Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TV News - 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'Men at Work,' 'New Girl,' 'Happy Endings' & 'Community'

        Tuesday, August 7 - Today's casting updates include new roles and upcoming guest stars on The CW's The Vampire Diaries; CBS' Blue Bloods; FOX's New Girl; ABC's Happy Endings; NBC's Community; and TBS' Men at Work.

The Secret Circle scene-stealer Phoebe Tonkin will appear in a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of The CW's The Vampire Diaries. She will first appear in the third episode as Hayley, a wild, sexy and free-spirited friend of Tyler's (Michael Trevino).

Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) has landed a guest spot in an upcoming episode of CBS' Blue Bloods. He will play Blake, a rookie police cop who accidentally shoots and kills an innocent man and has to deal with the emotional fallout alongside Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck).

Peri Gilpin (Frasier) has joined the upcoming second season of TBS' Men at Work in a recurring role. She will play Alex, the new boss at the magazine where the men work.

Sarah Wright (Parks and Recreation) will guest in the second season premiere of Men at Work as an old friend from Milo's (Danny Masterson) pasts.

In the final bit of Men at Work casting news, Stephanie Lemelin, who played Rachel in the first season, will return for the second for at least two episodes.

Raymond Barry (Justified) will guest star on the upcoming second season of FOX's New Girl. He will play a very drunk man who hangs out at Nick's bar and claims to be the older version of Nick, from the future.

Rachael Harris (New Girl) will appear on the upcoming third season of ABC's Happy Endings. She will guest in the second episode as a realtor that Dave and Alex hire to help them find a new place to live together.

Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) has signed on to appear in multiple episodes of NBC's Community. He will play a new history professor who used to teach at Oxford and his strict commitment to academic learning challenges the status quo at the college's learning environment.