Angela Kinsey Joins Fox’s ‘Gabriels’ Pilot

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 3:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Angela Kinsey is set as the female lead opposite Rob Riggle in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot The Gabriels. Written by Andrew Gurland and Justin Hurwitz and directed by Jason Winer, The Gabriels centers on a gleefully antisocial family … Read More »

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Casting Couch: ‘There’s Always Woodstock’ Adds Rumer Willis & Jason Ritter

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 6:06pm PST

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There’s Always Woodstock has added several new actors to its cast. Rumer Willis, Brittany Snow, Parenthood’s Jason Ritter, Jimmy Wolk, Finesse Mitchell and Anna Anissimova have all joined the romantic comedy directed by Rita Merson. There’s Always Woodstock stars Katey Sagal and Allison Miller of NBC’s Go On. The film centers on Catherine Brown (Miller), a would-be songwriter who returns to her dead parents’ home in Woodstock, New York for the summer. Ritter will be playing the self-absorbed actor and unfaithful fiance of Brown. Willis will be playing a Goth waitress at the coffeehouse owned by Sagal’s character who becomes friends with Brown. Merson, Sunrise Pictures’ Peter Schafer as well Jenny Hinkey are producing the film. Joe Dain and Jim Klock are executive producers with manager David Guillod serving as Co-Executive Producer
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Several TV Series Book Recurring Actors

By | Friday August 31, 2012 @ 4:30pm PDT
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Angelique Cabral has booked a recurring role on the second season of ABC’s Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23. She will play Fox Paris, a woman who is also a junior analyst at the financial firm where June … Read More »

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Seth Green Joins Hacker Miniseries ‘Delete’

By | Tuesday August 14, 2012 @ 10:49am PDT

The Emmy-nominated actor and Robot Chicken creator is going to play Lucifer in Delete. Not that Lucifer, but a hacker activist who is described as a cross between Gene Hackman in Enemy Of The State and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. DeleteRead More »

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‘Up All Night’ Adds Luka Jones

By | Friday July 6, 2012 @ 12:00pm PDT

Luka Jones has joined Up All Night as a series regular. The actor will play Scott, the younger brother of Christina Applegate’s “Reagan Brinkley” character in the NBC sitcom. Jones’ character, a contractor by profession, is described as … Read More »

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R.I.P. Marion Dougherty

By | Monday December 5, 2011 @ 5:08pm PST

Marion Dougherty, a former Bergdorf-Goodman window dresser who rose to become one of Hollywood’s most influential casting directors, died December 4 in Manhattan of natural causes. She was 88. Once called “the father of casting as we know it” by Paul Newman, Dougherty was responsible for giving Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Ed Asner, Anne Bancroft, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and numerous others their first breaks. She also was instrumental in the early careers of James Dean and Robert Duvall.

Dougherty entered the business casting the TV series Kraft Television Theater, Naked City and Route 66 during the late 1940s and into the early 1960s. At that time, the end of the studio system meant actors were free agents to be discovered in regional theaters, off-Broadway and at local playhouses, and the demands of TV meant they had to be found fast. She eventually moved into film casting, where she revolutionized the process by moving away from type-casting and toward character and individuality. Her movie credits include casting Pacino in Panic In Needle Park, Redford in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Voight and Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy, as well as The Owl And The Pussycat, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Paper Chase, Lenny, The Day Of The Locust, The World According To Garp, Full Metal Jacket, Tim Burton’s Batman, and the four Lethal Weapon movies. Her most recent movie credit was 2001′s Venus And Mars. ”I think she’s one of the key figures in cinematic history; she was the Mozart of casting,” said Tom Donahue, who is making the documentary Casting By, about the evolution of the casting industry of which Dougherty was a central figure. Read More »

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Chelsea Kane To Star In ABC Family Comedy Pilot ‘Baby Daddy’

By | Friday October 28, 2011 @ 4:25pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Kane (Jonas) has landed a lead in ABC Family’s comedy pilot Baby Daddy. The project, from executive producer Dan Berendsen (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), centers on Ben (Cameron Deane Stewart) who, in his 20s, … Read More »

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Quartet Cast In TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Sullivan And Son’ Produced By Vince Vaughn

By | Monday October 24, 2011 @ 7:15am PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Azlynn, Jodi Long, Vivian Bang and Owen Benjamin have been cast opposite Steve Byrne in TBS’ half-hour comedy pilot Sullivan And Son, starring comedian Byrne and executive … Read More »

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Holly Robinson Peete Books First Gig Since Leaving ‘The Talk’: Arc On CBS Comedy ‘Mike & Molly’

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 11:40am PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: No hard feelings? Two months after her surprising ouster from CBS’ daytime show The Talk, Holly Robinson Peete is returning to the network for her first major post-Talk gig: a multiple-episode arc on CBS’ sophomore comedy Mike & Molly. … Read More »

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Ali Wong Joins New NBC Comedy ‘Are You There Vodka’ As Regular

By | Thursday August 25, 2011 @ 2:30pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Rising young comedian Ali Wong has landed her first regular TV role, joining the cast of NBC’s upcoming comedy series Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea, which is based on the books of another female … Read More »

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Heather Graham To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little In Common’

By | Wednesday August 24, 2011 @ 9:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Heather Graham has been tapped to star opposite Rob Corddry in Fox’s comedy pilot Little In Common. Rob Thomas’ single-camera comedy, produced by WBTV, centers on the Wellers (Corddry, Graham), who move from California to Texas but find that their adjustment won’t be quite that easy considering their Latina single-mother neighbor (Alana Ubach) has a radically different approach to child-rearing than they do, while their other new neighborhood acquaintances, the African American Burlesons (Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union), take sports very seriously. Graham’s role, which has been recast, was played by Paula Marshall in the original pilot, in which Ubach had a husband played by Lombardo Boyar. This is a rare series gig for Graham, who has been focused primarily on features. She previously toplined the short-lived ABC comedy Emily’s Reasons Why Not and recurred on Scrubs. Read More »

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Andre Braugher To Do Arc On ‘L&O: SVU’

By | Tuesday August 23, 2011 @ 11:32am PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Andre Braugher is in negotiations for a recurring role on NBC’s veteran procedural Law & Order: SVU. He will play an attorney for the underprivileged who may get close with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). This marks … Read More »

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Comedian Luka Jones Lands Male Lead In New NBC Comedy Series ‘BFF’

By | Friday August 12, 2011 @ 6:47pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Upright Citizens Brigade performer Luka Jones has landed the male lead opposite UCB alumni Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair in the midseason NBC comedy series BFF. The single-camera comedy, created by Parham and St. … Read More »

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Bobby Cannavale To Co-Star On Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’

By | Thursday August 11, 2011 @ 11:58am PDT
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Bobby Cannavale has joined Showtime’s dark comedy series Nurse Jackie. He will appear in all 10 episodes of the show’s upcoming fourth season playing a formidable hospital administrator sent by the new conglomerate that buys the financially … Read More »

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Michael Rapaport To Star Opposite Ed Burns In Doug Ellin’s HBO Comedy Pilot ’40′

By | Wednesday August 3, 2011 @ 7:10am PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: With his HBO comedy series Entourage recently wrapping production on its final season, Doug Ellin is shifting attention to his next project for the pay cable network, half-hour pilot 40. Michael Rapaport has been tapped to star opposite Ed … Read More »

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Charlyne Yi Joins ‘House’ As New Regular

By | Tuesday August 2, 2011 @ 7:01pm PDT
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Actress/comedian Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) has been cast as a new regular on Fox’s medical drama House next season. Along with fellow new cast addition Odette Annable, Yi will play a new member of Dr. Gregory House’s (Hugh Laurie) … Read More »

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Carrie-Anne Moss Joins NBC’s ‘Chuck’ As Recurring

By | Friday July 29, 2011 @ 11:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

For a second straight season, the producers of NBC’s Chuck have recruited the female star of an iconic action sci-fi movie for a major recurring role. Last year it was The Terminator’s Linda Hamilton, this year it’s The Matrix‘s Carrie-Anne … Read More »

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‘Breaking In’ Co-Star Odette Annable Joins Fox’s ‘House’ As New Regular

By | Monday July 25, 2011 @ 6:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There will be a major new female addition to Fox’s House this fall. Odette Annable, who co-starred on another Fox series this past season — the midseason comedy Breaking In — is joining the veteran medical drama as a new series regular, the first regular addition to the cast since the promotion of Olivia Wilde, Peter Jacobson and Kal Penn in Season 4. But fans of Breaking In shouldn’t fret that this might be the nail in the coffin of the underrated comedy starring Christian Slater and Bret Harrison. There is time carved into Annable’s deal for House that would allow her to also do Breaking In should Fox opt to pick up the series for a second season. Producers are keeping details about Annable’s character on House under wraps, but I hear that she meets Dr. Gregory House in prison. As our sister site TVLine recently reported, House will find himself behind bars at the opening of the new season after driving his car into Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein)’s living room in the May Season 7 finale. I hear Annable will play a doctor at the prison whom House recruits to be a new member of his team of diagnosticians, which means that House will likely return to Princeton-Plainsboro pretty quickly after his stint in the slammer. With Wilde, who plays fellow former jailbird Thirteen, busy in features, she is not expected to be in every episode of House next season. And with original co-star Edelstein making a surprising exit after last season and Amber Tamblyn ending her recurring stint, for now Annable will be the only full-time female cast member next season. Read More »

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Ted Danson Surprisingly Takes On ‘CSI’

UPDATE: He’s coming in as a new team leader on the graveyard shift of the original CSI, filling one of the voids left by Laurence Fishburne, who himself took over from William Petersen. The talks with Ted Danson only … Read More »

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