Wednesday, August 29, 2012

TV News - 'The New Normal,' 'Vegas,' 'Castle,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Hot in Cleveland,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Nashville,' '666 Park Avenue' & 'Hart of Dixie'

        Wednesday, August 29 - Today's casting updates include new roles and upcoming guest stars on NBC's The New Normal; CBS' Vegas; ABC's Castle, Nashville, 666 Park Avenue and Once Upon a Time; TV Land's Hot in Cleveland; The CW's Hart of Dixie; and FX's Sons of Anarchy.

Sterling Sulieman (Pretty Little Liars) will recur on NBC's upcoming new comedy, The New Normal. He will play Rocky's (Nene Leakes) Republican brother.

Vinessa Shaw (3:10 to Yuma) will guest on CBS's new drama, Vegas, as mobster Vincent Sevino's (Michael Chiklis) wife.

Star Trek alum Jonathan Frakes will direct an upcoming episode of ABC's Castle. During the fall episode, Castle and Beckett investigate a death at a science fiction convention.

Real life Hell's Angel motorcyclist Rusty Coones will appear on the upcoming season of FX's Sons of Anarchy. He will play Quinn, the Nomad president who has been oft-mentioned on the drama since season 1.

Pat Harrington, Jr. will be reuniting with his One Day at a Time co-star Valerie Bertinelli on the fourth episode of the upcoming season of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. He will play Mr. Sherden, the manager of the apartment building where Bertinelli's boyfriend (Jay Harrington) lives.

Jorge Garcia (Lost, Alcatraz) has finally signed on to appear on ABC's Once Upon a Time. Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have been adamant about finding a role for him to play since early July 2012. The dream is now over because Garcia will appear in at least one episode this fall as a giant.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) has booked a multi-episode role on ABC's new drama, Nashville. She will play Peggy Samper, an old flame and former co-worker of Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), Rayna's (Connie Britton) husband.

Tessa Thompson (Veronica Mars) will recur on ABC's new drama, 666 Park Avenue. She will play Laurel Harris, a media consultant with an inside track on New York politics, who decides to take Henry (Dave Annable) under her wings, much to Jane's (Rachael Taylor) dismay.

Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of The CW's Hart of Dixie. She will play Presley, a pretty and tomboyish beer distributor who catches the eye of George (Scott Porter).