Mark Valley Nabs Big Role In ‘Harry’s Law’

By | Tuesday July 12, 2011 @ 5:00pm PDT

Mark Valley is reuniting with David E. Kelley. The former Boston Legal regular, who most recently starred on Fox’s action drama Human Target before it got the ax last season, has landed a series-regular role in Kelley’s Harry’s LawRead More »

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Juliette Lewis Joins NBC’s ‘The Firm’

Juliette Lewis has signed on to star in NBC’s midseason series The Firm, which stars Josh Lucas in the legal drama based on the film adaptation of the John Grisham novel that had Tom Cruise in the lead role of … Read More »

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Jennifer Finnigan Lands Female Lead In USA Network Pilot ‘Wild Card’

By | Wednesday June 29, 2011 @ 11:27am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: USA Network has cast Jennifer Finnigan as the female lead in its pilot Wild Card, lifting the contingency on the project. The Fox TV Studios-produced project is about people behaving badly at night in Las Vegas and two very … Read More »

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James Spader Picking Out An ‘Office’ Chair?

By | Friday June 24, 2011 @ 2:12pm PDT

James Spader is working on a deal to return to NBC’s The Office this season — but he might have loftier ambitions than Michael Scott’s desk. According to Entertainment Weekly, Spader is in talks to return as Robert California, … Read More »

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Former ‘House’ Co-Star Lisa Edelstein To Recur On ‘The Good Wife’

By | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 12:59pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lisa Edelstein has booked her first post-House gig — an arc on the CBS drama series The Good Wife next season. Edelstein, who shockingly exited House last month after seven years, will play a lawyer/poker player on the praised … Read More »

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Jason Patric Set To Star In FX’s ‘Powers’

By | Tuesday June 21, 2011 @ 6:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jason Patric has been tapped as the male lead in the FX drama pilot Powers. Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael … Read More »

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Terry O’Quinn Joins CBS’ ‘Hawaii Five-0′

By | Tuesday June 21, 2011 @ 11:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lost alum Terry O’Quinn is returning to Hawaii, where the ABC mystery drama was shot. O’Quinn, who starred in the ABC drama pilot Hallelujah this past season, has been tapped for a major recurring role on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, bringing … Read More »

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Lucy Punch Set As The Female Lead In FX’s Drama Pilot ‘Powers’

By | Monday June 20, 2011 @ 2:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lucy Punch has been tapped as the female lead in the FX drama pilot Powers. Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the project, written by Charles H. Eglee and … Read More »

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Elizabeth Rodriguez Joins NBC’s ‘Prime Suspect’ As New Regular

By | Wednesday June 15, 2011 @ 11:19am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Tony nominee Elizabeth Rodriguez has joined the cast of NBC’s new drama series Prime Suspect. The series stars Maria Bello as Jane Timoney, a female detective working a tough, male-dominated precinct in New York City. Rodriguez will … Read More »

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Cheech Marin Joins CBS’ Rob Schneider Comedy

By | Monday June 13, 2011 @ 6:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Cheech Marin has been tapped to co-star opposite Rob Schneider in the actor’s untitled CBS comedy, which recently received an order for another pilot and several backup scripts as it remains in strong midseason consideration. The multi-camera comedy, … Read More »

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HBO Greenlights World War I Mini Starring Benedict Cumberbatch And Rebecca Hall

By | Friday June 3, 2011 @ 12:18pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO and BBC have given the green light to Parade’s End, a five-part miniseries set during World War I,  written by Oscar winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love) and starring … Read More »

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‘V’ Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series ‘Homeland’ As Regular

By | Tuesday May 31, 2011 @ 3:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Just two weeks after ABC canceled cult favorite V, the show’s standout Morena Baccarin has joined another drama series, Showtime’s Homeland. The upcoming thriller, from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, centers on Marine Sergeant Scott Brody … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Ed Asner To USA’s ‘Royal Pains,’ Meagan Good To ‘Californication’

By | Friday April 29, 2011 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Last season, USA Network’s flagship series Royal Pains introduced Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan R. Lawson’s (Paulo Costanzo) dad Eddie Lawson, played by Henry Winkler. Now the upcoming third season will go down another generation, with veteran Ed Asner … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Three More Join Broadcast Pilots, ‘Titanic’ Miniseries Locks In Cast

By | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 10:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Cynthia McWilliams, who is recurring on Fox’s The Chicago Code, has landed a lead role on CBS’ untitled sports radio show pilot. The multicamera comedy, from veteran writer-producers Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, is inspired by ESPN personality Colin Cowherd’s outspoken sports talk show. It centers on Nick (Damon Wayans), an egotistical sports-radio host with a quick wit and cocky likability. McWilliams will play his wife, the mother of two kids from a previous marriage and stepmom to Nick’s son from his previous marriage. Formerly the owner of her own company, with an MBA, Megan has given up her career to be at home with the children — and it’s starting to get to her. Read More »

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Casting Director Amy Britt Named Head Of Casting For Showtime

By | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 6:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Casting director Amy Britt, who along with partner Anya Colloff cast one of Showtime’s signature series, Weeds, has been tapped as the pay cable network’s new head of casting. Britt, who has been named SVP Talent and Casting, succeeds Showtime’s … Read More »

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R.I.P. Vicki Rosenberg Suchin

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 4:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

TV casting director Vicki Rosenberg Suchin passed away in her sleep of natural causes on Tuesday, March 8 in her Tarzana home. She was 59. Suchin was a casting director who, over 25 years, cast hundreds of pilots, … Read More »

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‘Pan Am’ Hires Male Lead, ‘Smothered’ Gets Female Lead And More Pilot Castings

Nellie Andreeva

Jonah Lotan (Generation Kill) has landed the male lead in ABC’s drama pilot Pan Am. The project, from Sony Pictures TV, writer Jack Orman and director Thomas Schlamme, is a sexy soap set against the Jet Age that … Read More »

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ABC Pilot Castings: Natalie Dormer To Star In ‘Poe’, Judith Light Joins ‘Kids’

Nellie Andreeva

The Tudors alumna Natalie Dormer is set as the female lead opposite Chris Egan in ABC’s drama pilot Poe. The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Lin Pictures, is a crime procedural following Edgar Allan Poe (Egan), the … Read More »

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Jeffrey Tambor Joins NBC’s ‘Bent’, ‘Work It’ Finds Lead, Two Added To ‘Council Of Dads’

Nellie Andreeva

Arrested Development alum Jeffrey Tambor is set to co-star in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Bent. The project, from writer/exec producer Tad Quill, is a romantic comedy about recently divorced Type-A single mother Alex (Amanda Peet), who tries hard not to … Read More »

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