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.”

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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:

Gleek out: Displaced “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole scores possible cameos on “Glee” and “How I Met Your Mother.” [MTV UK]

Sunny disposition: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Breakout Kings star Jimmi Simpson to bring the funny to “How I Met Your Mother.” [TV Fanatic]

Buddy cops: “Running Wilde” alum joins “Community as a campus cop, presumably working with Greendale’s newest security guard Chang. [The Futon Critic]

It’s a happy ending after all: NBC replaces role vacated by “Happy Endings” star for midseason comedy series “BFF.” [Deadline]

Vrooom: “Body of Proof” casts heavily recurring role of “The Fast and the Furious” M.E. van driver. [TVLine]


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:

“Glee” has cast the always wonderful Vanessa Lengies (“American Dreams,” “Hawthorne”) in the recurring role of Sugar. [TVGuide]

In other “Glee” casting news, LaMarcus Tinker, best known for playing Tinker on “Friday Night Lights” or Travis’s roommate on “Cougar Town” will play the new boyfriend of Mercedes. [Inside TV]

“My So-Called Life”‘s A.J. Langer (Rayanne Graff!) will recur on “Private Practice” as a woman from one of our doctors’ pasts. [TVLine]

Autumn Reeser (“No Ordinary Family”) will be a new love interest on “Hawaii Five-0” for Danno. [TVLine]

Sarah Paulson will reprise her role as Lynnette’s sister on the final season of “Desperate Housewives.” Except this time, things are looking up for the formerly down-on-her-luck character. [TVGuide]

A male Buffy? “The Vampire Diaries” casts “Fringe” and “Supernatural” star Sebastian Roche as a mysterious vampire slayer. [TVLine]


The TV News and Casting Round-Up

Here’s somewhat of a mix of today’s general TV scoop and casting news:

Joshua Jackson promises “Fringe” fans that the third season’s finale twist will not betray fans, is actually good for Peter-Olivia shippers. [TVLine]

Naya Rivera announces that her character, Santana, will also graduate at the end of “Glee”‘s fast-approaching third season and gives details on her hopes for Santana. [eOnline]

On the heels of the news of Patty Duke’s guest starring role on “Hawaii Five-0,″ it seems film legend Peter Fonda will also guest star on the series as a sea-captain who bilks people out of their money and is also a possible murderer. [TVGuide]

Denis O’Hare teases possible return of Russell Edgington to “True Blood”: “He could come back at any moment.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Flava Flav and Dee Snider will switch wives in ABC‘s upcoming reality series “Celebrity Wife Swap,” a spinoff of the original series. [Inside TV]


The TCA Breakdown: FX

Here are a few tidbits from FX‘s Television Critics Association session:

The network renews “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for 2 more seasons before the premiere of season 7, also renews “Louie” and “Wilfred” for another season apiece. [Vulture]

The writers for “The League” grateful for no NFL lockout, but had a plan. Also, Seth Rogen will guest star in the premiere as the oft-mentioned “Dirty Randy.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy talks new series “American Horror Story,” promises answers, including why the family doesn’t just move out of the haunted house. [eOnline]

FX boss John Landgraf says supernatural cop drama pilot “Powers” is “gritty,” compares it to “The Shield.” [TVLine]

“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter talks Emmy snub, those infamous tweets, and no regrets. [Deadline]


A Trailer A Day: “New Girl”

In honor of FOX’s TCA session today, check out a new trailer for the network’s newest comedy series “New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel (“500 Days of Summer”). The show will premiere Tuesday, September 20 at 9, follwing the 3rd season premiere of ““Glee”“:


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:

“Glee” boss Ryan Murphy clarifies casting rumors. Nobody was fired, possible spinoff on hold but could be revisited. [Deadline]

Penn Badgley hoping for less Chuck and Blair and more Dan and Blair on this season of “Gossip Girl.” [Zap2It]

HBO announces premiere dates for its “Boardwalk Empire,” “Hung,” “Bored to Death” and more. The network is likely to renew “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “True Blood.” [TVGuide, Deadline 1,2]

Rosie O’Donnell’s new talk show “The Rosie Show” to begin on OWN in October. [The Hollywood Reporter]

AMC boss owns up to some problems with “The Killing,” says the 2nd season will definitely explain “Who killed Rosie Larsen?” [The Hollywood Reporter]

The network also announced that its newest series, “Hell on Wheels,” will premiere in November. [The Futon Critic]
Here’s a trailer for the series: