Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TV NEWS - 'Dexter,' 'Malibu Country,' 'SVU,' 'Ray Donovan,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Castle,' 'Under the Dome,' 'Go On,' 'The Originals,' 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Revolution' & More!

        Tuesday, February 5 - Aimee Garcia (Trauma, Vegas) has been promoted to series regular on Showtime's Dexter. She will reprise her recurring role for the upcoming eighth season - set to launch in the summer - as the young graduate student Jamie Batista who is Dexter's (Michael C. Hall) nanny and Angel Batista's (David Zayas) little sister.

The Voice coach Blake Shelton is heading to ABC's Malibu Country for a guest appearance. He will appear in the March 1 episode of the sitcom as Reba's (Reba McEntire) brother.

Daytime talk show host and actress Wendy Williams will appear as herself on an upcoming episode of NBC's Law & Order: SVU. She will appear when a suspect in a high-profile and public case appears on her show.

Brooke Smith (Grey's Anatomy, Silence of the Lambs) will recur on the first season of Showtime's new summer drama Ray Donovan. The show revolves around a professional "fixer" (Liev Schreiber) in Los Angeles as he balances work demands and a very complex family dynamic. Smith will play Frances, a nurse and potential love interest for Ray's brother, Terry (Eddie Marsan), who is struggling with Parkinson's disease.

ABC announced that they are increasing the episode order for Castle's fifth season from 23 episodes to 24.

Aisha Hinds (True Blood) is joining CBS' summer drama series Under the Dome as a series regular. She will play Carolyn Hill, a powerful Los Angeles entertainment attorney who's trapped in Chester's Mill while she and her partner drive their teenage daughter to a camp for troubled youth.

Kate Simses (What's Your Number) has landed a series regular on the ABC single camera comedy pilot Mixology. She will Liv, the alt-cute, smart, deeply indecisive girl engaged to a lovably boring I-Banker but starting to have second thoughts.

Cougar Town leading lady Courteney Cox is reuniting with her former Friends co-star Matthew Perry on his NBC comedy Go On. She will appear in an early April episode as someone who meets Anne (Julie White), who then tries to set her up with Ryan.

Charles Michael Davis (The Game) has landed a pivotal regular role on the potential The Vampire Diaries spinoff at The CW, The Originals. He will play Marcel, Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) former protégé. Wicked, wild and charismatic, Marcel is a former street rat who now calls the shots in the supernatural playground of New Orleans. As a modern-day vampire, he's fierce and bold, able to accomplish as much with his charm as he is with his strength.

Glee and Heroes alum Jessalyn Gilsig will guest star on an upcoming episode of CBS' The Good Wife. She will play Jaine Ludwig, the tough, smart and elegant grieving widow of an Illinois Supreme Court Justice who died in a tragic car accident. Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) will represent her at a Coroner's Inquest when the insurance company tries to prove that they are not responsible for paying on the Judge's insurance policy. The episode is slated to be the seventeenth one of the the season.

Kevin Pollak has been cast on the CBS drama pilot Beverly Hills Cop from Shawn Ryan. He will play Rodney Daloof, the irritating and incredibly risk-adverse in-house attorney for the Beverly Hills Police Department, a stickler for rules and a loud mouth.

Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson is set to direct yet another episode of the ABC medical drama. This Wilson's eighth directorial effort for the series and the episode will air in mid-March.

Timothy Busfield (The West Wing, Thirtysomething) will appear on an upcoming episode of NBC's Revolution. He will play Dr. Ethan Camp, a brilliant doctor who is protecting a devastating secret.

Ben Koldyke (Big Love, Work It) will co-star in ABC's untitled Cullen brothers single-camera comedy pilot. He will play Dick Slingbaugh, the macho, handsome Little League coach who's more than a litte full of himself.

Melissa Fumero (One Life to Live) has nabbed the female lead on FOX's untitled Mike Schur/Dan Goor comedy pilot opposite Andy Samberg. She will play Amy, an attractive, smart detective who great up in the outskirts of New York City. Before becoming a cop, she was a middle-school teacher. When it comes to dating, she doesn't date cops although it's not for a lack of opportunities.

Darien Provost (Tooth Fairy) has landed a regular role on the ABC comedy pilot How the Hell Am I Normal based on writer Adam F. Goldberg's family life in the 1980s. He will play Adam, the young version of Goldberg, who is the narrator of the series and considered the "normal" one in the family. He is geeky yet lovable and carries his video camera wherever he goes.