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NBC Orders Tina Fey’s New Series ‘Tooken,’ ‘Cougar Town’ Season 5 Debut Revealed And More!

NBC picks Tina Fey’s news series “Tooken,” starring “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the series. [Huffington Post]

A spin-off of “How I Met Your Mother” is in the works. [Deadline]

Comedy Central renews “Brickleberry,” “Key & Peele” and “Drunk History.”  [EW]

The claws are out. Watch a sneak peek the new season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” by clicking here.

And the “Entourage” movie is happening! Cast and Crew tweet “It’s a go” after the movie deals have been finalized. [Inside Movies]

The fifth season of “Cougar Town” premieres on Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on TBS.

Mother Gladiator, Kerry Washington is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on  Sat., Nov. 2. The promo has been released, watch the clip below.

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‘The Following’ Casts ‘Boss’ Actress And More Casting News

Connie Nielsen Joins The Following

Connie Nielsen joins “The Following” as a series regular.

According to TVLine, the “Boss” alumna is set to play Lily Grey.

Grey is described as a SoHo art dealer who goes to Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) for help, which leads to more trouble for her.

“The Following” is set to air in 2014.

More casting news…

Angela Kinsey, “The Office” alumna will guest star as Rose, a snobby teacher on “New Girl.” [TVGuide]

Mark Sheppard (“Supernatural”) will reprise his role as an art forger on the upcoming season of “White Collar” in a major arc. [HuffPost TV]

“Falling Skies'” actor Doug Jones has been cast on “Teen Wolf.” Jones will play Barrow, a “known killer” in an upcoming episode of the series. [TVLine]

“Workaholics” Adam DeVine has been booked to recur on “Modern Family.” DeVine will play Manny and new baby Joe’s nanny on the comedy series. [EW]

‘Revolution’ Adds Three ‘Supernatural’ Alums And More Casting News

Three “Supernatural” guys are stopping by NBC’s “Revolution.”

Mark Pellegrino, Todd Stashwick and Colin Ford have each booked a guest star role on NBC’s Revolution, TVLine reports.

Todd Stashwick will portray a drug lord in the sixth episode of “Revolution”‘s freshman season. Meanwhile, Pellegrino, who recently appeared on “Grimm” will play a militia officer in the third episode.

Colin Ford will guest star as the brother of a boy who has been kidnapped by the militia.

“Revolution” airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

More casting news…

Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) has been tapped to play Norman Bates’ love interest in A&E’s forthcoming series “Bates Motel.” [THR]

“Greek” alum Jake McDorman has landed a recurring role on Showtime “Shameless.” McDorman joins the drama as Fiona’s new charismatic, and fun boss. “Shameless” premieres Jan. 13 at 9/8c. [THR]

“Person of Interest” has a new villain. English actor Julian Sands of “24” and “Smallville” alum will play Alistair, a diabolical man who gives Reese (Jim Caviezel) a run for his money. Also, stopping by “POI” is “True Blood”‘s star Carrie Preston as Finch’s former fiancée Grace. [TV Guide]

‘Person of Interest’ Season 2 Promo: Root Still Has Finch?!

Andrew Leeds “Bones”‘ big bad Wolf is stopping by Seattle Grace. Leeds has booked a potential recurring role in “Grey’s Anatomy”‘s upcoming season, however details about his role are being kept under lock and key. [TVLine]

“Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris will guest star as Whitney’s boyfriend’s (Chris D’Elia) father in an upcoming episode of the forthcoming season of “Whitney.” [EW]

Stephen Colbert has booked a guest star role on the final season of “The Office.” Colbert will guest-star in a Halloween-themed episode as Broccoli Rob, a former member of Here Comes Treble, Andy’s a cappella group. [EW]

John Boyd & Dileep Rao Join ‘Touch’ And More Casting News

Touch

Fox sophomore drama “Touch,” has added two recurring actors.

“24” alum John Boyd and Inception‘s Dileep Rao have joined the series.

According to THR, Boyd is set to play Kase, a brilliant math and algorithm researcher. Kase is also Calvin’s confidant (Lukas Haas) and college friend. Meanwhile, Rao, will guest star as Vikash Nayar, a wealthy shareholder at Aster Corp.

The recurring actors join Said Taghmaoui, Adam Campbell, Ray Santiago, Lukas Haas, Saxon Sharbino and Greg Ellis for the second season of “Touch.”

“Touch” returns Fri., Oct. 26 at 8/7c p.m. on Fox.

In other casting news…

Abby Elliott first post “SNL” gig is CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” Elliott has been booked as crazy Janeane in a multi-episode arc. [EW]

“Lost” alum Tania Raymonde will recur next season on “Switched at Birth.” Raymonde will play Zarra, a street artist who befriends Bay. “Switched at Birth” returns Monday, Sept. 3 at 8/7c on ABC Family. [TV Guide]

Tom Bower (Die Hard 2, The Waltons) has been cast to play Dwight’s great uncle Heinrich in “The Office”‘s spin-off, “The Farm.” Heinrich is described as “charming, greedy and manipulative.” [Deadline]

Miley Cyrus is set to appear in a two-episode arc on “Two and a Half Men.” Miley will play Missy, a love interest for Jake.

Vera Farmiga (The Departed) has been tapped to play Norman Bates’s abusive and complicated mother on A&E new series “Bates Motel.” [EW]

Ali Wentworth will play Tom’s love interest on “Cougar Town.” [TVLine]

Bailey Buntain (Bunheads) will be guest-star on an upcoming episode of  “The Middle.” Buntain has been cast to play Jenna, a freshman Sue chooses to mentor. [EW]

Doug Jones & ‘ER’ Alums Join ‘Falling Skies’ And More Casting News

Falling Skies

“Falling Skies” season 3 doesn’t premiere until 2013 below are some interesting casting news.

According to EW, Doug Jones has been tapped to play the new humanized alien who was introduced at the second season finale of “Falling Skies.”

Also joining the cast of TNT’s Sci-fi drama are “ER” alums Gloria Reuben and Robert Sean Leonard.  Deadline reports, Leonard will portray Roger Kadar, PhD, a genius also know as “The Rat King.” Kadar runs Charleston’s power grid and lives underground with his pet rats.

Meanwhile, Gloria Reuben will play an intelligent woman with “political knowledge and experience [that] could prove extremely helpful to Tom.”

Both actors will recur in a five-episode arc of “Falling Skies”‘s upcoming season.

In other casting news…

Maulik Pancholy, who starred as Neal on “Whitney” will reprise his role as Jack Donaghy’s (Alec Baldwin) assistant Jonathan on NBC comedy series “30 Rock.” [TV Guide]

Mädchen Amick will guest-star in The CW new series “Beauty and Beast.” The “Twin Peaks” vet will play Lois, a wealthy polo-club president. [TVLine]

Denise Richards has been cast as Gwen in “90210”‘s 100th episode. Gwen is described as a “sexy West Beverly High School Alum turned wealthy socialite.” [EW]

“Tank Girl” vet Tori Petty will cross paths with Fiona and Steve as Valerie in Showtime’s “Shameless.” [TV Guide]

The Campaign star, Thomas Middleditch has been cast as Jeb, Dwight’s younger brother on “The Office, TVLine reports. In addition, Matt Jones has been tapped to play Dwight’s mysterious cousin Zeke. [THR]

‘The Office’ to End After Nine Seasons

“The West Wing” alum, Timothy Busfield has landed a guest role on Fox’s new crime drama, “The Mob Doctor.” Busfield is set to guest star as John Ellis, s a dirty congressman. Joining the TV vet in a guest role is “Friday Night Lights” alum Jurnee Smollett. She will play a pregnant prostitute. [TV Guide]

“Men at Work” has tapped Maz Jobrani (Better Off Ted) to appear as an owner of a Lebanese chicken restaurant who becomes Gibbs’ friend. [TVLine]

Brooklyn Silzer is set to Lucy, Danny and Lindsay’s daughter on “CSI: NY.” Twins Nadia and Talia Hartounian previously played Lucy. [TV Guide]

‘The Office’ to End After Nine Seasons

The Office

NBC is pulling the reins on “The Office.”

Greg Daniels, the showrunner of “The Office” told reporters on a conference call that this will be the show’s final season: “This year feels like the last chance to … make an artistic ending for the show, This will be the last season of “The Office,” and we’re planning a big exciting last season.” Daniels stated “all questions will be answered this year. We’re going to see who’s behind the documentary … Now that we know we have an end date we can blow things up and take some chances and it will be very freeing, creatively.”

“There’s so much to pay off after nine seasons,” Daniels added. “My biggest concern is just packing in all these great ideas the writing staff has and make sure we squeeze as many as we can into the ending.”

The final season of “The Office” airs Thurs, Sept. 20 at 9/8c p.m.

Will you miss “The Office?”

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

Scandal

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]

‘True Blood’ Star Heads to ‘How I Met Your Mother’ And More Casting News

“True Blood”‘s wolf will return to “How I Met Your Mother.”

TVLine reports, Joe Manganiello will reprise his role as Brad, Marshall’s law school companion on the hit comedy series.

Manganiello joins previously announced Michael Trucco and Ashley Williams for a multi-episode arc on the upcoming season of “How I Met Your Mother.”

The comedy series continues Mon., Sept. 24.

More casting news…

Derek Webster (Harry’s Law) has joined “Revolution” in a recurring role as Nicholas. Nicholas is a strong rebel leader who faces off against Miles (Billy Burke).  [EW]

Jake Lacy (Better With You) is joining “The Office”‘s upcoming ninth season as a series regular.

Gregg Henry (Hung) will play Jackson, a wealthy Southerner on ABC hit drama “Scandal.” Jillian Armenante (Judging Amy) is also joining the series as Lucas, a smart, well-spoken woman. [Deadine]

“Up All Night” has cast Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as a guest star in a multi-episode arc as Ava’s former accompanist. NBC

Jay Karnes is headed to “Last Resort.” Karnes is set to play Secretary of Defense in the ABC drama series. [EW]

“American Horror Story” has cast Franka Potente for a two-episode arc. Potente will play a mysterious patient of the facility. [TVLine]

Laura Innes (ER) vet will guest-star in “Warehouse 13” as Emma Jinks, a woman who has been estranged from her son Steve for two years. [Huff Post TV]

Heather Locklear is joining “Hot in Cleveland.” Locklear will play Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli)’s boss in a multiple episodes arc. [TVLine]

TV Scoop: Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist Join ‘Glee,’ ‘MasterChef’ Renewed and More

Dean Geyer

The hit musical series, “Glee” has landed Australian actor, Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist (Blue Lagoon: The Awakening).

TVLine reports, Jacob Artist has joined the series as Puck’s half-brother, Jake. The newcomer is set to debut in the season premiere.

Meanwhile Dean Geyer, has been cast as Rachel’s NYADA classmate. Geyer will play Brody Weston, an upperclassman who likes the new girl (Rachel) on campus. Geyer will also appear in the fourth season premiere on Thurs., Sept. 13.

More TV News!

Adam Baldwin, “Chuck” vet will appear in a three-episodes arc in the upcoming season of “Law & Order: SVU.” The “Firefly” alum will play Capt. Steven Harris, the team’s interim captain. Baldwin will take over Capt. Donald Cragen duties in the first three episodes. [TVGuide]

Related: Paget Brewster to guest-star on ‘Law & Order’

Mindy Kaling will return to “The Office” for a couple of episodes next season. [EW]

Related: Amanda Setton, Stephen Tobolowsky Join ‘The Mindy Project’.

Fox’s “The Mindy Project,” and “Ben and Kate” will be available online before their Tuesday, Sept. 25 premieres. Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, the pilots of each comedy will be online for two weeks.

“MasterChef” has been renewed for a fourth season.

Jack Coleman is joining “Castle.” Coleman, “Heroes” alum will guest-star as “well-liked U.S. senator who finds himself in conflict with Beckett,” TVLine reports.

“New Girl” casts David Walton, Leslie Mann, and Rachael Harris. Walton will play Zooey’s new love interest, while Mann will guest-star in the second season premiere, she will play a “shot girl” and a an event planner for Schmidt’s penis cast party. Lastly, Harris will return to the FOX’s hit comedy series as vice-principal of Jess’s school. [EW]