returning t0″Parks and Recreation.” Megan Mullally “Will & Grace” alumna will reprise her role as Ron’s (Nick Offerman) second ex-wife in this season’s ninth episode, titled “Ron and Diane.” [TV Guide]

Tim Meadows and Paula Newsome are heading to “Suburgatory.” Meadows and Newsome will play Malik’s parents. [TV Guide]

Currie Graham is guest starring on “Arrow” as King/Derek Reston, the leader of a crime syndicate. [THR]

Mike Starr is heading to “The Mob Doctor.” Starr, has been cast to play Sal, the Westside boss. [THR]

James Brolin Joins ‘Community’ And More Casting News

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James Brolin has been cast as Jeff’s deadbeat father on “Community.”

TVLine reports, the Emmy winning actor will appear as Joel McHale’s Jeff dad on the Thanksgiving   episode of the upcoming season.

“Community” returns Fri., Oct. 19 on NBC.

In other casting news…

“True Blood” star Adina Porter is set to guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The actress will play Dr. Ramsey in the second episode, which will be a flashback to how the doctors were rescued from the plane crash. [TV Guide]

“Parks and Recreation” alumna Natalie Morales has booked recurring on “90210.” [TVLine]

Sean “Diddy” Combs will guest star in the eight season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” [THR]

Hairspray actress Nikki Bonksy has joined the second season of “Smash,” with details of her character still to come. [Hollywood Life]

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Jeff Garlin has been cast in “Arrested Development.” Garlin will play Mort Meyers in the fourth season of the series. [Paste]

TV Weekly News: ‘Katie’ Guests Revealed, ABC Orders ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ Pilot And More!

This week’s TV news you might have missed:
Katie Couric Kate Couric has revealed who her first guests are for her syndicated talk show “Katie,” which debuts Sept. 10. Katie will chat with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, and Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student who lost parts of all her limbs to a rare flesh-eating bacteria this summer.

Tricia Helfer, “Battlestar Galactica” alumna has booked a guest-star role in “Community.” Helfer will play Lauren, a gorgeous superfan of the cult-hit Inspector Spacetime. [TVLine]

Steven Culp, who starred as Bree’s ill-fated husband, Rex in “Desperate Housewives” has landed a recurring role as Dr. Parker on “Grey’s Anatomy.” [Deadline]

ABC has ordered “S.H.I.E.L.D.”‘s pilot from the writer and director of “Avengers.” In the comics, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” revolved around unit director Nick Fury, who recruited Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor to form a team to stop Thor’s adopted brother Loki. [THR]

Hotel Hell, Gordon Ramsey

“Hotel Hell” has been renewed for a second season. [EW]

ABC has renewed “Wipeout” for a sixth season.

“It’s a Brad, Brad World’ has been renewed for a sophomore season by Bravo.

Syfy’s hit series “Paranormal Witness” has been picked up for a third season. The season of 20-episode will premiere in June 2013.

“T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle” returns Mon., Sept. 3 at 9/8c on VH1. For a sneak peek, click here.

Lifetime’s remake of “Steel Magnolias” will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET. The movie reboot stars Queen Latifah stars as M’Lynn, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Adepero Oduye as Annelle, Condola Rashad as Shelby, Jill Scott as Truvy and Alfre Woodard as Ouiser. [HUFF POST TV]

Robin Williams and David E. Kelley are reportedly planning Williams’ comeback to the small screen. The movie veteran is said to star in the project that would follow a father and daughter at work together in the advertising world. [THR]

Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” is teaming up with MGM Television to create a scripted series based on the 1980 film Fame. The series will follow a group of students on the road to success. However, the new show will be set against the today’s obsession with celebrity and fame. [Deadline]

The trailer of “Hawaii Five-0” features Doris McGarrett, who is played by Christine Lahti. The guest stars of the upcoming season include T.I., Terrence Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Robbie Amell, Kendall Jenner and Ving Rhames. Hawaii Five-0 returns on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS. Watch the trailer below.

That’s all for this week folks!

‘Scandal’ Hires ‘Grey’s’ & ‘Lost’ Alums And More Casting News

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According to Huff Post TV, Steven Bailey, who played Joe the bartender on “Grey’Anatomy” has been booked to guest-star on Shonda Rhimes’ hit series “Scandal.” Although there is no word who Bailey will be playing.

‘Scandal’ Season 2 Scoop: Who is Quinn Perkins? Is There a Baby on Board? and More

Meanwhile, Broadway alum Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) is set to recur as Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) ex.  Additionally, Patrick Fischler (Lost, Mad Men), Lorraine Toussaint, Gregg Henry and Ann Cusack will appear in the upcoming season of “Scandal.”

Scandal‘s second season premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.

In other casting news…

Enver Gjokaj, “Dollhouse” alum will join CBS’ new legal drama “Made In Jersey” as a U.S. attorney and the ex-boyfriend of Janet Montgomery’s main character. [THR]

“Lost” alum Jeff Fahey has been tapped to guest-star in “Revolution.” Fahey is set to play Hutch, TVLine reports.

Malcolm McDowell has booked a multi-episode arc in “Community”‘s upcoming Season 4. McDowell will play Professor Cornwallis, the college’s new history prof. [THR]

JR Bourne (Teen Wolf) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of “Revenge.” He will play Kenny, a self-assured, Hamptons resident who tries to hide his rough edges behind his fancy clothes and Mercedes. [Deadline]

Samm Levine has joined the cast of NBC’s midseason medical drama “Do No Harm.” Levine will play Josh, an administrative assistant to Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale). [THR]

Majandra Delfino and Blake Garrett have joined “The Office” spin-off series. Delfino is set to play Fannie Schrute, Dwight’s “pseudo-intellectual lefty” younger sister. While Blake Garrett (New Girl) will play Dwight’s nephew, Cameron.

Ben Lawson has been cast as Jonathan, Chloe’s love interest on  “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” [THR]

Ciarán Hinds (Political Animals) will play the Wildling leader Mance Rayder on “Game of Thrones.” According to EW, the King Beyond the Wall’s only mission is to attack The Wall. [EW]

Chris Klein is will guest-star on “Raising Hope.” The actor will appear as Jimmy’s long-lost brother. [THR]

Michael Mosley (Pan Am) has been booked in a recurring role on ABC’s freshman series “Last Resort.” The “Pan Am” vet will recur as  Chief Engineer Anders. [TV Guide]

Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped to reprise her role as New York Academy of Dramatic Arts dean Carmen Tibideaux in “Glee”‘s fourth season. In addition, “Glee Project” Season 1 winners, Samuel Larsen and Alex Newell, along with Season 2 winner Blake Jenner, will recur in “Glee”‘s fourth season. [THR]

‘Vampire Diaries’ Casts Phoebe Tonkin And More Casting News

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin has landed a role on “The Vampire Diaries.”

According to TVGuide, the former “Secret Circle” star will play Hayley, a wild, sexy, and free-spirited friend of Tyler’s (Michael Trevino). Tonkin is set to debut in the forthcoming season’s 3rd episode.

“The Vampire Diaries” premieres Thurs., Oct. 11.

More casting news…

“That ’70s Show” star Wilmer Valderrama will play Sabrina’s mother’s love interest on “Raising Hope.” [EW]

Brooke Lyons will quest-star as Talia Clarke on the upcoming season of “Royal Pains.” Lyons’ character is described as a pharmaceutical rep who occasionally flirts to close the deal. [TVLine]

Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) is set to guest-star as herself on second season of ABC’s comedy series “Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23.” [TVGuide]

Raymond Barry (Justified) will guest-star on the upcoming season of “New Girl.” The actor is set to play Nick…just older. [EW]

Rachael Harris will guest-star as a realtor on the forthcoming season of “Happy Endings.” [TVLine]

Matt Lucas has landed a gig on “Community.” Lucas is will play a history professor at Oxford. [TVLine]