Thursday, September 19, 2013

TV News - Adam Pally Upped to Regular on 'The Mindy Project'; 'Alpha House' Adds Quartet; BBC America Cancels 'Copper'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Gabriel Macht's father to guest on Suits.

Oscar winner joins Mike & Molly.

Trio of TV vets to appear on Enlisted.

Plus additional updates for Lifetime's HR (pilot); FX's You're the Worst (pilot); CBS' Intelligence; ABC's Killer Women; USA's Love Is Dead (pilot); and E!'s The Royals (pilot).

FOX's The Mindy Project has quickly promoted Happy Endings alum Adam Pally to series regular after originally signing him for a guest role this season. He plays a new OB/GYN at the office and will join the cast in the October 1 episode.

Will Kemp (Step Up 2) and Kallee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine) have been cast on the Lifetime drama pilot HR starring Alicia Silverstone and Greg Germann. Kemp will play Piers Moore, a British salesman, co-worker and potential love interest for Ellen (Silverstone). Stewart will play Judith, a co-worker of Ellen's in the HR department.

FOX's midseason comedy series Enlisted has enlisted TV veterans Stacy Keach, Dean Stockwell and Barry Bostwick for an upcoming episode. They will play a trio of Army veterans who come back to Ft. McGee to attend a funeral and are essentially the older versions of brothers Pete (Geoff Stults), Randy (Parker Young) and Derrick (Chis Lowell).

Gabriel Macht's father Stephen Macht (General Hospital, Boston Public) will guest star on USA's Suits during its upcoming winter run. He will play Professor Gerard, a longtime Harvard Law professor who is notorious for his high standards and rigid ways. The role will be very integral to back 6 episodes of the season.

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) will appear on the upcoming fourth season of CBS' Mike & Molly. She will play JC Small, a literary icon and Molly's (Melissa McCarthy) icon. She gives Molly a wild and unforgettable writing lesson.

FX's comedy pilot You're the Worst written by Stephen Falk has locked its main cast with Chris Geere (After Earth), Aya Cash (The Newsroom), Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect) and Desmin Borges (Mr. Popper's Penguins) landing the lead roles. The project centers on Jimmy (Geere), a completely self-absorbed, proudly outspoken, and utterly insensitive writer living in L.A. who is deeply unsettled when he finds himself developing feelings for a recent one night stand, Gretchen (Cash), a cynical and self-destructive beauty. Donohue will play Lindsay, Gretchen's best friend who is married and trying her hardest to be a proper adult-type lady. Borges will play Edgar, Jimmy's sweet and earnest childhood friend/roommate who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD and mild battlefield-induced psychosis. Additionally, Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) has signed on to direct the pilot.

BBC America has opted to cancel its first wholly-original scripted program Copper after two seasons. The series will air its last episode on September 22. "Copper has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved," said BBC America general manager Perry Simon. "The opportunity to work with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of. Their vision to re-tell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America's programming. After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story."

Thomas Arana (The Dark Knight Rises) will appear in multiple episodes of CBS' midseason drama series Intelligence. He will play Adam Weatherly, the director of national intelligence. He is in charge and good at his job but knows he needs to rely on others in order to make the big plays. He will first appear in the second episode of the series.

Leverage vet Beth Riesgraf will guest on ABC's midseason drama Killer Women. She will appear in the series' second episode as Jennifer Jennings, an interior decorator with some deadly tendencies.

Amazon's first scripted comedy series Alpha House has booked Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Julie White (Go On) for guest spots. Nixon will play Sen. Carly Armiston, a formidable, confident, Democratic senator from New York. Sedaris will play Louise Laffer, the sweet, concerned with of Sen. Louis Laffer (Matt Malloy). Sykes will play Sen. Rosalyn DuPeche, a strong-willed and funny Democrat who also is a neighbor of the male senators. White will play the tough, determined and charming Southern wife of Sen. Gil John Biggs (John Goodman).

Janina Gavankar (True Blood) and Khary Payton (Young Justice) have joined the cast of the USA comedy pilot Love Is Dead starring Ben Rappaport. Gavankar will play Marisol Rajagopal, an icy confident and stunningly sexy professional termination associate at the Dunleavy Agency who doesn't believe people need love to be happy and in fact thinks that they might be better off without it. Payton will play Doubting Thomas, a former college All-American wide receiver who, after suffering a severe injury, becomes a professional relationship termination associate for the Dunleavy Agency.

Newcomer Tom Austen has been cast on the E! drama pilot The Royals starring Elizabeth Hurley and William Moseley. He will play Jasper, the new security detail and love interest for Princess Eleanor.