Friday, September 6, 2013

TV News - 'Sex and the City' Star Joins 'Hannibal'; 'The Good Wife' Scene-Stealer Cast on 'The Following'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Briga Heelan rejoins NBC midseason comedy for 3 episodes.

White Collar adds duo in fossil heist plot.

Super Fun Night adds recurring role.

Plus additional updates for Lifetime's HR (pilot), NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show and ABC's Nashville.

Briga Heelan is rejoining NBC's midseason comedy Undateable as a recurring guest star. She will reprise the role of Nicki she played in the pilot as a guest star. Heelan stars as the female lead on TBS' new comedy Ground Floor and did the Undateable pilot as a favor to writer Bill Lawrence. Lawrence wanted Heelan to do both series - but the schedules couldn't work out and Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) was tapped to replace Heelan. Now, the schedules have synced up enough for Heelan to do both. She is currently booked to appear in 3 episodes with Park no longer attached to the series.

Zeljko Ivanek (Damages, Banshee) and Rebecca Hazlewood (Outsourced) will guest star on the fifth season of USA's White Collar. Ivanek will play Brett Forsythe, a businessman specializing in hostile corporate takeovers and loves valuable historic artifacts. He crosses paths with the FBI when he is suspected of stealing a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil and its egg. Hazlewood will play Dr. Reva Khatri, a passionate paleontologist at the natural history museum. Both will appear in the eighth episode of the season.

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has booked a recurring role on the second season of NBC's Hannibal. She will play Kade Prurnell, an employee of the Office of the Inspector General in FBI Oversight who is sent to investigate Jack Crawford's (Laurence Fishburne) recently handling of the department.

True Blood and The Good Wife scene-stealer Carrie Preston has joined the cast of FOX's The Following for a guest-starring role in its second season. She will play Judy, a groupie of Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy).

Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) will co-star on the Lifetime drama pilot HR starring Alicia Silverstone. He will play Ellen's (Silverstone) boss, the company's CEO.

Ravi Patel will recur on the ABC's new comedy series Super Fun Night. He will play Alex, a somewhat smarmy but still endearing underachieving lawyer who works at the firm with Kimmie (Rebel Wilson).

NBC's new comedy The Michael J. Fox Show has tapped TV vets Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin to play Mike's (Michael J. Fox) parents. They may potentially recurring throughout the first season.

Christina Chang (CSI: Miami) has joined the second season of ABC's Nashville. She will play Deacon's (Charles Esten) new lawyer.