The TV Casting Scoop

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:

First A Musical, Now A Dance Number? “Fame”‘s Debbie Allen will guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Jackson’s mother, and will direct her 4th episode of the series as well.

New Horizons: Andre Braugher (“Men of A Certain Age”) is coming to “Law & Order: SVU” and may get involved with Det. Benson.

“Castle” Fans May Hope For A Murder: “The Killing” star Kristin Lehman will appear on “Castle” as a love interest for the titular character.

Smooth Operator: Jay Mohr is joining “Prime Suspect” in a recurring role as a skeevy assistant district attorney.

Reunited and It Feels So Good: “Hawaii Five-0” will reunite Masi Oka with his former “Heroes” co-star Greg Grunberg.

Reunited and It Feels So Awkward: “Chuck” guest star and “Old Spice” spokesperson Isaiah Mustafa will recur on “Charlie’s Angels” as the ex-fiancee of one of the Angels.

Boy Meets Skeleton? “Boy Meets World”‘s Ben Savage will guest star on “Bones.”


The TV Casting Scoop

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:

Lawyering Up: “Battlestar Galactica” star Tricia Helfer and a “Detroit 1-8-7” alum will recur on NBC’s new series “The Firm,” premiering in January.

I Don’t Want to Wait: Meridith Monroe, best known for playing Andie McPhee on “Dawson’s Creek,” will guest star on “Hawaii Five-0.”

Gleek Out: Find out the winner(s) of Oxygen’s “The Glee Project” to see who will appear on “Glee” season 3.

Returns: Former “SNL”cast member Jimmy Fallon will host the show in December, Dylan Baker will reprise his creepy murderous character on “The Good Wife,” and Officer Wilden will return for the “Pretty Little Liars” summer finale.

Slam Dunk: NBA star Carmelo Anthony will appear in an upcoming basketball-themed episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”

Casting Picture Preview: Check out an image of Carol Burnett’s return to “All My Children,” and a first-look picture of Ray Romano reuniting with his “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Patricia Heaton on “The Middle.”


The TV Casting Scoop

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:

Getting Animated: “Breaking Bad”‘s Bryan Cranston will guest on “The Simpsons” as a superspy.

“The Good Wife” Moonlights: “House” star Peter Jacobson will appear in the show’s season 3 premiere, while the show has loaned out Christine Baranski for a return appearance on “The Big Bang Theory.”

Proof That This Should Be The Final Season: “One Tree Hill” has filled the role of a hitman, although who he is targeting is still a mystery.

Recasting Scoop: In an effort to incorporate baby Stan more into “Cougar Town,” the show has recast the role.

Character Switcheroo: Due to Nancy Travis’s commitment to ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” Eisa Davis (“Law & Order”) has been cast as a new nurse and confidant for Rachel Bilson’s Zoe on “Hart of Dixie.”

2 Shows Cast Blasts From The Past: “Without A Trace” alum Eric Close will appear in flashbacks on “American Horror Story” as one of the house’s former residents, while “Rizzoli & Isles” has filled the role of one of Korsak’s 3 ex-wives.


The TV Casting Scoop

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:

Sitcom Family: Josh Groban will guest on “The Office” as Andy’s brother, Molly Shannon will play sister to Patricia Heaton on “The Middle,” and character actor Stephen Root will appear as Sabrina’s father on “Raising Hope.”

New Kid On the Block: Joey McIntyre will appear on “CSI: NY” as a man that gets caught up in a shooting.

Good Riddance? Kathryn Winnick, who played the not-so-beloved Hannah on “Bones” last season, will guest star on the 4th episode of “Nikita.”

Can’t Wait to See This: Parker Posey will play the ex-wife of Eli (Alan Cumming) on an upcoming episode of “The Good Wife.”

Desperately Seeking Susan: Miguel Ferrer will star as Susan’s tough new art professor on “Desperate Housewives,” while Tom is living the single life and getting a love interest in the form of “Friends” actress Jessica Hecht. [Update: Hecht is out, actress Andrea Parker is in.]

Another “New Girl”: Zooey Deschanel tweeted news last night that “Childrens Hospital” actress Lake Bell will appear in an episode of her new FOX comedy series.

Not So Saintly: Former “V” priest Joel Gretsch will recur on “The Playboy Club” as a nemesis to Eddie Cibrian’s character.


The TV Casting Scoop

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:

An Ideal Situation? “Parenthood” has cast newcomer Rosa Salazar as a pregnant woman at hopeful adoptive parent Julia’s office who isn’t sure if she’s ready for parenthood herself.

Getting Political: Ryan Rottman (“Gigantic”) has won the role of Shane on “90210.” Shane is an openly gay twenty-something fighting for marriage equality, and will probably play into Silver’s work with fellow newcomer Brandy.

Clueless: “Lie To Me” alum Kelli Garner will guest on “The Mentalist” as a woman who still believes Patrick Jane is a psychic.

“Castle” Meets “Futurama”: Veteran actor William Atherton will play a cryogenics expert who gets mixed up in one of Castle and Beckett’s cases when a body goes missing. Maybe it’s hanging Leela and Bender?

Frequent Flyer: Longtime “ER” star Goran Visnjic will recur on “Pan Am” as an immigrant torn between his Yugoslavian homeland and the U.S.


The TV Casting Scoop

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.


The TV Casting Scoop

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:

Cannon’s Got Talent: Nick Cannon has been added to the NBC’s new comedy series “Up All Night” as the co-host of Maya Rudolph’s character on their talk show.

Not in Metropolis anymore: “Smallville”‘s Cassidy Freeman joins “The Playboy Club” as a woman who makes an arrangement with Eddie Cibrian’s character.

It’s Criminal: See which “Sopranos” star has joined “Boardwalk Empire.”

The Face of Evil: “24” star Carlos Bernard will appear in a season-long arc on “CSI: Miami” as a new nemesis for Horatio.

The Men of “The Good Wife”: The show has added the recurring character of the new boyfriend of Alicia’s brother and also added Harvey Fierstein as a new judge.