Wednesday, August 1, 2012

TV News - 'White Collar,' 'Mistresses,' 'Hot in Cleveland,' 'Cult,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'New Girl,' 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Low Winter Sun,' 'Touch,' 'Body of Proof' & 'Hannibal'

        Wednesday, August 1 - Casting updated today include new roles and upcoming guest stars on USA's White Collar and Necessary Roughness; ABC's Mistresses and Body of Proof; TV Land's Hot in Cleveland; CBS' How I Met Your Mother; FOX's New Girl and Touch; The CW's Cult; NBC's Hannibal and the AMC drama pilot Low Winter Sun.

Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga) and Jessica Mcnamee (The Vow) have been cast on an upcoming episode of USA's White Collar. Rathbone will play Nate Osbourne, a volatile ex-con who will steal anything for the love of his life. Mcnamee will play Penny, Nate's better half. The two are described as a Bonnie and Clyde-like duo. In the episode, Nate breaks out of jail and into an event where Neal (Matt Bomer) and Sara (Hilarie Burton) are present.

Gary Dourdan (CSI) will recur on ABC's new drama, Mistresses - set to premiere Summer 2013. He will play a detective who will cause trouble for Karen (Yunjin Kim) and Elizabeth Grey (Penelope Ann Miller).

Matt Del Negro (United States of Tara) also has nabbed a recurring role on Mistresses as a co-worker of Karen's who has a crush on her.

Better Off Ted alum Jay Harrington has been cast in a six-episode arc on TV Land's Hot In Cleveland. He will play a new love interest for the Valerie Bertinelli character.

Aisha Hinds (Detroit 1-8-7) has landed a major recurring role on The CW's midseason drama, Cult. Set to appear in six episodes, she will play Roselyn Sakelik, a celebrated LAPD homicide detective who is very different and far more dangerous, than what she first appears to be.

True Blood star Joe Manganiello is making a return appearance on the upcoming eighth season of CBS' How I Met Your Mother. Manganiello plays Marshall's law school friend, Brad, on the series and will appear in episodes seven and eight this fall.

Nelson Franklin (Traffic Light) will appear on the upcoming second season of FOX's New Girl. He will play Robby, Cece's new boyfriend, who is a genuinely nice guy but is an embarrassingly bad dancer and deaf in one ear. He will first pop up in the season 2 premiere.

TV vet Anna Maria Horsford (Amen) has been cast as Winston's tough-talking mother on FOX's New Girl. Her character, Charmaine Bishop, lives in Chicago and raised all of her children to be professional basketball players. She also hates Schmidt with a passion.

Businessman Mark Cuban (Shark Tank) will guest star on an upcoming episode of USA's Necessary Roughness. His character is a potential new owner of the New York Hawks (the team at the core of the show) but has a secret agenda. His episode will air next winter.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Castle) and Athena Karkanis (Transporter) have been cast in the AMC drama pilot, Low Winter Sun. The project revolves around the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong). His actions forever alter his life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Hudson will play Lt. George Torrance, a 25-year police veteran and the commander of Frank's precinct, who has survived the dirty area of Detroit crime and politics. Karkanis will play Dani Kahlil, a beautiful and highly intelligent detective on the squad.

Lukas Haas will be reuniting with 24 costar Kiefer Sutherland on the upcoming second season of FOX's Touch. Haas is joining the cast in the series regular role of Calvin Butterfield, a young genius entrepreneur and scientist.

Game of Thrones alum Elyes Gabel has been cast as the smart yet cocky Detective Adam Schaeffer on the upcoming third season of ABC's Body of Proof.

Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls) has landed the female lead on NBC's upcoming drama, Hannibal. She will play the series regular role of Dr. Alana "Al" Bloom, a psychiatric protege of Hannibal Lecter's who teaches at Georgetown University and is consulting with the FBI on criminal profiling when she introduces her mentor to Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishbourne) and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).