Friday, July 19, 2013

TV News - 'Revenge,' 'The Red Road,' 'Arrow,' 'Helix,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'The Following,' 'Glee' & 'Parenthood'

        Friday, July 19 - Diogo Morgado - who played Jesus on History's The Bible - has landed a guest starring role on the upcoming third season premiere of ABC's Revenge. He will play Dr. Jorge Velez, a distinguished and handsome doctor.

Jason Momoa (Wolves, Game of Thrones) has been cast in a lead role on Sundance's upcoming six-episode drama series The Red Road (formally The Descendants). He will play Philip, a Ramapo Indian brimming with menace, charisma and hypnotic self-confidence. He attended high school with Harold, now a police officer, and his wife, Jean (Julianne Nicholson) until his supposed involvement in the death of the latter's twin brother forced him to drop out and flee the state. He's now been sent back to town by his crime-lord father to establish a new base of operations for vice and mayhem.

Caity Lotz (The Pact, Mad Men) has been cast in a major role for the upcoming second season of The CW's Arrow. According to producers, her role is deeply connected to the beginning of the Black Canary story.

Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zagorsky and Mark Ghanime have joined the cast of Syfy's upcoming drama series Helix. Their casting was announced by creator Ronald D. Moore at the series' panel at Comic-Con. Sanada will play Hiroshi Hitaki, the mastermind behind the arctic base and the top-secret research happening there. Zagorsky will play Dr. Kimberly Walker, the former wife of Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) who hasn't seen him in two year. Ghanime will play Balleseros, the U.S. military liaison to the CDC with a dangerous agenda of his own.

AMC's megahit The Walking Dead will return for its fourth season on Sunday, October 13 at 9/8c. The premiere date was announced today during the series' panel at Comic-Con.

How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is set to reprise her Avengers film role in ABC's spinoff drama series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The news was announced during the series' panel at Comic-Con. She actually does appear in the pilot which is screening for its first audience ever (including critics) at the convention.

In a surprising bit of news, James Purefoy will return for the upcoming second season of FOX's The Following. He plays serial killer mastermind Joe Carroll on the dark drama. His return is intriguing as his character was seemingly killed during a fiery boathouse explosion at the end of the first season.

The fifth season premiere of FOX's Glee is being pushed back a week - from September 19 to September 26 - due to recent tragic death of series regular Cory Monteith. The decision was made after FOX and 20th Century Fox Television opted to delay the start of production until early August.

Drop Dead Diva alum Josh Stamberg has landed a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of NBC's Parenthood. He will play a "charming and fun" new neighbor in the apartment building Sarah (Lauren Graham) now manages. He will appear in at least five episodes.