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‘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]

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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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Kevin Sussman Becomes A Series Regular on ‘Big Bang Theory’ And More Casting News

 

The Big Bang Theory

Kevin Sussman has been upped as a series regular on “The Big bang Theory.”

According to Deadline, Sussman, who has recurred as Stuart, the owner of the Marvel-lite comic book shop, since season 2 joins Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayar, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik as a series regular.

“The Big Bang Theory” premieres on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c on CBS.

 

More casting news…

Bob Costas is set to guest star as himself on NBC’s new comedy “Go On.” [EW]

Kristina Anapau will guest star in an upcoming episode of the current season of “Grimm.” The “True Blood” actress will play Megan Marston, a quiet, sheepish secretary who works at a Wesen church. [TVLine]

Lindsay Sloane (Weeds) has booked a guest role on Fox’s new comedy “Ben and Kate” as Ben’s ex-girlfriend, Louise. [TVLine]

Chloe Sevigny has been tapped to join the cast of “Portlandia,” EW reports. The “Big Love” vet is set to play Fred and Carrie’s roommate, Alexandra.

“True Blood”‘s vet Janina Gavankar will recur as Hannah, Jimmy Goodwin’s (TJ Miller) baby mama and ex-girlfriend in Fox comedy series “The Goodwin Games.” [TVLine]

Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom) has been cast as Josh Cooke’s character’s wife in TV Land’s comedy pilot “Brothers-in-Law.” [TVLine]

Jessica De Gouw has landed a multi-episode arc on The CW’s “Arrow.” Gouw is set to play The Huntress, aka Helena, a potential love interest for Oliver Queen. [EW]

William Forsythe and Samaire Armstrong will reprise their roles on “The Mentalist.” Forsythe will return as Rigsby’s father, while Armstrong will reprise her role as Summer Edgecombe, CBI confident informant. [TVLine]

Jillian Bell (Workaholics) has booked a recurring role as Renata, the second cousin of Sophia Bush’s character in CBS new comedy “Partners.” Renata is “a work-in-progress,” and a bit of a personal and professional mess. [TVLine]

‘Blue Bloods’ Hires Sebastian Sozzi and More Casting News

Jamie Reagan is getting a new partner.

Sebastian Sozzi (My Generation) will recur as Vinny Cruz, Reagan’s new partner. Cruz is described as a fast-talking, charismatic cop from a tough precinct. Sozzi will debut on “Blue Bloods” Oct. 5.

Meanwhile, Michael Madsen will guest-star as John, a professional criminal who was just released from prison. Madsen is set to guest-star on “Blue Bloods” Friday, Oct. 5.

CBS Fall Premiere Dates Revealed

According to EW, Peter Herman has been cast as Erin’s ex. Jack Boyle appearance will cause a stir for Nicky, Erin and the Reagan family. Herman will appear in the third episode of the upcoming season.

More casting news…

TVLine reports Melissa Benoist (Homeland) and Becca Tobin will recur as freshmen on “Glee”‘s upcoming season. Benoist will play Marley and Tobin will recur as Kitty.

Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist Join ‘Glee

Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) will join NBC drama “Parenthood” in a recurring role. The “FNL” alum will play a soldier returning from Afghanistan who finds a friend in fellow war veteran Zeek (Craig T. Nelson). [TVLine]

Ray Romano to Join ‘Parenthood’

Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen real-life mothers will appear in an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Josh Stamberg will guest-star on “Criminal Minds.” Stamberg is set to appear in season 8′s third episode, “Through the Looking Glass.”

Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation) will guest star in the season premiere of “The Mentalist” as a hotel manager.

‘Game of Thrones’: 14 Roles Join the Series

Iwan Rheon (Misfits) will be playing Boy on the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” [Huff Post TV]

‘OUAT’ Adds Julian Morris and More Casting News!

British actor Julian Morris will guest star on “Once Upon A Time.’

Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars) will play Prince Phillip on “Once.” According to EW, the royal Prince is described as a selfless, skilled, young warrior who has traveled many tough journeys.

Morris joins previously announced Jamie Chung who will recur as Mulan, and Sara Bolger as Sleeping Beauty. Morris TV credit include “24,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

“Once Upon A Time is set to premiere Sun., Sept. 30 at 8/7c p.m. on ABC.

More casting news.

Sinqua Walls has joined ABC’s hit “Once Upon A Time” as Sir Lancelot. [TVLine]

Jenna Dewan will play an important role as Adam Levine’s character lover on “American Horror Story.” [EW]

Luke MacFarlane will appear in Episode 2 of CW’s new fall drama “Beauty and the Beast.” [TVGuide]

Ashley Williams will be back on for the upcoming season of “How I Met Your Mother.” Williams will return for a multi-episode arc. [TVLine]

Ivan Sergei will recur on CBS’ drama “The Mentalist” as a FBI Agent Gabe Mancini. [EW]

“True Blood” actress, Carrie Preston will guest star on an upcoming episode of Royal Pains. [TVLine]

Alice Evans to Appear in ‘Grimm’ and More Casting News

A “Vampire Diaries” witch is heading to “Grimm.”

Alice Evans will appear in an episode of NBC’s “Grimm.” The former “Vampire Diaries” actress is set to play Mia, EW reports. Evans’ character had “ongoing relationship” with Capt. Renard.

“Grimm” returns on Aug. 13.

More casting news!

Polly Walker will recur in “The Mentalist” as a senior, strong FBI agent. Walker is set to debut during the season premiere. [TVLine]

Penelope Ann Miller (Men of a Certain Age) is joining ‘Mistresses.’ Miller will recur as Sam’s (Erik Stocklin) mother, whose late husband had an affair with Yunjin Kim’s character. The drama is set to debut midseason. [EW

Related: Shannyn Sossamon Joins ‘Mistresses’

Jason Beghe (Californication) has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming drama ‘Chicago Fire.’ Beghe will recur as Detective Hank Voight, a dangerous cop who will do anything to protect his delinquent son. [THR]

“Til Death” vet, Kat Foster has joined “The Goodwin Games” as a series regular. Foster will play Lucinda, a childhood sweetheart of one of the Goodwin boys. [TVLine]

Cee-Lo Green’s adviser for “The Voice” forthcoming season is Rob Thomas. Thomas is the frontman of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas joins previously announced advisers: Mary J. Blige (team Adam), and crooner Michael Buble (team Blake). Christan Aguilera’s adviser is yet to be announced.

CBS 2012-2013 Lineup Revealed: ‘2 Broke Girls,’ Heads To A New Time, & More.

TV most watched network, CBS unveiled it fall/spring lineup.

The changes? “2 Broke Girls,” “Two And A Half Men,” “CSI: NY,” “The Mentalist” all move to a new time. “2 Broke Girls” season two will premiere an hour later on Mondays. The tenth season of “Two And A Half Men” will air on Thursdays. “CSI: NY” and “The Mentalist” were also moved to a new time slot.

CBS picks up four new shows, three dramas “Vegas,” “Elementary,” “Made In Jersey” and a new comedy show “Partners.” These shows will premiere this fall while “Golden Boy,” “Friend Me,” and “The Job” will debut during midseason.

For the full list of renewed and cancelled shows, click here.

Below is CBS primetime schedule, new shows are in CAPS:

MONDAY

“How I Met Your Mother,” 8/7c p.m.

“Partners,” 8:30/7:30c p.m.

“2 Broke Girls,” 9/8c p.m. (new time)

“Mike & Molly,” 9:30/8:30c p.m.

“Hawaii Five-O,” 10/9c p.m.

TUESDAY

“NCIS,” 8/7c p.m.

“NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9/8c p.m.

“Vegas,” 10/9c p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Survivor,” 8/7c p.m.

“Criminal Minds,” 9/8c p.m.

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” 10/9c p.m.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory,” 8/7c p.m.

“Two And A Half Men,” 8:30/7:30c p.m. (new time)

“Person Of Interest,” 9/8c p.m.

“Elementary,” 10/9c p.m.

FRIDAY

“CSI: NY,” 8/7c p.m. (new time)

“Made In Jersey,” 9/8c p.m.

“Blue Bloods,” 10/9c p.m.

SATURDAY

“Crimetime Saturday,” 8/7c p.m.

“48 Hours Mystery,” 10/9c p.m.

SUNDAY

“60 Minutes,” 7/6c p.m.

“The Amazing Race,” 8/7c p.m.

“The Good Wife,” 9/8c p.m.

“The Mentalist,” 10/9c p.m. (new time)

Are Your Favorite Shows Safe? Cancelled? Or Renewed?

It is that time of year, the time when we all hold our breath while TV networks make the big decisions about our favorite series. May is almost upon us, time to check the status of all broadcast shows. Well, some shows have been given the green light while others the red light.

Below are the shows cancelled or renewed.

Renewed:

  • Two and a Half Men
  • Private Practice
  • Body of Proof
  • Apt. 23
  • Scandal
  • Nikita
  • Happy Endings
  • Rules Of Engagement
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Fashion Star
  • The Office
  • Parks & Recreation 
  • Whitney
  • Up All Night
  • The Bachelor
  • Shank Tank
  • CSI
  • Community
  • America’s Funniest Videos
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Modern Family
  • The Middle
  • Revenge
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Castle
  • Suburgatory
  • 30 Rock
  • Parenthood
  • Southland
  • Law And Order: SVU
  • Cougar Town
  • Veep
  • Girls
  • Grimm
  • Touch
  • Borgias
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • The Good Wife
  • Blue Bloods
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • NCIS
  • CSI
  • NCIS: LA
  • Criminal Minds
  • New Girl
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • 90210
  • Supernatural 
  • Mike & Molly
  • Raising Hope
  • Fringe
  • Glee
  • Survivor
  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Jersey Shore
  • The Real World
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Amazing Race
  • Undercover Boss
  • The Mentalist
  • Person of Interest
  • General Hospital , renewed
  • How I Met Your Mother, of course renewed
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Smash
  • Bones
  • Shameless
  • Californication
  • The Voice
  • The X-Factor
  • My Crazy Obsession
  • American Dad
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Family Guy
  • House of Lies
  • Spartacus
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Game of Thrones
  • Justified
  • Hell’s Kitchen 
  • Conan
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Psych
  • Long Island Medium
  • The Lying Game
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians

 

Cancelled:

  • Unforgettable
  • A Gifted Man
  • NYC-22
  • Rob
  • CSI: Miami
  • Ringer
  • Secret Circle
  • Harry’s Law
  • Awake
  • Best Friends Forever
  • Are You There Chelsea?
  • Bent
  • GCB
  • Pan Am
  • Missing
  • The River
  • Breaking In
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter
  • The Finder
  • Alcatraz
  • Luck
  • Terra Nova
  • House
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Prime Suspect
  • Cash Cab
  • The Playboy Club
  • Allen Gregory
  • Charlie’s Angles
  • The Revolution
  • H8R
  • One Tree Hill
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Work It
  • Man Up
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter
  • The Martha Stewart Show
  • All-American Muslims
  • The Rosie Show
  • Make It, or Break It
  • Flashpoint
  • How To Be A Gentleman
  • Free Agents
  • Man vs Wild

***** This post will be constantly updated as your favorite shows get renewed or cancelled.

Weekly TV News: ‘Luck,’ CBS, & Showtime.

Hi guys!! A lot occurred in our TV world this week. I’ve got some sad news to share and some great news. First the sad news:

HBO cancels “Luck” after the third Horse died, last Wednesday during production. Although, the series was renewed for a second season a few days after the series premiered in January.

Rosie O’Donnell’s “The Rosie Show,” 7 p.m. talk show on OWN has been canceled after just five months on air.

Discovery’s “Man vs. Wild” has also been cancelled.

Are you sad to see these shows cancelled?

It is never too early to start planning your fall line-up. Showtime announced Monday, that “Homeland” and “Dexter” will return Sun, Sept 30. The seventh season of “Dexter” premieres at 9/8c, while “Homeland” second season premieres an hour later at 10/9c. Also announced this week, Season 8 of “Weeds” and Season 2 of “Episodes” kick off Sunday, July 1, at 10 p.m. EST.

VH1 to air a two-hour Wedding special for “Basketball Wives” Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco. The engaged couple will star in a spin-off show called,”Ev and Ocho.” The show includes eight, 30-minutes episodes on VH1. “Ev and Ocho” will document the days leading up to the big finale, the Wedding. Did you see this coming?

The award-winning  Gospel singers, Mary Mary’s reality series is set to premiere March 29 at 9c on WE tv. The series “Mary Mary” will show the challenges the sisters face as they balance their roles as wives, mothers, and singers. “Mary Mary” premieres in a special time-slot on Thursday, Mar. 29 at 10|9c. The reality show will then air in its regular time-slot Thursdays at 9|8c beginning April 5, with ten, hour-long episodes. Click here for the sneak peek.

E! picked up Dina Eastwood reality series, “Mrs. Eastwood and Company”. The reality show will follow the life and career of Dina, Clint Eastwood’s wife and his two teenage daughters, Francesca and Morgan. “Mrs. Eastwood and Company” reality series kicks off on Sun. May 20.

Will you watch these reality shows?

A couple of reality series are premiering this week. “La La’s Full Court Life” starts Mon, March 19 at 9 p.m. EST on VH1, while “Styled by June” kicks off at 9:30 p.m. EST on VH1. Click Here  for “La La’s Full Court” trailer.

Some early renewals were announced this week, NBC renewed its freshman series, “Grimm.” While CBS renewed eighteen shows on its schedule. The shows include: “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Mike & Molly,” “NCIS,” “CSI,” “NCIS: LA,” “Criminal Minds,” “Survivor,” “48 Hours,” “60 Minutes,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss,” “The Mentalist,” “Person of Interest,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Are you happy about this news?