Friday, September 7, 2012

TV News - 'Scandal,' 'Suburgatory,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Dallas,' 'New Girl,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Vegas' & 'Private Practice'

        Friday, September 7 - Today's casting updates include new roles and upcoming guest stars on ABC's Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Suburgatory; FOX's New Girl; CBS' The Good Wife and Vegas; and TNT's Dallas.

Debra Mooney (Everwood, Grey's Anatomy) has landed a major recurring role on the upcoming second season of ABC's Scandal. She will play a Supreme Court Justice.

Wilmer Valderrama (Awake, upcoming eps of Raising Hope) will return to ABC's Suburgatory this fall. He plays Yoni, Chatswin's new age guru and former love interest of Dallas (Cheryl Hines). In his return episode, Dallas' god Yakult slips into a deep depression and she brings in Yoni to heal his energy. He will then try to steal Dallas back from George (Jeremy Sisto).

Jerrika Hutton (Scandal) will recur on the upcoming season of ABC's Grey's Anatomy as a new intern at Seattle Grace.

Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files) has been promoted to a series regular for the upcoming second season of TNT's Dallas. He appeared in five episodes of the series' first season as Harris Ryland, the ex-husband of Ann (Brenda Strong).

Rob Riggle (NTSF:SD:SUV) will guest on an upcoming episode of FOX's New Girl. He will play Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) competitive cousin and rival - who is also named Schmidt.

John Shea (Gossip Girl) will recur on the upcoming fourth season of CBS' The Good Wife as the awkward and stiff father of Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry).

Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal) will appear in at least two episode of CBS' new drama, Vegas. He will play mayoral candidate George Grady, who is campaigning against incumbent Ted Bennett (Michael O'Neill) and is inspired by Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis). Before the first debate, Grady will receive open coaching from Savino's wife (Vinessa Shaw).

Alfre Woodard (True Blood, Desperate Housewives) will appear in an early November episode of ABC's Private Practice as the mother of Sam (Taye Diggs).