Friday, October 11, 2013

TV News - Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt & Glenn Howerton Join 'Fargo'; 'Orphan Black' Adds 'Nashville' & 'Nikita' Alums; Plus 8 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
ABC Family's Switched at Birth; FOX's The Following & Us & Them; ABC's Grey's Anatomy & Killer Women; and Netflix's Hemlock Grove.

Pilot Castings:
MTV's Eye Candy and HBO's Ballers.

Max Adler (Glee) and Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) will recur on the third season of ABC Family's Switched at Birth. Bernhard will play Teresa Lubarsky, a groovy art professor at a local college where Bay (Vanessa Marano) is taking a class. Adler will play Tank, a fraternity brother Bay befriends in the class. They both will debut in the season premiere

Bambadjan Bamba has booked a role on the second season of FOX's The Following. He will play Algerian Sami, Jamel's brother who grew up in Paris.

BBC America's Orphan Black has added Michiel Huisman (Nashville), Peter Outerbridge (Nikita) and Ari Millen (Rookie Blue) to its second season. Huisman will play Cal Morrison, a rugged outdoorsman. Outerbridge will play Henrik "Hank" Johannsen, a mercurial modern-day cowboy. Millen will play Mark, a cunning predator with a dark edge.

Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad), Allison Tolman (Sordid Lives), Oliver Platt (The Big C), Glenn Howerton (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Peter Breitmayer (The Middle), Tom Musgrave (Beethoven's 5th), Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood) and Adam Goldberg (The Unusuals) will round out the cast of FX's upcoming miniseries Fargo. Odenkirk will play Deputy Bill Olson, a Bernidji deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy, Molly Solverson (Tolman). Platt will play Stavros Milos, the Supermarket King os Minnesota. Howerton will play Don Chumph, an ambitious personal trainer. Breitmayer will play Lt. Schmidt, Gus's (Colin Hanks) superior officer. Musgrave will play Bo Munk, Lester's (Martin Freeman) boss. Harvard and Goldberg will play members of the Fargo Crime Syndicate, Mr. Wrench and Nr. Numbers respectively.

Hector Elizonda is set to reprise his Grey's Anatomy role on an upcoming episode of the ABC drama. He plays Carlos Torres, Callie's (Sara Ramirez) father, and has appeared on the medical series since the third season. Details on his return appearance were not immediately available.

Under the Dome star Aisha Hinds has landed a guest spot on ABC's midseason drama Killer Women. She will play FBI Special Agent Linda Clark, a bank-robbery specialist who clashes with Texas Ranger Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer).

FOX's midseason comedy series Us & Them starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel is going on permanent production hiatus. The new series had already produced six episodes (plus the pilot) of its 13-episode order. Last week the series went into an early hiatus two weeks ahead of schedule for the creative team to work on scripts. Ultimately, FOX had concerns with the overall tone and direction of the series. For now, the network still has plans to air the produced episodes but the cast has been told they can actively search for new gigs.

Victoria Justice (Victorious) has been cast in the leading role on the MTV drama pilot Eye Candy. She will play Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. Convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, Lindy is targeted by a dangerous cyber stalker and believes one of her suitors to be the culprit. When things take a deadly turn, she teams up with the city's cyber-crime unit to catch the killer.

Madeleine Martin (The Discoverers) has joined the cast of Netflix's Hemlock Grove as a new series regular. She will play Shelly Godfrey, a reanimated child of the Godfrey's - played in season one by Nicole Boivin.

Troy Garity (Boss) has booked a regular role on HBO comedy pilot Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson. He will play Jason, a top-tier sports agent and anti-establishment type who is comfortable in any situation.