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:

See which “Lost” alum has been cast on “Chuck” to play brother to “Smallville”‘s Green Arrow (Justin Hartley). [TVGuide]

“The Vampire Diaries” has cast Claire Holt for the role of Becky, Stefan’s ex and an antagonist for Caroline. [Zap2It]

“Greek”‘s Evan Chambers (Jake McDorman) has been promoted to a series regular as a bartender on NBC’s midseason comedy “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.” [Deadline]

Nick Zano (“What I Like About You”, “Cougar Town”) will recur on CBS’s new comedy series “2 Broke Girls”  as a love interest for Max (Kat Dennings). [Deadline]

Scott Wolf scores a potentially recurring role as an FBI agent on “NCIS.” [TVLine]

Believe it or not, but “Game of Thrones” isn’t done expanding its cast. Good news for fans of the UK series “Skins,” as the show has cast Hannah Murray, who played Cassie on the shows first 2 series. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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The TV Casting Scoop

There has been some truly stellar casting news today:

“House” adds “Knocked Up”‘s Charlyne Yi to the team, a move that will surely shake things up (something  the show sorely needs). [Inside TV]

Patricia Heaton probably “Loves Raymond” right now. Her former co-star will guest on “The Middle”‘s 1-hour season premiere. The show returns Wednesday, September 21. [The Hollywood Reporter]

More “Game of Thrones” casting news: the show has cast the character of Jaqen, a dangerous assassin being taken along The Wall. [MTV]

Eternal TV teen Sarah Hagan (“Freaks & Geeks,” “Buffy”) joins “90210” as one of Naomi’s sorority sisters. [TVLine]

Homer Simpson’s portrayer Dan Castellaneta will guest on “Parks & Recreation” as an NPR-style talk show host. [Vulture]


The 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:

John Corbett (“United States of Tara”) will return as Amber’s absentee father on “Parenthood,” may stir up trouble between Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mr. Cyr (Jason Ritter). [The Hollywood Reporter]

Who will replace Cuddy on “House”? The show’s producers have narrowed the search to several candidates. [TVLine]

Sarah Michelle Gellar will have a full dance card this fall: “All My Children”‘s Justin Bruening joins “Ringer” as her third love interest so far (including her husband and her lover). [TVGuide]

“Make It or Break It” star to play Matty’s older brother on “Awkward” this season. [TV Fanatic]

Rob Riggle joins HBO comedy “Lifestyle Lemonaid” based on website of the same name. [Deadline]

“Game of Thrones” casts Gemma Whelan (“The Wolfman”) as Theon Greyjoy’s sister, changes name from book series. [Inside TV]


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:

It’s a “The Nanny” reunion! Charles Shaughnessy, who played Maxwell Sheffield opposite Fran Drescher for years, will guest star on the season finale of “Happily Divorced.” [The Futon Critic]

Disney star Chelsea Kane to battle Brooke (Sophia Bush) on “One Tree Hill”? [Inside TV]

CBS‘s “A Gifted Man” gains “Law & Order: SVU” vet. [TVLine]

“Mad Men”‘s Jon Hamm joins “Arrested Development” alums in 5 episodes of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”‘s second season. [Digital Spy]

Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) and “Weeds”‘s Linsday Sloane to star in “Psych” faux dating reality show episode. John Rhys-Davies (“Game of Thrones”) will also guest star. to guest on  season 6. [TVLine, Boomtron]

More of a pre-casting scoop, but “The Vampire Diaries” is on the hunt (no pun intended) for a vampire slayer. [Zap2It]


The TV Round-Up

With so many developments in the TV business today, catch up on the news in this edition of The TV Round-Up:

The season premiere of ABC‘s “Bachelor Pad” has been expanded to an absurdly long 3 hours. [Inside TV]

The ’90s are having a comeback: “Captain Planet” to become a live-action film. [The AV Club]

The CW‘s new fall series “The Secret Circle” expands its cast. [TVGuide]

HBO‘s fantasty series “Game of Thrones” adds two more for season 2. [Inside TV]

New cast member says more mysterious secrets will be revealed on ABC Family‘s “Pretty Little Liars” (of course). [TVLine]