Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TV News - Michelle Monaghan Joins the HBO Drama Pilot 'Open'; NBC Releases Pilots of 'Ironside' & 'Welcome to the Family'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Outlander adds another Game of Thrones alum.

CSI: Miami star joins Covert Affairs.

The Mindy Project premiere released online.

Plus additional updates for CBS' Intelligence and The CW's Beauty and the Beast and Seed.

Duncan Lacroix (Game of Thrones) is joining the cast of Starz's new drama series Outlander. He will play Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, Jamie's (Sam Heughan) godfather. He is loyal is Jame but also mysterious and dark, a character who doesn't say a lot because he doesn't have to as his reputation - and his fists - often do the talking. At first skeptical of Claire, like his fellow clansmen, Murtagh eventually warms to her as he seeks what ever is best for Jamie.

FOX has released the second season premiere of The Mindy Project online a week ahead of its broadcast debut (9/17).

NBC has also decided to release the full pilots for new series Ironside and Welcome to the Family. The police drama series stars Blair Underwood and will debut on October 2. The family comedy fronted by Mike O'Malley and Ricardo Chavira will premiere on October 3.

24 alum Annie Wersching has booked a guest starring role on CBS' midseason drama series Intelligence. She will appear in the sixth episode of the season as a CIA analyst with a secret.

Amber Skye Noyes (One Life to Live) will appear in three episodes of The CW's Beauty and the Beast. She will play Tori, an innocent daughter of a powerful beast who is rescued by Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) and then taken under their wing, where she will make some shocking discoveries about herself.

Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, True Detective) has landed the final leading role on the HBO drama pilot Open opposite Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh. She will play Grace, a successful and recently engaged gynecologist.

CSI: Miami vet Jonathan Togo will guest on an upcoming episode of USA's Covert Affairs. He will play Nelson Smith, an associate of Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). He is a family man but CIA operative Annie Walker's (Piper Perabo) ability to turn assets is put to the test when she encounters Nelson.

The CW has licensed the U.S. broadcasting rights to the half-hour comedy series Seed from Canadian production house Entertainment One - eOne. Seed tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), a single, underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor. Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three recipient families: a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be, and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter. Joseph Raso and Mark Farrell created the series.