Thursday, July 25, 2013

TV News - 'Blue Bloods,' 'For Better or Worse,' 'Castle,' 'The Mentalist,' 'New Girl,' 'Tyrant,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Bones,' 'Treme,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Blacklist'

        Thursday, July 25 - Vanessa Ray (Pretty Little Liars, Suits) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of CBS' Blue Bloods. She will play Edit "Eddie" Janko, a rookie cop fresh from the Academy who is assigned as Jamie's (Will Estes) new partner.

For Better or Worse will return for its third season - its first to air on OWN - on Wednesday, September 18 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes starting at 9/8c.

Glenn Morshower (24, Dallas, Revolution) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC's Castle. He will play Michael Reed, a formal general who will stop at nothing to protect the secrets of his past.

Josie Davis (Charles in Charge) will appear in the sixth season premiere of CBS' The Mentalist. She will play Sonya, a waitress in a truck stop Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) visit while investigating the seven possible Red John suspects.

Recently Emmy-nominated actress Merritt Wever will return to FOX's New Girl - where she had a memorable recurring role in the second half of season two - for the first two episodes of season three. She plays Elizabeth, Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) college girlfriend who recently came back into his life.

Mehdi Dehbi and Moran Atias are the first cast on the FX drama pilot Tyrant from Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff and Craig Wright. The project centers on an unassuming American family - Barry, Molly and their kids - drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Dehbi plays Abdul, a handsome young man assigned to keep teenage son Sammy out of trouble. Atias will play Leila, the stunning, elegant and intelligent wife of Barry's older brother Jamal and strong mother of Ahmed, the bridegroom.

Indira Varma (Rome, Human Target) has joined the cast of HBO's Game of Thrones for its upcoming fourth season. She will play Ellaria Sand, the sexually adventurous paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell aka "The Red Viper" (Pedro Pascal).

Mather Zickel (House of Lies, Man Up) is joining FOX's Bones in a recurring role. He will play Aldo Coulter, an ex-priest who knew Booth (David Boreanaz) in his days as a sniper in the Rangers who "knows Booth better than Brennan does."

HBO's Treme will return for its fourth and final season on Sunday, December 1 at 9/8c.

Esai Morales (NYPD Blue, Caprica, Magic City) has joined CBS' Criminal Minds in a recurring role. He will play Matt Cruz, a longtime FBI agent who gets promoted to BAU section chief and also had a previous professional relationship with JJ (A.J. Cook). He will first appear in the third episode of the ninth season.

Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones, Masters of Sex) will appear in multiple episodes of ABC's Once Upon a Time. She will play the iconic role of Tinkerbell, who - in typical OUAT fashion - will have a surprising introduction and unlikely connection to another character.

Parminder Nagra (ER, Alcatraz, Psych) is joining the cast of NBC's new drama series The Blacklist as a new series regular. She will play Agent Margot Malik, a mentor to freshly minted FBI agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).