Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TV News - 'Castle,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Lucky 7,' 'Super Fun Night,' 'The Millers,' 'Rookie Blue,' 'Revenge' & 'Helix'

        Wednesday, July 17 - Yancey Arias (One Life to Live, Charmed) will appear in the first two episodes of Season 6 of ABC's Castle. He will play Carl Villante, the head of an elite investigative unit who clashes with Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) during their working of a high-stakes case.

Up-and-comer Robbie Kay (Pinocchio) has joined the cast of the upcoming third season of ABC's Once Upon a Time. He will guest as a member of the infamous Lost Boys on the new season and will appear on a recurring basis.

Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who) has been cast on the upcoming fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones. The production team is being surprisingly quiet on which role the writer-actor will play on the upcoming season of the fantasy epic.

Alex Castillo has been upgraded to series regular on ABC's upcoming new drama series Lucky 7. She appear as a guest star in the pilot and plays the longtime wife of Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos).

Kate Jenkinson has joined the cast of ABC's new comedy series Super Fun Night as a new series regular. She will play Kendall, a neurotic Type A lawyer idolized by Kimmie (creator Rebel Wilson). The role is a version of the Felicity character by Anna Camp in the initial multi-camera CBS pilot and later by Kelen Coleman in ABC's retooled single-camera one. Jenkinson will join the series starting in the second episode while Coleman will not be returning to the series after the pilot episode.

Nelson Franklin (Veep, New Girl) has joined the cast of CBS' new comedy series The Millers as a series regular. He will play Adam, Debbie's (Jayma Mays) husband, who is thrown for a loop when her absent-minded father (Beau Bridges) moves in with them after leaving his wife (Margo Martindale) of 43 years. He replaces Michael Rapaport who played the role in the original pilot.

According to the official Rookie Blue Twitter account (@Rookiebluetv), the Canadian-produced police drama has been renewed for a fifth season by ABC.

Pan Am star Karine Vanasse has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on the upcoming third season of ABC's Revenge. She will play Margaux, a French businesswoman and former acquaintance of Daniel's (Josh Bowman) who comes to town to start a magazine.

Billy Campbell (The Killing, Killing Lincoln) has landed the lead role on Syfy's straight-to-series drama Helix from Ronald D. Moore. He will play Dr. Alan Farragut, the lead scientist investigating a possible disease outbreak. Farragut is just getting over a failed marriage and the affair his wife had with his brother, who now needs his help after becoming infected with a deadly disease.