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 Tuesday Primetime Line-Up

Cupcake Wars (Food Network)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) – Tonight is the penultimate episode of the show’s summer run, and the girls will soon tell their therapist about their “A” problem.

9 America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Auction Kings (Discovery) – 2 back-to-back episodes air tonight.
Degrassi (Teennick)
Flipping Out (Bravo)
Take The Money and Run (ABC)
What Not to Wear (TLC)

10 Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson (BET)
Combat Hospital (ABC)
Dirty Money (Discovery) – Two back-to-back episodes fill the 10 o’clock hour.
Picker Sisters (Lifetime)
Teen Mom (MTV)
Top Shot (History)
What Not to Wear (TLC)

11 Awkward. (MTV) – Things get — you guessed it — awkward when Matty finds about about Jake and Jenna’s kiss.
Web Therapy (Showtime)

11:30 Repo Games (Spike)


The Monday Primetime Line-Up

With so many shows on TV, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s what’s on tonight:

8 Bachelor Pad (ABC)
Basketball Wives (1-Hour Special, VH1) – The 2nd and final part of the season-ending specials airs tonight.
Eureka (Syfy)
Hell’s Kitchen (2 Hours, FOX) – The network is debuting 2 back-to-back new episodes.
NFL Monday Night Football Preseason: Chicago at NY Giants (ESPN)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)

9 American Ninja Warrior (Special Night, NBC) – Part of a lot of reality burn-off tonight, NBC will air a 2-hour season finale of the 3rd season.
American Pickers (History)
Bad Girls Club (Oxygen)
The Closer (TNT)
Degrassi: The Next Generation (Teennick) – The teen drama continues to air Monday through Thursday in week 6.
Hoarders (A&E)
LaLa’s Full Court Life (Season Premiere, VH1)
The Lying Game (ABC Family) – Despite the same author for the source material as the network’s hit “Pretty Little Liars” and a nice post-“Secret Life” time slot, this intriguing new teen soap debuted well below the almost-certain-to-be-cancelled “Nine Lives of Chloe King.”
Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo)
Tia & Tamera (Style)
Top Gear (Season Premiere, BBC America)
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)

9:30 The T.O. Show (Season Premiere, VH1)

10 Alphas (Syfy) – Guest Star Alert: Fanboy fave Summer Glau (“Firefly,” “The Cape”) guest stars.
Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxygen)
Intervention (A&E)
Most Eligible Dallas (Bravo)
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) – It seems someone is keen on reliving the Salem witch trials in this new episode.
Surprise Homecoming (Season Finale, TLC)
Weeds (Showtime)

10:30 The Big C (Showtime) – Parker Posey finally arrives on the scene as a woman who meets Adam in a support chat room.

11 The Protector (Lifetime) – It isn’t a good sign for a new series to get pushed to an 11pm time slot.


A Trailer A Day: “Prime Suspect”

Premiering on Thursday, September 21 at 10, NBC’s “Prime Suspect,” a remake of the UK series starring Helen Mirren, stars film actress Maria Bello as a tough-as-nails New York detective. She has a live-in boyfriend with an ex and has to deal with sexism from her male coworkers (although it will be more subtle than its British counterpart). Check out a trailer here:


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 Sunday Primetime Line-Up

With so many shows on TV, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s what’s on tonight:

8 Big Brother (CBS)
Curiosity (Discovery) – Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts an episode about why sex is fun.
NFL Sunday Night Football Preseason: San Diego @ Dallas (NBC)

9 Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
Ice Road Truckers (History)
Leverage (TNT)
True Blood (HBO) – Having seen a preview, pay attention to some great scenes between Jessica and Nan Flanagan.

9:30 In the Flow with Affion Crockett (FOX) – The new sketch comedy show, which had miserable ratings last week, airs a 2nd episode tonight.

10 Against the Wall (Lifetime)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
The Glades (A&E)
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) – Now that Kim (SPOILER ALERT) got married yesterday, we should be seeing that engagement on the screen pretty soon.
My Collection Obsession (TLC Special)
Real Housewives of New Jersey
(Bravo)

10:30 Entourage (HBO) – The final season passes the mid-way point.


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.