Monday, August 19, 2013

TV News - 'The X Factor' Judge Demi Lovato Joins 'Glee'; James McDaniel to Recur on 'The Following'; Plus 5 More Updates

24 alum to play female lead on new AMC drama pilot.

Real-life married couple to play parents on Ravenswood.

Resurrection casts ex-girlfriend for the pastor.

Plus additional updates for Syfy's High Moon (pilot) and USA's Divide and Conquer (pilot).

Singer-actress Demi Lovato (The X Factor, Sonny with a Chance) has joined the cast of FOX's Glee for a significant recurring role. She will play Dani, a new struggling artist friend of Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera). She is set to appear in at least six episodes starting with episode two - airing October 3.

CSI: NY vet Kathleen Munroe has been cast on ABC's new midseason drama series Resurrection. She will play Rachel, the feisty and charming ex-girlfriend of Pastor Tom (Mark Hildreth).

James McDaniel (NYPD Blue, Orange Is the New Black) is poised to recur on the second season of FOX's The Following. He will play Ken Phillips, an FBI agent who runs a task force in New York City.

Sarah Clarke (24, Covert Affairs) will play the female lead role on the AMC drama pilot Line of Sight from Blake Masters. She will play Dot, Lewis' wife, who is an emotionally complicated woman trying to save her marriage and her life with her husband.

Dana Davis and Peter Macon have been cast on the Syfy drama pilot High Moon. Davis will play Yama Winehart, the first - and last - kid ever born on the Moon. Due to pre-natal problems with artificial gravity mean she can never leave the Moon, giving her a special connection with it and making her the moon's first enviornmentalist. Macon will play General Gale Lynn Winehart, Yama's father, a hard-as-nails American Army General who, with years of hands on battle experience, is not only savvy but cautious as he knows things are not always what they seem.

Matthew Gumley (Supah Ninjas) has landed a role on the USA comedy pilot Divide and Conquer starring Greg Grunberg and Diane Farr. He will play Ben, the oldest of the Ball children and unofficial leader of his group of friends. He is at that turning point in a boys' life when all he wants is his parents to leave him alone, and make his bed.

Real-life husband and wife Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) and Sophina Brown (Numb3rs) have landed recurring roles on ABC Family's new drama series Ravenswood. They will play Simon and Terry Beaumont, the parents of Remy (Britne Oldford). Simon runs the local newspaper and is distrustful of new people to the town while Terry has just returned from serving in the military.