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 Round-Up

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

Cancellations: TLC announces that this is the final season of Kat von D’s “LA Ink”.

Reality News: All of last season’s “American Idol” judges, including Jennifer Lopez, will return next season, while Mariah Carey is finalizing a deal to mentor the contestants on “The X Factor” this fall.

Boys Will Be Boys: An early 8th season episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” will be told from the perspective of the male cast members, including the opening voiceover.

Crossover Buzz: “NCIS: LA”‘s Daniela Ruah will venture to the islands in a crossover with “Hawaii Five-0.”

Can Rosie O’Donnell Give OWN A Boost? The Oprah Winfrey Network announces its fall primetime schedule, complete with “The Rosie Show” and “Oprah’s Lifeclass.”

Picture Preview: See a preview of the “How I Met Your Mother” cast at a wedding in the upcoming season premiere, as well as the key art for “Person of Interest.”


A Trailer A Day: “Charlie’s Angels”

ABC is rebooting the ’70s classic “Charlie’s Angels.” This time the Angels include Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Light”), Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Annie Ilonzeh (“General Hospital”) and a much younger Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez). Take a look at the trailer for the show, which premieres on Thursday, September 22 before “Grey’s Anatomy”‘s 2-hour premiere:


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:

Renewals: HBO renews “True Blood” for a 5th season, and USA renews “Suits” for a 16-episode 2nd season.

Also, Spike has renewed “Repo Games” and picked up three more reality series. [Inside TV]

Cancellations: TBS has cancelled “Lopez Tonight,” while the BBC has cancelled “MI-5.”

See the first official image of the upcoming 3rd season of “The Vampire Diaries.” [Zap2It]

Spoiler: find out which doctor is replacing Dr. Webber as the Chief on “Grey’s Anatomy.” [TVGuide]

Lifetime has picked up its miniseries “The Client List” with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a TV series, whose 12-episode first season will premiere in 2012. [The Futon Critic]

 


The TV and Casting Round-Up

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

In what will likely be a very unpopular move, Syfy reverses its renewal of “Eureka,” cancelling the show after 5 seasons. However, there are still a dozen or so episodes left to air. [Inside TV]

“Grey’s Anatomy” Scoop: In the wake of Meredith’s ethical breach in the Alzheimer’s drug trials, Dr. Webber has taken the fall and stepped down, leaving a familiar face as the new Chief. [TVGuide]

“Law & Order” alum Linus Roache will reprise his role for an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” [TVLine]

Chuck Lorre must really dislike Charlie Sheen. Details have come out about how Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” character meets his demise, and boy is it brutal. [Vulture]

On the final season of “Desperate Housewives,” Renee (Vanessa Williams) is getting a new love interest, played by “V”‘s Charles Mesure. [TVGuide]

A famous Swedish novelist is having his book series adapted for television. No, not that one. The other famous Swedish novelist.  [Deadline]

“All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon will reprise her role on the soap before it goes off the air this fall. [AOL TV]


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:

“30 Rock” will continue past this season, with or without Alec Baldwin, says Lorne Michaels. [Digital Spy]

“The Office” SPOILER ALERT: Someone other than Pam will also be pregnant this season. [TVLine]

The fate of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” is up in the air, the show may be shopped elsewhere. [Vulture]

An episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”‘s upcoming season will feature the residents’ first solo surgeries, as directed by Dr. Bailey’s portrayer Chandra Wilson. [TVGuide]

It seems “Two and a Half Men” really will kill off Charlie Sheen’s character. [Inside TV]

CBS’s “The Good Wife” plays with its title in a tongue-in-cheek poster for season 3. [TV Fanatic]

No plans for TV wedding for “Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert and her fiance. [The Hollywood Reporter]


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:

Despite Chris Meloni’s departure from “Law & Order: SVU,” Detective Stabler will not be killed off in case the actor agrees to return as a guest. [TVLine]

Lucy Liu will appear throughout “Southland” season 4 as a Special Guest Star. [TV by the Numbers]

“Grey’s Anatomy”‘s T.R. Knight to return to television in a guest spot on “Law & Order: SVU.” [TV Fanatic]

Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager) will guest on “Warehouse 13.” Click on for a first-look picture and interview with the actress. [TVGuide]

“Firefly” and “Kyle XY” actresses join “Degrassi: The Next Generation” spinoff. [Zap2It]

Drew Powell will resume the role of “loveable loser” Jack Hurley on “Leverage” this season. [MediaBLVD]

“The Bold and the Beautiful”‘s Brandon Beemer to get down and dirty on “CSI: Miami.” [TVLine]