Friday, September 13, 2013

TV News - Danny Glover to Play 'Ironside' Father; 'Arrow' Casts 'Glee' Villain as Flash; Lisa Edelstein Joins Bravo Drama Pilot; Plus 4 More Updates!

The Good Wife star to reprise The Big Bang Theory role.

Emily Swallow joins The Mentalist.

House of Lies adds trio as recurring guest stars.

Karate Kid villain joins How I Met Your Mother final season.

Monday Mornings vet Emily Swallow is joining the cast of CBS' The Mentalist. She will play Kim Fischer, an enigmatic woman who will have a profound influence on Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) life. She is currently set to appear in three episodes with the option to be upgraded to series regular.

The Good Wife star Christine Baranski is set to reprise her role on CBS' The Big Bang Theory on the series' October 10 episode. She plays Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) mother Beverly. She will appear on the comedy via Skype - like her last appearance in the fifth season premiere. As The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife shoot on opposite coasts in person appearance are extremely difficult to schedule.

Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing), Rob Gleeson and Ryan Gaul have landed recurring roles on the third season of Showtime's House of Lies. Taylor-Klaus will play Lex, a badass basketball player who connects with Marty's (Don Cheadle) son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.). Gleeson will play Jeffrey, a very quiet and intense numbers guy. Gaul will play a mysterious character.

Veteran actor Danny Glover will guest on NBC's new drama series Ironside. He will play Frank Ironside, Robert's (Blair Underwood) father. He will appear in flashback sequences in an episode titled "Minor Infractions." The hour will reveal insight into Ironside's family history in the final days before his father enters prison.

House alum Lisa Edelstein has landed the starring role on the Bravo drama pilot Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. The project follows the best-selling author of a self-help book series, Vicki (Edelstein), who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband and starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles. She begins to side with and take advice more often from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, and it leads her to some unexpected life-changing experiences.

Glee vet Grant Gustin has nabbed the key role of The Flash/Barry Allen in The CW's The Flash backdoor pilot. He will play the iconic comic book character in three episodes of The CW's Arrow - episodes 8, 9 and 20. Episode 20 of the series will serve as the backdoor pilot for a potential Flash series.

William Zabka (Karate Kid) will appear as himself on the final season of CBS' How I Met Your Mother. He will appear in at least eight episodes of the season as he becomes a friend of Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) and may have a past history with robin (Cobie Smulders).