Nellie Andreeva

In notable recent TV castings, Rachel Nichols has joined CBS’ Criminal Minds as a recurring, Izabella Miko has boarded NBC’s The Cape and Cartoon Network has assembled the cast of its live-action comedy pilot KROG.

Rachel Nichols (Star Trek) has been tapped for an arc on Criminal Minds later this season. Criminal Minds had been planning to add a new female regular cast member in the wake of the A.J. Cook’s departure. I hear the character Alias alumna Nichols will play,  FBI cadet Ashley Seager, was originally envisioned as a new regular but that has changed, and Nichols will now appear in 3 episodes. Seager is invited by  Agent Hotch (Thomas Gibson)  to consult on a case after learning her family history will bring a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer.

Izabella Miko (Coyote Ugly) is set for a five-episode arc on midseason drama The Cape, which stars David Lyons as a cop framed for a crime who becomes a masked hero. Miko, who guest starred in the pilot, plays a skilled and alluring circus performer.  She is repped by Fortitude and Affirmative Entertainment.

KROG, created by Mark Rivers, centers on KROG, an awesome monster costume band sent from Middle Earth who loved by their fans but in fact, they are indeed monsters sent to conquer mankind. Cast in the pilot are James Adomian (repped by ICM), Josh Fadem (Paradigm), Will Harris (Stone Manners Salners), Zooey Hall, Julian Works and Justin Castor.

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