Jere Burns has been upped to regular after four seasons as a recurring on FX’s Justified. Burns plays menacing heroin dope dealer Winn Duffy, who offered a partnership to Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) in the Season 4 finale. His recent roles include the cable dramas Breaking Bad, Bates Motel and Burn Notice. Burns is repped by Innovative Artists and Trademark Talent.
Ruth Negga has booked a recurring arc on ABC’s new superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. No intel on her role, which is the Irish actress’ first U.S. TV role. Her credits include the features All Is By My Side, Una Vida and Noble and the UK series Love/Hate, Secret State and Misfits. Negga is with ICM Partners, Principal LA and Jonty Brook in the UK. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Law & Order alumna S. Epatha Merkerson is returning to NBC with a recurring role on the network’s upcoming drama series Deception. The show, from writer Liz Heldens, Universal TV and BermanBraun, is described as an opulent soap in which detective Joanna Padget (Meagan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Bower family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress Vivian Bower who was once her closest friend. Emmy winner Merkerson, repped by ICM Partners and Bob McGowan, will play Joanna’s mom Beverly Padget, who worked for the Bowers family when Joanna was a young girl. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Westen is getting a potential new nemesis – Jere Burns has been tapped for a major recurring role on the hit USA series Burn Notice. In at least 5 and as many as 7 episodes this season, he will play Anson Fullerton, a brilliant but understated clinical psychologist whose specialties in human behavior and experience working with covert agents proves useful in answering many of Michael (Jeffrey Nonovan)’s still looming questions. As a psychologist for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Anson has high-level government clearance and security access. Read More »
Nancy Travis has landed the female lead opposite Tim Allen in ABC’s untitled comedy pilot headlined by the former Home Improvement star. The multicamera project, from writer Jack Burditt, 21 Laps/Adelstein and 20th TV, centers on Tim Fitzgerald (Allen) who, even though the world around him has declared the traditional male an “endangered species,” is fighting for his manhood in a world that is being increasingly dominated by women. Travis will play Vanessa, Tim’s smart and loving wife who doesn’t miss much. Allen and Burditt are executive producing the pilot with John Pasquin, who will direct, as well as Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. This is the second broadcast pilot for Travis this season; she also booked a guest starring/recurring role on the CW drama Heart of Dixie. She is with APA and Greenlight Management.
Jere Burns has been cast in a lead role in NBC’s untitled Dan Goor comedy pilot. The multicamera comedy, from writer/exec producer Dan Goor, centers on Adam Foote (Andrew J. West), a doctor who joins his parents’ (Jean Smart, Burns) medical practice and spends as much time tending to his family as to his patients. Burns, repped by Innovative Artists and Jackson-Medavoy, has been recurring on AMC’s Breaking Bad and FX’s Justified.