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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Casts Ron Livingston And More Casting News

Ron Livingston Heads to Boardwalk Empire

Ron Livingston is heading to “Boardwalk Empire.”

According to Entertainment Weekly,  the “Sex and the City” actor has been cast as a series regular on the HBO series.

Livingston will be playing a wealthy businessman who comes to town and gets attention from Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol).

More casting news…

Melinda McGraw (“Mad Men”) will play the “smart and ambitious” wife of Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) on “Scandal.” [TVLine]

“Entourage” alum Rhys Coiro has been tapped to play a bail jumper in the upcoming season of “Dexter.” [THR]

Susan Misner has been cast to play a vet in a multiple episode arc in “Nashville.” Misner’s character is also a love interest for Deacon (Charles Esten) . [TVLine]

Christine Ebersole will guest star as herself on an upcoming episode of “Smash.” [BroadwayWorld]

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‘True Blood’ Casts Jurnee Smollett & Amelia Rose And More Casting News

Jurnee Smollett and Amelia Rose are heading to Bon Temps.

“Friday Night Lights” alumna Jurnee Smollett has joined the vampire drama as a series regular and “90210’s” Amelia Rose Blaire has been nabbed to recur in the upcoming season, according to TVLine.

Smollett will play optimist Nicole, who is concerned with doing the right thing versus doing something for compensation. Meanwhile, Blaire will play Willa, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell’s (Arliss Howard) daughter, who disagrees with her father over vampire rights.

More casting news…

Dave Annable has been cast in FOX’s comedy series “Ben and Kate.” The actor of ABC’s cancelled drama “666 Park Avenue” will play a  hot college professor. [TV Guide]

Matthew Broderick is heading to “Smash.” The Broadway star will play himself on an episode of the NBC drama series. [Playbill]

Marcia Gay Harden is joining “The Newsroom.” The actress will replace Rosemarie DeWitt’s character on the HBO series. Harden will recur as Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit. [EW]

‘Arrested Development’ Premiere Date Announced, ‘Days of Our Lives Renewed, And More

Netflix’s “Arrested Development” premiere date has been announced…well sort of. The comedy series is set to debut its fourth season in May, Netflix announced during the Television Critics Association. [EW]

More soap opera drama is coming your way; “Days of our Lives” has been renewed through Sept. 2014. [EW]

E! has ordered six more episodes of Whitney Cummings’ weekly talk show “Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings.” [TV Guide]

Meredith Vieira is stepping down as host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” after 11 seasons. Vieira will however, remain as the host through May. [Yahoo]

Conan O’Brien will tape a week of “Conan” at The Tabernacle concert hall, in Atlanta from April 1-4. [TV Guide]

The first hour of “Smash” two-hour second season premiere will debut online (Hulu, Nbc, Amazon) and on-air in American Airlines flights. [HUFF POST TV]

Jennifer Lawrence to Host ‘SNL’ And More Casting News

Jennifer Lawrence Snl

Jennifer Lawrence is hosting “SNL.”

The Hunger Games actress has been booked to host the sketch comedy. Lawrence will make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on the Jan. 19.

Lawrence will be joined by musical guest the Lumineers.

More casting news …

“Saturday Night Live” alum Abby Elliott will play Katie in an upcoming episode of “Happy Endings.” [EW]

Rosie O’Donnell will play herself on NBC’s musical drama “Smash.” [Twitter]

Beth Grant, who played a pot-smoking nurse, Beverly on “The Mindy Project” has been promoted to series regular on the Fox comedy series. [THR]

“Revenge” and “True Blood” alums Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes and Tina Majorino are joining TNT’s “Legends.” Valletta will play Sean Bean’s character’s ex-wife, Mayes and Majorino will play fellow agents at the DCO. [Deadline]

Ming-Na is heading to “Nashville.” The “ER” alumna will play Calista Reeves, a successful Los Angeles music-label executive on the drama series. Ming-Na’s episode is set to appear in “Nashville’s” 11th episode. [TVLine]

‘Smash’ Season 2 Trailer: New Faces, New Love And More

Smash Season 2 Poster and Trailer

“Smash” returns mid-season with big stars.

The trailer below features new cast, romance, and old rivalries. The upcoming season guest stars include: Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan and Liza Minnelli.

“Smash” season 2 debuts with a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9/8c on NBC.

Liza Minnelli to Appear on ‘Smash’ And More Casting News

Liza Minnelli has been tapped to guest star on “Smash,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, announced Tuesday.

The icon will guest-star as herself  in the upcoming season of “Smash.” Minnelli will an original song with series regular Christian Borle.

“Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” said Greenblatt. “So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades? I had the pleasure of working with Liza when we restored her landmark television special ‘Liza With a Z’ at Showtime, and to see her artistry up close and personal is a thing to behold.”

Minnelli will appear in the episode titled “The Surprise Party,” which is slated to air in Spring 2013.

“Smash” season 2 premieres on Tuesday, February 5 at 10/9c on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Fringe’s” Seth Gabel will play a “super-villain modeled after the DC Comics character Vertigo.” The site reports Gabel’s character is “Oliver’s deadliest adversary to date.” [TVLine]

New Kid Joey McIntyre has booked a guest star role on “90210.” McIntyre will guest star as an up-and-coming music manager who has some business with Dixon. [EW]

Michael Bay is stopping by “The Neighbors” as himself on the ABC’s freshman comedy series. [TVLine]

Terrell Owens is guest star as himself on “90210.” [TVLine]

Shirley Jones has been booked to appear on “Cougar Town.” “The Partridge Family” veteran will play Anne, an elderly woman who purchases Grayson’s old house. [TVLine]

English Actor Rob Kazinsky has been as a series regular on “True Blood.” The “EastEnders” alum will play a faerie, and  Sookie’s love interest. [TVLine]

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

Community Fourth season premiere annouced

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.

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]

‘OUAT’ Taps ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Alum And More Casting News

OUAT, once upon a time

“X Files” and “Pretty Little Liars” alumna Annabeth Gish has booked a guest role on “Once.”

EW reports, Gish will play Anita, a beautiful and mysterious leader of a pack of humans, who like Red, turns out to be Wolves. The “X Files” alum will appear in the seventh episode of the upcoming second season.

‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 2 Premiere: ‘Broken’ Photos

“OUAT” premieres this Sunday, at 8/7c on ABC.

In other casting news…

“West Wing” alumna Stockard Channing has been cast to play Alicia’s unpredictable mother on “The Good Wife.” Channing will appear in at least one episode of the forthcoming season. [EW]

Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney has been booked to play a high school student named, Tonya on “Hart Of Dixie.” [TVLine]

Claire Coffee, who plays Adalind on “Grimm”  has been promoted to a series regular. [TVLine]

Teri Polo (Meet the Parents) and Sherri Saum (One Life to Live) have been tapped to star in Jennifer Lopez’s “The Fosters.” The drama which follows a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.

Bernadette Peters will return to “Smash.” The Broadway veteran will return as Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) overbearing mother midway through the second season. [Vulture]

‘Smash’ Adds Jesse L. Martin And More Casting News

Smash

“Rent” alum, Jesse L. Martin is joining “Smash”‘s upcoming season.

The “Law and Order” vet has been cast to play Scott Welker in a recurring role. Welker is an artistic director at a theater company and a potential love interest to Julia, who is played by Debra Messing, THR reports.

Jesse L. Martin joins Jennifer HudsonSean HayesJeremy JordanKrysta Rodriguez, and Sheryl Lee Ralph on the second season of NBC’s musical drama.

“Smash” returns midseason on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Everwood” alum, Tom Amandes will guest star on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.” Amande will play Governor Reston on the drama’s upcoming season. [THR]

Trisha Rae Stahl is set to recur on Fox’s drama “Glee.” The actress was seen last night during the fourth season premiere as Marley Rose’s mother. [THR]

Annie Potts has been tapped to play Justin Krik’s mother Virginia on “Animal Practice.” Potts’ character is described as “snobbish, racist, and [totally] self absorbed” lady. [TVLine]

Isla Fisher and Terry Crews have joined “Arrested Development” fourth season.has added two new actors to Season 4. Details about their characters are being kept under lock and key. [Zap2it]

Isaiah Mustafa will guest star in “Nikita.” Mustafa is set to play Cyrus, one of the Dirty Thirty ex-Division agents the titular spy and her team. [TV Guide]

Jeffrey Nordling (24) has joined The CW’s new drama “Arrow” as Helena Bertinelli’s Huntress father. [Examiner]

Grace Gummer-Merly Streep’s daughter has joined ABC’s midseason new series “Zero Hour” in a recurring role as FBI Agent Paige Willis. [EW]