Friday, September 20, 2013

TV News - 'Fringe' Star Heads to 'Sleepy Hollow'; 'Super Fun Night' to Open with Episode 2; Plus 5 More Updates!

Justified star to guest on Castle.

Crossbones adds trio to cast.

Melora Hardin to appear on ABC midseason drama.

Plus additional updates for Lifetime's Unreal (pilot) and TNT's King and Maxwell.

Richard Coyle (Covert Affairs), Claire Foy and Tracy Ifeachor have been cast on NBC's straight-to-series midseason drama Crossbones. Coyle will play Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin who is sent to the pirates' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard (John Malkovich). Foy will play Kate, the beautiful Governor's daughter now a pirate who works for Blackbeard and Lowe's love interest. Ifeachor will play Nenna, a smart, powerful fighter who exhibits complete loyalty and a slight fear for Blackbeard.

Melora Hardin (The Office, Monk) has landed a guest role on ABC's midseason drama series Killer Women. She will play Nan Reed, the long-suffering spouse of a husband who forces her to get plastic surgery whenever he demands.

Fringe vet John Noble is reuniting with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on their new FOX drama Sleepy Hollow for a major recurring role. He will appear later in the season as Henry Parrish, a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help Ichabod (Tom Mison).

ABC's Castle has booked Justified star Joelle Carter for an upcoming guest appearances. She will play Maggie Ingram, the long-time girlfriend of a death row inmate who's execution is quickly coming up.

ABC's new comedy series Super Fun Night starring Rebel Wilson set to debut on Wednesday, October 2 will air its second episode produced as its series premiere - instead of the original pilot which earned severely unfavorable reviews from critics. The premiere episode will now chronicle the ladies' trip to a piano bar where Kimmie (Wilson) will try to overcome her big fear of singing in public.

Shiri Appleby (Girls, Chicago Fire) will play the lead role on the Lifetime drama pilot Unreal from Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertude Shapiro. She will play a young staffer on a hit competition dating show whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with (and among) the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's producers demand.

TNT has opted to cancel King & Maxwell after one season. The drama starred Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn and averaged 3.1 million total viewers over its first season - roughly shedding a third of its Major Crimes lead-in.