Thursday, February 7, 2013

TV NEWS - 'The Good Wife,' 'The Office,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Untitled Andy Samberg Pilot,' 'The McCarthys,' 'Delirium,' 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Crazy Ones,' 'About a Boy' & 'Rake'

        Thursday, February 7 - Fringe co-star John Noble has landed a guest role on CBS' The Good Wife. He will play a client from Alicia's past, a man she used to take care of and who appears in her flashbacks. He is a brilliant tech guy who is constantly suing people. He will appear in the eighteenth episode of the current fourth season.

NBC's long-running comedy series The Office will end its nine-season run with an hour-long episode on Thursday, May 16 at 9/8c. The episode will also be notable for being the comedy's 200th episode.

Both Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga have officially signed on to appear in the third installment of FX's American Horror Story. Conroy played ghost maid Moira in season one and the Angel of Death in season two of the anthology series while Farmiga played tortured teen Violet in season one and sat out completely in season two. They join the already announced cast members Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Evan Peters for the third season.

Stephanie Beatriz (The Closer, Modern Family) has landed a leading role on FOX's untitled Andy Samberg comedy from Parks and Recreation duo Dan Goor and Mike Schur. She will play Meghan, a sexy and frightening police officer who is tough, opinionated and unpredictable and scares the other cops as much as she does the criminals.

Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) has landed a leading role on the CBS family comedy pilot The McCarthys. She will play Marjorie, the family's loving, exhausted and un-filtered matriarch who loves having her gay son Ronny keep her company when her husband (Jack McGee) and other children are obsessing over basketball.

Emma Roberts (Unfabulous) has landed the lead role in FOX's drama pilot Delirium from Karyn Usher. The drama is set in a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to eradicated with a special procedure. But with 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, defiant teen Lena Holoway (Roberts) does the unthinkable and falls in love.

Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) will guest on an upcoming episode of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles. He will play Lt. Detective Rafael Martinez, the newly appointed head of the Boston Police Department's drug unit who has a professional and personal history with Jane (Angie Harmon) and forces her to relieve a painful moment from her past.

James Wolk (Lone Star, Political Animals) is set to co-star on the CBS workplace comedy pilot Crazy Ones starring Robin Williams and written by David E. Kelley. He will play Zach Cropper, a confident and charming copywriter at the ad agency.

David Walton (New Girl, Bent) has landed the lead role in NBC's comedy pilot About a Boy from Jason Katims and adapted from the 2002 movie of the same name. The single-camera comedy follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child (Walton) and the young boy who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother.

Dylan Baker is set to make a return appearance on CBS' The Good Wife as the slimy and sneaky Colin Sweeney. Baker has already made four appearances on the drama and earned Emmy nominations in 2010 and 2012 for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Miranda Otto and Necar Zadegan land starring roles on FOX's Greg Kinnear-starring drama pilot Rake. Otto will play Maddy, Keegan Joye's (Kinnear) ex-wife who is described as an earth-mother - grounded, caring, smart and not a push-over who is begrudgingly acting as Keegan's psychiatrist. Zadegan will play Scarlett; one of Keegan's married best friends who was part of the law school crowd and used to hook up with Keegan.