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 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]