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TV Castings Roundup: Several Lined Up For Broadcast, Cable Gigs

Lamorne Morris has been cast in Fox’s New Girl, the Zooey Deschanel series that set to premiere Sept. 20. He will play Winston, a former athlete who is one of three roommates that takes in a fourth (Deschanel). … Callum Keith Rennie has been booked as a series regular on NBC’s midseason drama The Firm opposite Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis. He will play Ray McDeere, the older brother to Mitch (Lucas). Rennie is repped by APA and Hodgson Management. … Richard T. Jones will recur on the upcoming season of CBS’ Hawaii 5-0. He is repped by Buchwald/Fortitude.

James Wolk (Lone Star) has been cast in a multi-episode arc on the second season of Showtime’s Shameless. He will play Adam, an investment executive who makes a connection with Fiona (Emmy Rossum). Wolk is repped by WME. … Teddy Sears (Raising the Bar) has been cast in Lifetime’s Drew Peterson movie alongside Rob Lowe, playing Peterson’s best friend. Sears, who is recurring on USA Network’s Necessary Roughness, will next be seen as a mysterious character on Torchwood. He is repped by APA and manager Sandy Erickson. … Mariana Klaveno has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Dexter. She will play Carissa Morris, a professor at Florida University. Klaveno recently guest starred on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and plays a vampire on HBO’s True Blood. She is repped by APA and Shelter Entertainment. … David Andrews has been set … Read More »

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Christopher McDonald Passes Bar, Will Become Regular On ‘Harry’s Law’

Christopher McDonald, whose character Tommy Jefferson recurred last season on NBC’s Harry’s Law, has been upped to series regular for the upcoming season, which kicks off Sept. 21 on a new night and time period: Wednesdays at 9 PM. It’s the latest casting move for the legal drama, which last week added Tony winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story) as a regular, playing a new associate at the law firm run by Kathy Bates’ Harry. The series, from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros TV, also inked a deal with former Law & Order: LA star Alfred Molina for a three-episode arc as a man accused of murdering his wife. McDonald, who also recently appeared on the small screen in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Andrew E. Freedman Public Relations.

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White House To Celebrate Broadway

white_houseThe White House has just announced that next Monday WETA is taping for broadcast on PBS on October 20th “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” featuring performances by major Broadway artists and new talent presenting selections from American musicals. The evening will include Nathan Lane, Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center. This is a continuation of the “In Performance at the White House” series.

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