Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TV News - 'Spy,' 'Betrayal,' 'Gang Related,' 'Intelligence,' 'Middle Age Rage,' 'True Detective,' 'The Killing,' 'SVU,' 'For Better or Worse,' 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'The Returned,' 'The Gabriels,' 'Undateable,' 'Doubt,' 'Lucky 7,' 'Anatomy of Violence,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Mixology,' 'Influence,' 'Killer Women,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'Oxygen' & 'Pulling'

        Wednesday, February 20 - Criminal Minds alum Paget Brewster has landed the female lead on the ABC comedy pilot Spy opposite Rob Corddry and Mason Cook. She will play Erica, the mother of Marcus (Cook) and Tim's (Corddry) ex-wife who is a cold neurotic person who has long been seeing therapists.

Henry Thomas (E.T.) has been cast on the ABC drama pilot Betrayal from David Zabel. He will play the slightly brain-damaged son of a powerful family whose life was saved by Jack, the family's lawyer.

Sung Kang (Fast and the Furious) is joining the cast of the FOX drama pilot Gang Related from Chris Morgan. He will play Tae Kim, an Asian gang specialist on loan from the FBI who refuses to celebrate Ryan's (Ramon Rodriguez) achievements because he considers Ryan's tactics dangerous and wasteful.

Michael Rady (Emily Owens, M.D.) will co-star opposite Josh Holloway on the CBS drama pilot Intelligence from Michael Seitzman. He will play Jameson, a member of the special unit created around Holloway's character and his special ability.

Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo will play the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot Middle Age Rage from Cheryl Holliday. The comedy chronicles what happens when Carol (Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother, is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she's earned.

Tory Kittles (Sons of Anarchy) has replaced the previously cast Wood Harris as a series regular on HBO's upcoming drama series True Detective starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. He will play Detective Thomas Papania who, along with his partner Maynard Gilbough (Michael Potts), question Martin Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey) about the main 1995 case and feel the duo is hiding something.

Flashpoint star Hugh Dillion joins the cast of AMC's The Killing as a series regular for season three. He will play Becker, who goes head to head with death row inmate Seward (Peter Sarsgaard). Additionally, Battlestar Galactica alum Aaron Douglas will recur as Gabe, a prison guard on death row.

Homeland star David Marciano has joined the guest cast of NBC's Law & Order: SVU March episode depicting a twist on the "legitimate rape" controversy last year. He will play Rick Purcell, the cameraman who is charged with raping sports reporter Avery Jordan (Lauren Cohan), who finds herself pregnant from the encounter.

Tyler Perry's sitcom For Better or Worse starring Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Crystle Stewart, Kent Faulcon, Kiki Haynes and Jason Olive has been renewed for a third season. After airing its first two seasons - comprised of 45 total episodes - on TBS, the comedy is switching over to OWN in keeping with Perry's deal with the network to produce original scripted content for them. Season three will debut in the fall with production slated to begin in Atlanta in April.

All new episodes of FOX's New Girl and The Mindy Project will air at a special night and time on Thursday, April 4 following an all-new live episode of American Idol. They replace a previously scheduled encore episode of Glee.

Matt Craven (NCIS) has landed a role on the ABC drama pilot The Returned from Aaron Zelman. He will play Fred, the local Sheriff who has been a widower ever since his wife died in an accident 32 years ago.

Comedians Brent Morin and Rick Glassman have been cast on the NBC comedy pilot Undateable from Adam Sztykiel and Bill Lawrence. The comedy revolves around Justin (Morin) and Danny - two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Glassman will play Burski, Justin's friend and a regular patron of the bar that Danny and Justin frequent.

Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows has joined the cast of the FOX comedy pilot The Gabriels from Justin Hurwitz and Andrew Gurland. He will play Tom, a straight-laced man with a "churchy smile" who is the Principal of the local middle school.

Rockmond Dunbar (Sons of Anarchy) will co-star on the ABC drama pilot Doubt from David Shore. He will play Detective Steve Adams, lead Vincent's former partner on the force who now functions as his best friend and confidante.

Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (The Wire) boards the ABC drama pilot Lucky 7 from David Zabel and Jason Richman. He will play Bob Harris, the manager of the gas station who is attacked and injured just prior to finding out that he and 6 other lucky employees have won the lottery.

Former Homeland regular David Harewood is reuniting with the series' executive producers Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Alex Cary on their CBS drama pilot Anatomy of Violence. He will play Alego, the Special Agent in charge, a celebrated profiler and leading man Raines' boss and friend.

Orlando Jones and Katia Winter have been cast on the FOX drama pilot Sleepy Hollow from Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Jones will play Lt. Frank Williams, the serious and sternly professional detective transferred to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a double homicide. Winter will play Katrina, Crane's wife and a nurse with the 37th Regiment in the Revolutionary War.

Adam Campbell, Craig Frank and Vanessa Lengies have joined the ensemble cast of the ABC comedy pilot Mixology from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Campbell will play Ron, a former Internet hotshot who is now deeply in debt after his startup went bust. Frank will play Cal, who is always the hottest and the dumbest guy in the room. Lengies will play Kacey, a hyper-positive personal trainer by day and a waitress by night.

Up All Night and Arrested Development star Will Arnett has been tapped for the lead role in CBS' currently untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot. He will play Jack, a recently divorced guy whose life gets even more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own. His casting on the pilot is formally in second position to NBC's Up All Night.

Treme vet Steve Zahn will play one of the two leading roles on the ABC drama pilot Influence from Kyle Killen. He will play the genius brother Clark, an unmedicated bipolar and world renowned expert in the fields of human behavior, psychology and motivation. He's a former professor whose academic career imploded when the university became aware he was having an affair with a 22-year-old undergraduate.

Marc Blucas (Necessary Roughness) will co-star on the ABC drama pilot Killer Women from Hannah Shakespeare and starring Tricia Helfer. He will play Dan, a DEA agent who used to date Molly (Helfer) and is still in love with her.

Luke Mitchell (Home and Away) has landed a leading role on The CW drama pilot The Tomorrow People from Phil Klemmer. He will play John Young, a member of the Tomorrow People with a specialty in teleportation who is instrumental in recruiting other gifted people to the group.

Malese Jow and Titus Makin, Jr. are set to co-star on The CW drama pilot Oxygen opposite Aimee Teegarden. Jow will play Julia, a sick girl who loses all hope but may get a second chance at life thanks to the aliens. Makin Jr. will play Emery's (Teegarden) goofy and cute best friend.

June Diane Raphael will play one of the three co-leads opposite Mandy Moore on the ABC comedy pilot Pulling. She will play Donna, whose seemingly perfect life suddenly falls apart and she moves back in with her single best friends Karen and Louise (Moore).