Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TV News - 'Happy Endings' Alum to Play 'The Millers' Ex-Wife; 'Orphan Black' Lead Heads to Pawnee; Plus 8 More Updates!

OWN orders more Love Thy Neighbor and The Haves and the Have Nots.

George gets a father on Suburgatory.

Castle books Chuck alum for time-travel episode. 

Plus additional updates for HBO's Untitled Riddle & Salahuddin Project (pilot); Cinemax's The Knick; The CW's Star-Crossed; Starz's Power; and ABC Family's Chasing Life.

Happy Endings alum Eliza Coupe has landed a recurring role on CBS' new comedy series The Millers. She will play Janice, the ex-wife of Nate (Will Arnett). She will first pop up in the October 24 episode - the series' fourth.

Dorian Missick, Tasie Lawrence and Barry Shabaka Heneley have been cast on the untitled HBO comedy pilot starring and written by Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin. Missick will play Jay, an ex-Harvard classmate of Bashir and Diallo who has reached fame and success within the community in Atlanta. Lawrence will play Chloe, a young photographer who is assigned to Bashir and Diallo because her father runs the Atlanta Torch newspaper. Henley will play Buddy, Chloe's father and Bashir and Diallo's boss.

Eric Johnson, Cara Seymour and Chris Sullivan have joined Cinemax's upcoming 10-episode drama series The Knick starring Clive Owen. Johnson will play Everett Gallinger, the talented, young protégé of Owen's Chief Surgeon, who finds himself to not be quite talented enough when challenged by a new doctor at the hospital. Seymour will play Sister Harriet, an Irish nurse, midwife and run who backs down from nothing and no one. Sullivan will play Cleary, the Knick's immigrant ambulance driver who has learned to work the streets in order to grab his piece of America's pie.

Geoff Pierson (Dexter, 24) has been cast on the upcoming third season of ABC's Suburgatory. He will appear as George's (Jeremy Sisto) father who comes to check on George - who has really let himself go after his breakup with Dallas (Cheryl Hines) - after Tessa reaches out to him.

Additionally, former Suburgatory regular Alan Tudyk - who was dropped from the regular cast at the end of the second season - will return to the comedy series for at least three episodes.

Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) will be pulling double duty for The CW this upcoming season. Earlier this month, he joined the cast of Supernatural in the recurring role of Ezekiel, a fallen angel. Now, he has landed a recurring role on the network's midseason drama series Star-Crossed. He will play Sector Enforcement Unit Officer Jack Beaumont, a mysterious supervision within the Atrian sector walls. He will first appear in the series' second episode.

Omari Hardwick (Dark Blue, The A-Team) has landed the leading role on Starz's new drama series Power from Courtney Kemp Agboh. The series tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Hardwick), a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life as the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.

Newcomer Augusto Aguilera has been cast in a recurring role on ABC Family's new drama series Chasing Life. He will play Kieran, a bad-boy slacker who is actually extremely intelligent and educated.

Orphan Black breakout Tatiana Maslany has booked a two-episode role on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Details are scarce on her character but she will be a new love interest for Tom (Aziz Ansari). She will appear in the fifth and sixth episode of the sixth season.

OWN has picked up 26 more episodes of its Tyler Perry-produced scripted comedy series Love Thy Neighbor to debut in January 2014. The network has also ordered four more episode for Perry's scripted drama series The Haves and the Have Nots - bringing its total to 36.

Joshua Gomez (Chuck) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC's Castle. He will appear as a suspect in a grisly murder investigation who claims to have traveled back in time to stop terrible events from changing the course of human history. He will pop up in the sixth season's fifth episode.