Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TV News - '666 Park Avenue,' 'NCIS,' 'The Mob Doctor,' 'White Collar,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Smash,' 'Don't Trust the B in Apt 23' & 'Touch'

        Wednesday, August 8 - Today's casting updates include new roles and upcoming guest stars on ABC's 666 Park Avenue and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23; CBS' NCIS; USA's White Collar; ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars; NBC's Smash; and FOX's The Mob Doctor and Touch.

A trio of recurring roles have been cast for ABC's upcoming new drama, 666 Park Avenue. Aubrey Dollar (Guiding Light) will play Annie, an obituary writer who wants to be a real journalist and who first appears in episode four. Mili Avital (Damages) will play a mystery woman who yearns for romance yet holds a dark, twisted secret. Mike Doyle (Law & Order: SVU) will first pop up in episode two as Frank Alpern, a powerful adversary to Gavin (Terry O'Quinn).

Michael Des Barres (MacGyver) will appear in an upcoming episode of CBS' NCIS. He is slated to guest in the third episode of the season as an aging one-hit rocker from the 70s, who blew all of his earnings throughout the 80s, and his been avoiding creditors ever since.

Shohreh Aghdashloo (24) will recur on FOX's upcoming new drama, The Mob Doctor. She will play Dr. Jayana Baylor and will first pop up in the fourth episode. The extensive character description reads, "A legendary cardiothoracic specialist, Dr. Baylor returns from an Oxford sabbatical to Roosevelt Medical Center in order to perform a groundbreaking cardiac autotransplantation. Coming up through a chauvinistic hospital system, Dr. Baylor has learned to walk quietly but carry a big stick. Beautiful and sharp-witted, Baylor is a passionate surgeon who’s allergic to BS. To the novice, this refusal to suffer fools can appear hard-hearted, but to the people who know her, she simply wants to put fairness and her patients first.”

Pablo Schreiber (A Gifted Man, Weeds) will guest star in an upcoming episode of USA's White Collar. He will appear in episode 15 as JB Bellmiere, a brilliant and volatile avant-guarde artist who studied under a legendary New York sculptor.

Brandon W. Jones (CSI) has been tapped to appear on an upcoming episode of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. He will play Andrew Jones, a pretty and ultra-competitive high school senior. Currently, he will only appear in the season's fifteenth episode.

Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me, Grey's Anatomy) is joining the upcoming second season of NBC's Smash. He will appear on a recurring basis as a new love interest for Julia (Debra Messing).

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell) and Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) will guest star on the second season premiere of ABC's Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. They will both appear as themselves when James Van Der Beek accidentally runs into them while he's trying to pull off a Dawson's Creek reunion.

The second season of FOX's Touch has added another series regular as well as two more recurring roles. Said Taghmaouri (Lost) will play the series regular role of Guillermo Ortiz, a smart Jesuit priest turned killing machine. Adam Campbell (Harper's Island) will recur as Tony Rigby, a close friend and business partner to Calvin (new regular Lukas Haas). Ray Santiago (Raising Hope) will play Steve Reece, the hacker at BreakWire who befriends Jake (David Mazouz) and watches him when Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) is occupied.