Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TV News - 'Occult,' 'Vikings,' 'Hot in Cleveland,' 'Lost Angels,' 'Sullivan & Son,' 'The Strain' & 'Californication'

        Tuesday, June 11 - Sarah Jane Morris (NCIS, Brothers & Sisters) has joined the cast of the A&E drama pilot Occult starring Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins. She will play Dolan's (Lucas) wife whose disappearance and subsequent investigating made Dolan go off the deep end.

Linus Roache (Law & Order) and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming second season of History's Vikings. Roache will play Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man full of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition. Ludwig will play Bjorn, the smart, brave warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).

Oscar winner Shirley Jones will appear in the upcoming live episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. She joins previously announced guest stars William Shatner, Brian Baumgartner and Danny Pudi.

Ed Burns has been tapped for a recurring role on the upcoming TNT series Lost Angels. Additionally, Robert Knepper, who was to play a recurring role on the series, has been upped to a series regular. Burns will play Bugsy Siegel, a notorious mobster of the 1940s. Knepper plays Sid Rothman, a rank-and-file mobster working for gangster Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke).

The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar will guest star on an upcoming episode of TBS' Sullivan & Son. He will play a bar patron who considers himself to be the ultimate ladies man. When Steve (Steve Byrne) throws the bar's first-ever "Ladies Night," Nayyar's character will attempt to hit on multiple women using different personalities.

Miguel Gomez has been cast on the FX drama pilot The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse. He will play Augustin "Gus" Elizalde, a badass gang-banger whose one redeeming trait is his love for his mother. Fresh out of juvenile hall after serving eighteen months for manslaughter, he becomes one of humanity's most effective warriors in the struggle against the vampires.

Roger Howarth (General Hospital, One Life To Live) will recur on the upcoming seventh season of Showtime's Californication. He will play a yoga teacher in Karen's (Natascha McElhone) class.