Friday, August 3, 2012

TV News - 'Parenthood,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'The Following,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'The Office,' '90210,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Burn Notice' & 'Weeds'

        Friday, August 3 - Today's casting updates include new roles and upcoming guest stars on NBC's Parenthood, The Office and Chicago Fire; CBS' Two and a Half Men; ABC's Once Upon a Time; FOX's The Following; USA's Burn Notice and Royal Pains; Showtime's Weeds; and The CW's 90210.

American Idol's Paul McDonald will make his acting debut on an upcoming episode of the fourth season of NBC's Parenthood. He will play a musician who uses Crosby and Adam's recording space and catches the eye of new assistant, Amber (Mae Whitman). The role is potentially recurring.

True Blood alum Brit Morgan will make an appearance on the upcoming tenth season premiere of CBS' Two and a Half Men. She will play Jill, a woman who Walden meets at a bar and takes home to the beach house.

Colin O'Donoghue (The Rite, The Tudors) has been cast on the upcoming second season of ABC's Once Upon a Time. He will appear in the recurring role of the fairy tale series' updated version of Captain Hook.

Annie Parisse (Law & Order, Rubicon) is joining FOX's upcoming Kevin Bacon-led new drama, The Following, as a series regular. She will play Debra Parker, an FBI cult specialist who is brought in during the second episode to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and his followers.

Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead) will guest star on an episode of NBC's upcoming new drama, Chicago Fire. He will play a charming, life-long construction worker who's caught in a harrowing situation and must rely on Severide (Taylor Kinney) to get him through it.

David Denman is returning to NBC's The Office for a guest appearance during its upcoming ninth season. Denman, who played Dunder Miflin employee Roy for the series first three seasons, will pop up in the second episode this fall.

Soap star Jason Thompson (General Hospital) will appear in the upcoming fifth season of The CW's 90210. He will guest in the third episode as Detective Eugene Thompsen, whose newest case revolves around something major that happens during the season premiere.

Khotan (Perro Amor) is set to recur in five episodes of the current season of USA's Royal Pains. He will play Rafa, a polo-playing underwear model and new love interest to Divya (Reshma Shetty).

Angelica Celaya (Marina) will guest on the current season of USA's Burn Notice as Angela Flores, the sexy and charming girlfriend of an engineer who is suspected of selling weapons technology on the black market.

Natasha Lyonne has been tapped to guest star in the upcoming hourlong series finale of Showtime's Weeds. She will play a woman named Tiffani but all other character details are being kept secret.