Thursday, August 15, 2013

TV News - 'White Collar' Season 5 Gets Premiere Date; 'The Killing's Bullet Joins The CW's 'Arrow'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Sundance's The Red Road rounds out its principal cast.

Hostages casts a wife for Dylan McDermott.

Josh Gad to co-star with Billy Crystal on FX comedy pilot.

Plus additional updates for CBS' Criminal Minds; NBC's Chicago Fire; HBO's Eastbound & Down; FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine; ABC Family's Ravenswood; and ABC's The Middle.


USA's White Collar will kick off its fifth season on Thursday, October 17 at 9/8c. - which will then lead into the remaining six episodes of Covert Affair's fourth season at 10/9c.

Eva La Rue (CSI: Miami, All My Children) will guest star on an upcoming episode of CBS' Criminal Minds. She will appear as Agent Mays. No other details were immediately released.

Mena Suvari (American Pie) has landed a recurring role on NBC's Chicago Fire. She will play Isabella, a close friend of Dawson's (Monica Raymond) who is enlisted to help Mouch (Christian Stolte) with his campaign for President of the Chicago Firefighters Union.

Sundance announced today the cast and start of production for its new 6-episode scripted drama series The Red Road. The full cast includes Martin Henderson (Devil's Knot), Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Annalise Basso (Oculus), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga) and Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan). Production will begin in Atlanta on August 19 with James Gray (The Immigrant, We Own the Night) directing the first episode.

Francie Swift (Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl) has been cast in a potentially recurring role on CBS' new drama series Hostages. She will play Nina, the wife of FBI agent-turned-terrorist Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). The character does appear in the series pilot in a non-speaking role with Swift first joining the series in its fourth episode.

HBO's Eastbound & Down has tapped Lindsay Lohan to appear in its series finale. She will guest as the daughter of one of the show's main characters in a flash-forward sequence set at a wedding.

Tony nominee Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) has landed the co-leading role on the FX comedy pilot The Comedians starring Billy Crystal. The series revolves around a superstar veteran comedian (Crystal) who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian (Gad) for a late-night comedy sketch show.

Conan sidekick Andy Richter is set to appear on an early episode of FOX's new comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He will play a disinterested and dry-humored doorman at a building where an investigation is taking place.

Breakout star of The Killing's third season Bex Taylor-Klaus has signed on to recur on The CW's Arrow. She will play Sin, a wayward youth befriended by the Black Canary and has a connection with fellow street urchin, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes). She will appear in the second season's third and fourth episodes.

Luke Benward (Good Luck Charlie) has landed a recurring role on ABC Family's new drama series Ravenswood. He will play Olivia's (Merritt Patterson) boyfriend.

ABC's The Middle has cast Saturday Night Live vet Rachel Dratch to play Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) new middle school principal on the comedy's fifth season.

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