The TV Casting ScoopPosted: August 17, 2011
With so many new and returning shows coming this fall, there have been a lot of new characters being added. Here are some of the big casting scoops:
Dr. Spaceman FTW: “30 Rock” and “SNL” alum Chris Parnell joins “Suburgatory” as the husband of Cheryl Hines’s character.
It’s Her Party: Musician Colbie Caillat will appear (and perform) as ’60s singer Leslie Gore on an upcoming episode of “The Playboy Club.”
Revolving Door: “Melrose Place”‘s Michael Rady will play Patrick Jane’s 3rd boss so far on this season of “The Mentalist.”
The ‘Rents: “The Office” has cast Andy’s parents, and his dad looks a lot like “7th Heaven”‘s Stephen Collins.
No “Love” Lost: “Big Love” star Bill Paxton will play nemesis to Kevin Coster in the upcoming History channel miniseries “The Hatfields and the McCoys.”
“Buffy”/”Angel” Reunion: In a twist fans of the Whedonverse, “Supernatural” has cast James Marsters (Spike!) as the husband to a witch played by Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia!).
Playing Games: “Suits” has hired “The Game”‘s Pooch Hall in the possibly recurring role of a competitive new associate named Jimmy. His first episode will air this Thursday.