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Betsy Brandt Joins Michael J. Fox’s Series And More Casting News

Betsy Brandt is heading to NBC’s new sitcom.

According to THR, the “Breaking Bad” actress has joined Michael J. Fox’s untitled new NBC sitcom as Fox character’s wife Annie. Annie is described as being “tough yet loyal with a goofy side.”

Brandt joins previously cast: Katie Finneran (“I Hate My Teenage Daughter”) will play Fox’s sister on the show, Wendell Pierce (“Treme”) will play Fox’s boss and Conor Romero (“Person of Interest”) will play his college drop-out son.

NBC has ordered 22 episodes of the comedy series, which is expected to debut this fall.

More casting news…

Rosemarie DeWitt is leaving “The Newsroom.” The “United States of Tara” actress is leaving the show due to scheduling conflicts after shooting only a couple of episodes for the series second season. DeWitt, who was cast as Rebecca Halliday, will be replaced by another actress.

There is a mini Huxtable reunion taking place at NBC. Keshia Knight Pulliam has been cast to guest star on “Guys With Kids” as Bridget, Marny’s (Tempestt Bledsoe) sister. Bridget is described as a fun, irresponsible woman who visits her sister after a bad breakup. The casting will reunite the TV sisters. [TV Guide]

“Melrose Place” alum Heather Locklear is joining the TNT drama “Franklin & Bash” as a series regular. The TV veteran will play Rachel King, “a stunning trial lawyer, with stiletto heels and clothes tailored within an inch of their life.”

Bethenny Frankel is stopping by “The Neighbors.” The “Real Housewives” alumna will guest star in an upcoming episode of the comedy series as a businesswoman who works to help launch Debbie Weaver’s (Jami Gertz) handbag business. [EW]

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Michael J. Fox & T.R. Knight to Appear on ‘Good Wife’ And More Casting News

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Michael J. Fox is heading to Lockhart/Gardner again.

According to TVLine, the actor will reprise his role as Louis Canning — the head of Lockhart/Gardner’s rival law firm — on “The Good Wife.” Fox is set to appear on the series’ eleventh episode, which is set to air in January 2013.

NBC Orders Micheal J. Fox’s Series

Also heading to the law firm is “Grey’s Anatomy’s” T.R. Knight.

Knight, who played Dr. George O’Malley on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” has been cast to guest-star as a political operative on the drama series, EW reports.

In other casting news…

Adam Baldwin has been cast to replace Titus Welliver on TNT’s “The Last Ship. Welliver has opted out of pilot due to a health emergency [Deadline]

Mark-Paul Gosselaar has been tapped to play Tim, a handsome doctor, who is Amy’s (Meredith Hagner) ex-boyfriend on “Men At Work.” [THR] Additionally, Gosselaar will appear on ABC’s “Happy Endings” as Chase, Max’s mysterious roommate. [EW]

Kuno Becker is heading to “Dallas.” Becker will play Andres, Elena’s (Jordana Brewster) troubled brother. [TV Guide]

Betsy Brandt, “Breaking Bad” star has been cast to guest star on “Parenthood” for an episode. Brandt will guest star on “Parenthood” as the ex-wife of Ray Romano’s Hank Rizzoli. [TV Guide]

Wyclef Jean will be visiting “Nashville.” Jean will play the head of a music label on the new ABC drama. [THR]

“The House of Payne’s” J.R. Ramirez has joined “Emily Owens, M.D.” in a recurring role. Ramirez will play a confident doctor named AJ, who returns to the hospital after a leave of absence. [TV Guide]

Laurie Metcalf “Roseanne” vet will appear in a multi-episode arc on Fox’s new comedy series “The Goodwin Games.” Metcalf will play Scott Foley’s character’s boss, Dr. Richland, who makes a surprise suggestion to get Foley’s character back on track at work. [TVLine]

TV Weekly News: Micheal J. Fox Returns to NBC, ABC Family Picks Up Jennifer Lopez’s New Series And More.

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Micheal J. Fox is returning to NBC after three decades.

The TV veteran will star in an untitled new series where Fox is a husband and father of three dealing with family, career, and challenges (including Parkinson). The new series is loosely based on the “Family Ties” alum’s life.

NBC has ordered 22 episodes of the new series.

  • The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
  • VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a third season, which will debut late 2013.
  • Utah’s station KSL-TV will not air Ryan Murphy new comedy series “The New Normal.” The series follows a gay couple who tries to have a baby via a surrogate. [EW]
  • P!nk, Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys will be featured in the 17th season of “VH1 Storytellers.” The new season bows out this November. [VH1]
  • Good news “Arrested Development” fans! “Arrested Development” which will be aired on Netflix is set to debut next spring. Additionally, the fourth season is schedule to debut more than ten episodes. [EW]
  • “The Killing” may not be dead after all.  The series which was cancelled by AMC network last month may be picked up by Netflix or DirecTV for a third season. [TVLine]
  • ABC Family has picked up a new series called “The Fosters” -a working title -from executive producer Jennifer Lopez. The drama series is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Will you watch this series? [ABC Family]
  • Syfy is working on remaking a UK sci-fi series “Blake’s 7.” The series followed renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet and became heroes. [EW]
  • Jon Glaser has joined “Parks and Recreation” season 5 as a town councilman and Leslie’s nemesis. [TVLine]
  • “Glee” showrunner, Ryan Murphy tweeted the key arts of the upcoming season of the musical dramedy. Take a look at the posters below.
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