Friday, August 16, 2013

TV News - 'The Big Bang Theory' Welcomes Back Bob Newhart; 'Once Upon a Time' Finds Its Ariel; Plus 5 More Updates!

Dexter father joins Season 10 of Grey's Anatomy.

FX pilot from Homeland & Six Feet Under producers finds its leading man.

Bebe Neuwirth to recur on CBS procedural.

Plus additional updates for The CW's The Carrie Diaries and NBC's Undateable.

The CW's The Carrie Diaries has tapped newcomer Chris Wood (Major Crimes, Girls) for a multi-episode role on the series' second season. He will play Adam Weaver, a "wunderkind playwright" who develops a professional - then personal - relationship with Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb).

Hunted co-star Adam Rayner has landed the lead role on FX's high-profile drama pilot Tyrant. The potential series tells the story of an unassuming American family - Barry (Rayner), Molly and their kids - drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle East nation.

Dexter regular James Remar has been cast in a multi-episode arc on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. Details on his character are being kept secret. He will first appear on the long-running medical drama early in its 10th season.

CBS' The Big Bang Theory is bringing back comedy legend Bob Newhart for at least two episodes of its upcoming 7th season. Newhart first appeared on the sitcom in May 2013 as Professor Proton - and was recently Emmy-nominated for the role.

Bebe Neuwirth (Frasier) will appear in three episodes of the fourth season of CBS' Blue Bloods. She will play Kelly Peterson, a beautiful, stylish and charming woman and the new Inspector General overseeing Frank's (Tom Selleck) police department. Additionally, Frank and Kelly have a past history.

JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba, Animal Practice) will appear in at least two episodes of ABC's Once Upon a Time. She will make her debut in Episode 6 as Ariel, the mermaid.

NBC's new midseason comedy series Undateable has tapped The Secret Life of the American Teenager co-star Megan Park to replace the exiting Briga Heelan. She will play Nicki, the eternally optimistic young waitress who is a recent transplant to Detroit from a small town in the Upper Peninsular. She's treated like a little sister by all the regulars of Justin's (Brent Morin) bar, but Justin secretly has feelings for her.