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:

Erica Kane Doesn’t Quit: Susan Lucci may follow “All My Children” as it makes its way to the internet.

Cable Premieres: Click on the links to find out the fall/winter premiere dates for USA, TNT, and Syfy.

Picture Preview: Check out the first pictures from “Hawaii Five-0” season 2, which sees McGarrett in the slammer.

“90210” The College Years: Naomi will buy a mansion to start her own sorority, and Cobra Starship will perform.

Bring on the falsies: TLC orders 4 more episodes of “Toddlers & Tiaras” for the fall.

 


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 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.”


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 TV News and Casting Round-Up

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

Don’t expect any crossovers between “The Vampire Diaries” and Kevin Williamson’s new series “The Secret Circle.” [Deadline]

The Patty Duke will appear on “Hawaii Five-0″ as the mother of a murder victim who also suffers from Alzheimers. [Inside TV]

Singer Brandy joins “90210″ in a recurring role as a political candidate who enlists Silver to promote her campaign. [TVLine]

Martin Lawrence may return to series television, signs development deal with CBS. [Vulture]

Beckett will see a psychiatrist on “Castle” after last season’s shocking finale. See who will play him. [TVGuide]