EXCLUSIVE: Heather Graham (The Hangover) is set for a season-long arc on the upcoming seventh season of Showtime‘s Californication. Additionally, 24 alumna Mary Lynn Rajskub has been tapped for a three-episode arc. Graham will play a woman from Hank’s (David Duchovny) past whose arrival upends his life, while Rajskub will play a neurotic writer. They join another major new Californication recurring, Michael Imperioli. Production on Season 7′s 12 episodes begins later this month for premiere next year. Graham, repped by Gersh and the Schiff Co., will next be seen in the Sony Pictures Classic release At Any Price and will reprise her role in the third Hangover movie. Rajskub, repped by Levity and Innovative Artists, is a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately and will next be seen in the film Toys House.
Two actresses best known for their drama series turns, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gossip Girl alumna Michelle Trachtenberg and former 24 co-star Mary Lynn Rajskub, have joined comedy pilots, both at CBS.
Trachtenberg has been cast as the female lead in CBS’ untitled Peter Knight comedy pilot. The project, from Sony and Happy Madison, is a workplace ensemble revolving around the young-adult employees at a high-powered venture capital firm. It centers on Danny, who is shocked when his crush, competitor and fellow trainee Gracie (Trachtenberg) is promoted out of the mailroom and into a junior associate position at the firm. Also cast in the pilot is Tim Peper (Carpoolers) as Danny’s obnoxiously lovable best friend. Trachtenberg, repped by UTA and Framework, also starred on the NBC drama Mercy.