Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TV News - 'Mistresses,' 'Do It Yourself,' 'Holding Patterns,' 'The Carrie Diaries,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'The Killing,' 'Nashville,' 'Boomerang,' 'Dexter,' 'Gothica,' 'The Joneses,' 'Camp,' 'Middle Age Rage,' 'Scandal,' 'The Goodwin Games,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'The Gabriels,' 'Bad Management' & 'Cult'

        Wednesday, February 27 - ABC's new drama Mistresses from Rina Mimoun and K.J. Steinberg and starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan will premiere on Monday, May 27 at 10/9c. after a new 2-hour episode of The Bachelorette.

Melora Hardin (The Office) is set to appear as the female lead on the TBS comedy pilot Do It Yourself from Walt Becker and Rob Long. She will play Kate, a paranoid, irrational and drunk on power store manager.

Grey's Anatomy vet Chyler Leigh has been cast on the NBC comedy pilot Holding Patterns from Justin Spitzer. She will play Leah, the irresponsible, absent-minded and perpetually late slacker of the group. Her life's a mess and she lacks direction but she's not a loser; she's intelligent, funny and genuinely values her friends, even when sarcastically mocking them.

Nadia Dajani (Ned and Stacey, The Big C) and Noelle Beck (As the World Turns, Cashmere Mafia) have landed multiple episode roles on The CW's The Carrie Diaries. Dajani will play Deb, a feisty woman who begins dating Tom (Matt Letscher) without his daughters' knowledge. Beck will play Ginny, Sebastian's (Austin Butler) absentee mother who flits in and out of her son's life and isn't afraid to share the intimate details of her romantic life with him.

Brian Geraghty (Hurt Locker) has joined the cast of HBO's Boardwalk Empire in a recurring role for the upcoming fourth season. He will play Loren Knox, a prohibition agent with ulterior motives newly assigned to Atlantic City.

Andrew Jenkins will recur on the upcoming third season of AMC's The Killing. He will play Cody, Sarah's (Mireille Enos) co-worker from the ferry who wants a relationship with her.

ABC's Nashville has cast Susan Misner (The Americans, The Following) as a new love interest for Deacon (Charles Esten). She will appear in multiple episodes later this season as someone who shows the weathered guitar player a life outside of the country music business.

Without a Trace vet Anthony LaPaglia is nearing a deal to star opposite Felicity Huffman on the FOX drama pilot Boomerang. He will play Bill, the assassin clan's ex-CIA patriarch who is a seasoned vet at the trade with a very neurotic side who take his job very seriously.

Rhys Coiro (Entourage, CBS' Hostages pilot) will guest on an episode of the upcoming eighth season of Showtime's Dexter. He will play a tough bail jumper that Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) is tracking.

Tracie Thoms (Cold Case) has booked a role on the ABC drama pilot Gothica starring Janet Montgomery. She will play Mina, an old friend of Grace's (Montgomery) and the town newspaper's managing editor.

Max Deacon (Hatfields & McCoys) is the first actor cast on the Bravo drama pilot The Joneses from Liz Tigelaar. The project focuses on a suburban family who are actually guns-for-hire cast to play family members. Deacon will play Nick, the family's "son."

Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) has joined the cast of the untitled NBC comedy pilot from Owen Ellickson and Greg Daniels and starring Craig Robinson. She will play Irene, a bright yet tone-deaf eighth grader who desperately wants Craig (Robinson) to teach her how to sing.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will co-star on the untitled CBS comedy pilot from Greg Garcia and starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale. She will play Debbie, Jack's (Arnett) sister who takes in their father - while Jack gets their mother - during their marital issues.

Rodger Corser (Puberty Blues) has landed a role on NBC's 10-episode summer series Camp. He will play the director of a rival camp.

Melanie Leishman has been tapped for a role on the ABC comedy pilot Middle Age Rage starring Annie Mumolo. She will play Cass, Carol's (Mumolo) teenage daughter.

Emmy winner Martin Short (Damages) is nearing a deal to join the untitled NBC comedy pilot from writer/star John Mulaney and producer Lorne Michaels. He will play Lou Cannon, a game show host who Mulaney's character writes jokes for.

Melinda McGraw (Mad Men) has landed a guest spot on an upcoming episode of ABC's Scandal. She will play Deborah, the wife of oil tycoon Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) who is a smart and ambitious New York native. She will first appear in an early April episode.

FOX's comedy series The Goodwin Games from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris and starring Becki Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller will premiere on Monday, May 20 at 8:30/7:30c. and will air in the slot for seven consecutive weeks.

Common Law star Michael Ealy has landed the co-leading role on the untitled FOX drama pilot from J.H. Wyman. The project is set in the near future when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. It focuses on one such pairing, cop John Kennex and his android partner Dorian (Ealy), who understands humanity more than John.

After appearing in three episode in the fifth season, Donal Logue is set to have a major recurring role on the upcoming sixth season of FX's Sons of Anarchy. He plays U.S. Marshall Lee Toric who is forced into retirement because of his history of violence.

Angela Kinsey (The Office) will play the female lead on the FOX comedy pilot The Gabriels from Andrew Gurland and Justin Hurwitz. She will portray family matriarch Gail Gabriel. A therapist by profession, Gail is the slightly more mature member of her marriage than her husband Ken (Rob Riggle). Additionally, River Alexander, Sarah Sevigny and Brooke Sorenson will co-star on the potential series.

David Spade (Rules of Engagement) and Rachael Harris (The Hangover) are set to co-star on the ABC comedy pilot Bad Management from writer and star Sharon Horgan. Spade will play Tobias Jr., the son of a high-end luxury goods department store owner who comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus. Harris will play Linda, a store employee who finally gives up on her long-time spray tan habit. The casting for Spade is formally in second position to CBS' Rules of Engagement.

After two low-rated airings, The CW has decided to move its Tuesday midseason drama Cult to Friday nights at 9/8c. Repeats of various other CW programming will fill the now vacant Tuesdays at 9 time slot - starting with Beauty and the Beast next week, March 5.