Friday, July 12, 2013

TV News - 'Revenge,' 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'The Michael J. Fox Show,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Witches of East End,' 'Divide & Conquer' & 'The Vampire Diaries'

        Friday, July 12 - Justin Hartley (Smallville, Emily Owens M.D.) has been cast in a pivotal role on the upcoming third season of ABC's Revenge. He will recur as Patrick, Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) long-lost other son who returned to the Hamptons in the second season finale. He will first appear in the season premiere.

Raúl Esparza has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifteenth season of NBC's Law & Order: SVU. He joined the cast last season in the recurring role of Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba and quickly emerged as a fan favorite.

Anne Heche (Save Me, Hung, Men in Trees) has joined the cast of NBC's new comedy The Michael J. Fox Show for a multi-episode arc. She will play Susan Rodriguez-Jones, the new anchor at NBC 4. She is sharp, savvy and tough-as-nails and was Mike's (Michael J. Fox) producer many years ago when they worked together in Orlando. After a suspicious incident that involved "losing" Mike in the Everglades, they've had a rivalry ever since.

Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, The CW's upcoming The 100) will guest star on the fourth season premiere of CBS' Hawaii Five-0. He will play Ernesto, a tough, fearless and ruthless member of a terrorist group called the National Liberation Movement.

Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways) has landed a recurring role on Lifetime's upcoming new drama series Witches of East End. She will play Penelope Gardiner, the mother of Freya's (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) fiance Dash (Eric Winter).

Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Diane Farr (Numb3rs, Rescue Me) are set to topline the USA comedy pilot Divide & Conquer from Peter Ocko. Grunberg will play Evan, a daydreamer-turned-patent attorney who believes modern-day families are over-parenting their kids. Farr will play Charlotte, a career woman-turned-stay-at-home mom who's trying to help her kids navigate growing up.

Kendrick Sampson (Greek) and Olga Fonda (How I Met Your Mother) will recur on the upcoming fifth season of The CW's The Vampire Diaries. Both will first appear in the season premiere. Sampson will play Jesse, a fellow student who Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Carolina (Candice Accola) meet on their first day at Whitmore College. Fonda will play a mysterious European beauty who follows Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Matt (Zach Roerig) back to Mystic Falls.