Monday, August 13, 2012

TV News - 'NCIS,' 'Castle,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Revenge,' 'Hot in Cleveland,' 'Elementary' & 'Raising Hope'

        Monday, August 13 - Today's casting updates include new roles and upcoming guest stars for ABC's Castle and Revenge; CBS' NCIS and Two and a Half Men; TV Land's Hot in Cleveland; FOX's Raising Hope; and AMC's currently untitled LaGravenese/Goldwyn drama pilot.

Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars) will appear in an early October episode of CBS' NCIS. Williams' character is a close friend to the Gibbs' family and it was he who Leroy Jethro (Mark Harmon) was named after.

Marin Ireland (Mildred Pierce, Homeland) will play the female lead in AMC's currently untitled LaGravenese & Goldwyn pilot. The ensemble drama is a legal thriller centered on Adam Powell, a District Attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case. Ireland will play Christina Rosa, an attractive, aggressive and impulsive Italian-German woman who works with the Innocence Project.

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break) will guest star on the upcoming fifth season of ABC's Castle. She will play Kristina Coterra, a sexy entertainment reporter who is romantically interested in Castle (Nathan Fillion).

Singer-actress Miley Cyrus has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of CBS' Two and a Half Men. She will play a hot new local who starts dating Jake (Angus T. Jones), but Walden (Ashton Kutcher) quickly develops a crush on her.

Newcomer Michael Nardelli (The Client List, CSI: NY) will recur on the upcoming season of ABC's Revenge. He will play a preppy misfit who befriends Declan (Connor Paolo) but continuously gets him into trouble.

Alan Dale (Lost, Once Upon a Time) will appear in two episodes of the upcoming season of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. He will play Emmett, an Oscar-winning actor who joins a movie filming in Cleveland. Victoria (Wendie Malick) is also cast in the project and the two quickly develop a romance.

Craig Bierko (Boston Legal) will guest star in the fourth episode of CBS' upcoming new drama, Elementary. He will play Fowkes, the imposing and fit COO of a top Wall Street financial firm who is involved in a murder investigation led by Sherlock.

Molly Price (Third Watch) will also appear in the fourth episode of Elementary as Donna, the trusted executive secretary of Fowkes.

Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate will appear in at least 2 episodes of FOX's upcoming third season of Raising Hope. She will play Joan, a social worker who checks in on Hope's living conditions.