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CASTING ROUNDUP: Two Board 2 HBO Series As Recurring, Two Join TBS Pilot

By | Monday January 10, 2011 @ 10:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Paola Turbay has joined HBO’s drama True Blood as a recurring. She will play Antonia. We don’t know much about her except for the fact that she speaks fluent Spanish. The Houston, TX-born Turbay, who moved to Colombia at age 10, is former Miss Colombia and Miss Universe runner-up. She made her U.S. series debut as a regular on CBS’ Cane and has been recurring on USA’s Royal Pains. Turbay is with Domain and KLWG Management.

The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki is joining the upcoming season of the HBO  comedy series Entourage as a recurring. He will play a “tougher” version of himself. Coming off a big movie and a hit TV show, Johnny signs with Eric aka E (Kevin Connolly) and Scott Lavin (Scott Caan) at Murray Berenson and takes interest in Eric’s girlfriend Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui). Galecki, who just finished shooting Andrew Niccol’s NOW, is with CAA and Untitled.

The TBS pilot Wedding Band follows a group of guys performing in a wedding band, anchored by 2 lifelong best friends – perennial bachelor Tommy (Brian Austin Green) and Eddie (Peter Cambor), a married father of two. Kathryn Fiore (Glory Daze) will play Eddie’s wife; The Good Guys co-star Jenny Wade will play Tommy’s love interest. Harold Perrineau and Derek Miller co-star in the pilot.

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Casting Roundup: 3 Board HBO Pilot ‘Veep’, Actresses Promoted To Regular On 2 Series

By | Friday December 17, 2010 @ 7:44pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Reid Scott, Tim Simons and Matt Walsh have joined the cast of HBO’s comedy pilot Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The Washington, D.C.-set project, from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci, centers on former Senator Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus) who becomes Vice President. Former My Boys co-star Scott will play Dan Egan, a DC legend. Simons will play Jonah who works in the President’s office, and Walsh will play Mike, Meyer’s spokesman. The trio join previously cast Anna Chlumsky. Reid, repped by Gersh and Impression Entertainment, has recurred heavily on Showtime’s The Big C as Laura Linney’s hot oncologist.

After heavily recurring on CBS’ Blue Bloods this season, Amy Carlson, who plays Donnie Wahlberg’s wife, is poised to become a regular if the cop family drama is picked up for a second season, something that is widely expected. Carlson, repped by Domain and Principal Entertainment, will next be seen in Green Lantern.

Desi Lydic (Stan Helsing), who guest starred on the pilot for MTV’s comedy series That Girl has been upped to a regular on the show, about teenage life through the eyes of 15 year-old Jenna Hamilton. Lydic plays Jenna’s high school guidance counselor. Additionally, Lydic, repped by ICM and Inphenate’s Glenn Rigberg, has joined the cast of Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Read More »

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