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‘Revenge’ Taps Oliver Martinez, ‘Bunheads’ Actor Joins ‘True Blood’ Final Season And More!

Oliver Martinez has been tapped to portray Margaux’s father, Pascal LeMarchal on “Revenge.” LeMarchal is described as media magnate, who has a competitive professional history with Conrad, and a romantic past with Victoria. [Deadline]

Louis C.K. hosting SNL

“Louie” season 4 will premiere in May 2014.

Showtime renews “Web Therapy” for a forth season of ten episodes.

Nathan Parsons will join “True Blood” for its upcoming season this summer. The “Bunheads” actor will replace Luke Grimes, who played James, Jessica’s love interest. [TV Guide]

FX will debut its limited series, “Fargo” on April 15.

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Stephen Moyer Joins NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ And More Casting News

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“True Blood” star is Captain Von Trapp.

Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill on HBO’s “True Blood” has been cast to portray Capt. Von Trapp on NBC’s Sound of Music Special. Moyer will play war vet and single dad Capt. Von Trapp opposite Carrie Underwood’s Maria in the Special.

The three-hour production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production.

NBC’s Sound of Music is scheduled for Dec. 5.

More casting news…

Wendy Williams is making new neighbors. The Daytime host will guest-star as a hair stylist in an upcoming episode of “The Neighbors.” [TVLine]

Navid Negahban has been cast to play Oliver Queen’s foe on “Arrow.” The “Homeland” alum will play Al-Owal in Episode 5 of the forthcoming season. [E! Online]

Keith Carradine (“Dexter”) will recur as a trusted friend of Ryan Hardy named Barry on “The Following.” [TVLine]

Omari Hardwick will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a New York City nightclub owner on Starz’s new series “Power.”

Phoebe Strole will play Sam’s new love interest, who is a college sophomore called Penny Owen on the Fox’s “Glee” in a recurring role. In addition, Demi Lovato has been cast to play a NYC-based struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana’s who will regularly appear with Adam Lambert’s incoming character. [TVLine]

‘True Blood’ Renewed For Season 7

'True Blood" Renewed for Season Seven

The vamps, werewolves, faeries, shifters and humans of Bon Temps will be back for another season.

Hbo announced Monday, the series has been picked up for a seventh season which will air next summer.

“’True Blood’ remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”

“True Blood’ airs Sundays on HBO.

Sean Lowe Joins ‘DWTS,’ Desiree Hartsock is the Next Bachelorette, ‘Mad Men’ Poster And More!

Sean Lowe Dancing With The Stars

Following the final rose ceremony, Sean Lowe announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” he is joining season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Desiree Hartsock is the new Bachelorette. [Huffington Post]

Melissa McCarthy will host “Saturday Night Live” on April 6.

The Ellen DeGeneres talk show has been renewed through 2017. [EW]

“True Blood” new showrunner Mark Hudis, has been replaced by writer/co-executive producer Brian Buckner. [TVLine]

Check out “Mad Men” season 6 poster and video below.

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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]

‘True Blood’ Promotes Robert Patrick to A Series Regular And More Casting News

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Howl. Robert Patrick will be staying in Bon Temps .

Rob Kazinsky Joins ‘True Blood’

According to Deadline, Robert Patrick has been promoted to a series regular on the drama series. Patrick played Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) father on HBO’s vampire series “True Blood.”

The “X Flies” vet recently starred on ABC’s ill-fated “Last Resort.”

More casting news…

“Brooklyn Decker is heading to “The League.” Decker has been cast to play Gina Gibiatti, Frank “The Body” Gibiatti’s (Ike Barinholtz) younger sister. Gina was also a “mean girl” in high school. [EW]

Sarah Jane Morris (“Brothers & Sisters”) will play Pamela Jacks, a flight attendant on “Body of Proof.” [TVLine]

Ever Carradine will appear on Fox drama series “Bones.” Carradine will play Dolores Hyams, a widow of a police officer and a working class single mother. [TVLine]

Theo Rossi will guest star on “Law & Order: SVU.” The “Sons of Anarchy” star has been tapped to play Enrique Rodriguez, a “working-class Catholic who is determined to seek justice for his sister when he finds that she was part of a church cover-up.” [TVLine]

Justin Bruening Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Justified’ Promo Revealed and More!

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Justin Bruening is heading to Seattle Grace.

The “Ringer” alum has been cast to play a paramedic in a recurring role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” according to TVLine.

Bruening is set to appear late January or early February on the series.

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.

More TV news…

  • Denis O’Hare (“True Blood”) has been booked to guest-star as Father Shea,  a Priest he portrayed on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” in an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” [TVGuide]
  • “The Americans,” FX’s new 1980s-set spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, will debut in Wed., January 30 at 10/9c.
  • Fox has picked up animation series “Murder Police” with a 13-episode order,  from David A. Goodman (“Family Guy”) and Jason Ruiz.
  • J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy is coming to a TV near you. BBC One has picked up the novel for a Television series. [EW]
  • DirecTV will air Kiefer Sutherland’s “24” starting Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/c.
  • Missing “Game of Thrones” as much as we are? Watch the behind-the-scenes clip of the HBO series below.
  • FX has revealed a teaser of “Justified‘s” upcoming fourth season, which kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 8.

‘Touch’ Books ’24’ Alum And More Casting News

Mykelti Williamson Joins Touch

Mykelti Williamson joins Kiefer Sutherland’s “Touch.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “24” alum joins the Fox drama in a recurring role. Williamson will play Lang, a LAPD Det., who has seen it all and possesses a keen sense for the truth.

Annie Wersching Nabs a Guest Star Role on ‘Touch’

Additionally, “Titanic” alumna Frances Fisher will portray Nicole Farington in a recurring role on the drama series. Farington is described as the ultra-competent head of Aster Corps.

“Touch” premieres Feb, 1 on Fox.

In other casting news…

Roma Maffia will appear on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The “Nip/Tuck” alumna will play Roberta, a member of the hospital board in multiple episodes of the drama series. [TV Guide]

“True Blood” actress Janina Gavankar will appear on The CW series “Arrow” as McKenna Hall in a multi-episode arc. [Zap2it] 

Constance Zimmer, “Entourage” vet will appear on “Grey’s Anatomy” in a multi-episode arc. Zimmer has been tapped to play Dr. Cahill, a confident Doctor with a wicked sense of humor. [EW]

“Lost” vet Rebecca Mader has been tapped to play a “”temptress” of sorts” on “30 Rock.” [TVLine]

Eddie Izzard has been cast on NBC’s “Hannibal.” Izzard will play an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. [EW]

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]

‘Game of Thrones’ Enlists Coldplay’s Drummer And More Casting News

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“Game of Thrones” is adding a drummer.

Coldplay’s drummer Will Champion has been cast in the upcoming season of the HBO series, EW reports. Champion will play a drummer in the drama series. 

“Game of Thrones” returns March 31.

In other casting news…

Aisha Tyler, the “Talk” star is heading to “Glee” as Jake’s mother. [TVLine]

Daniel Buran has been cast in “Nashville” on a recurring role. The “True Blood” alum will play Cy, the lead singer of a “Bon Jovi-like rock band.” [THR]

Gillian Vigman (“Suburgatory”) will appear on TBS’ “Cougar Town” as Mary, who is a love interest for Bobby (Brian Van Holt). [TVLine]

Jane Seymour has joined “Ben And Kate.” Seymour will play Wendy, BJ’s (Lucy Punch) hot British mom. [TVLine]

Bridget Regan will recur on “Beauty And The Beast,” as Vincent’s (Jay Ryan) fiancée. [TVLine]

“Breaking Bad‘s” actor RJ Mitte will guest star as Nathan’s (Stephen Monroe Taylor) younger brother on CBS’ “Vegas.” [THR]

“Gilmore Girls” alumna Liza Weil has been tapped to guest star on “Bunheads.” Weil will portray Milly, Truly’s (Stacey Oristano) sister. [TVLine]