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‘Lost’ Alum Joins ‘Mentalist’ And More Casting News

Henry Ian Cusick, Scandal, The Mentalist

“Scandal” alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined “The Mentalist.”

According to Deadline, the “Lost” alum will join the crime drama as Tommy Volker, a rich playboy who might be tied to a reporter’s murder. Cusick has been cast to recur for a three-episode arc in the series’ upcoming fifth season.

Until recently, Cusick was a series regular on ABC’s “Scandal.”

“The Mentalist” returns Sun., at 9 p.m. on CBS.

In other casting news…

“So You Think You Can Dance” season 9 winners: Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp has been nabbed to play Katarina Wirz and Rocko respectively in an upcoming dancing episode on “Bones.”Joining them are judges Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio, who will be playing themselves, and former contestant and occasional choreographer Dmitry Chaplin, who will play a dancing pro in the episode. [TVLine]

“Parenthood” star Lauren Graham will guest star as a college friend, former co-worker and ex-lover of Ryan (Matthew Perry) on “Go On.” [EW]

“Malcolm In The Middle’s” mom Jane Kaczmarek will stop by “The Middle.” The Emmy nominee actress will play Patricia Heaton’s Frankie career-college teacher. [THR]

Chelan Simmons (Wonderfalls) has been cast in NBC’s “Hannibal.” Bryan Fuller shared the casting scoop via Twitter; Simmons is said to play her “Wonderfalls'” character on the midseason series.

“Rizzoli & Isles’s” Bruce McGill has tapped a potential recurring role on “The Good Wife.” The veteran actor will portray a legend lawyer, who has argued in front of the Supreme Court more times than anyone else, and also served as a consultant to four U.S. Presidents. [TVLine]

Olivia Munn is joining the adorkable comedy “New Girl” for an arc this season. Munn is set to Angie, Nick’s (Jake Johnson) sexy love interest. [Deadline]

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‘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.

‘Scandal,’ A New Series By Shonda Rhimes.

From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes Scandal, a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. The upcoming series stars: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene and Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant, President of the United States. Scandal is an upcoming drama series premiering this mid-season on ABC.

The show follows Olivia Pope has she protects and defends the public images of the nation’s elites and keeps their secrets out of the media. Olivia is a former communications director of the President; Olivia left the White House to open her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. Olivia hopes to start a new chapter in her life, she discovers she cannot rid herself of her past.

Scandal (TV show) Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Columbus Short, Jeff Perry, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusick (from left)

Olivia Pope’s dysfunctional staff includes: Stephen Finch (Henry Ian Cusick), a womanizer who is trying to settle down and have a family; Harrison Wright (Columbus Short), an efficient litigator; Huck (Guillermo Diaz), an extremely hacker with a CIA past; Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield), is the firm’s investigator; and Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes), the new addition of the firm.

Scandal is one of the anticipated drama series of the season. Check out the trailer below, Yay or Nay ?

Click here for the first ten minutes of “Scandal.”

Will you watch Scandal?

Scandal premieres  Thursday, April 5 at 10/9 EST on ABC.