Friday, October 18, 2013

TV News - 'Breaking Bad' Alum Joins 'The Black Box'; Amanda Plummer to Appear on 'Hannibal'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
TNT's Franklin & Bash; ABC's Once Upon a Time; CBS' The Mentalist & How I Met Your Mother; and FOX's Sleepy Hollow.

Pilot Castings:
Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

TNT's Franklin & Bash was squeezed out another late renewal. The network has renewed the legal dramedy for a 10-episode fourth season to air in summer 2014.

Paul Adelstein (Private Practice, Scandal) will co-star opposite Lisa Edelstein on the Bravo drama pilot Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The project follows Abby (Edelstein), the famous author of a best-selling self-help book series, who is hiding the fact that she's separated from her husband (Adelstein) as she navigates her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles.

Breaking Bad alum Laura Fraser has joined ABC's limited drama series The Black Box as the final series regular. She will play Regan Black, Joshua's (David Chisum) wife and antagonist to Elizabeth (Kelly Reilly).

Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction) will guest on an upcoming episode of NBC's Hannibal. She will play Katherine Pimms, a hippie-chic acupuncturist who's been causing some trouble. She will appear in the fourth episode of the second season.

Rocker Marilyn Manson is heading to ABC's Once Upon a Time as the voice of the soul-stealing Shadow. He will make his debut in a November episode.

Rockmond Dunbar, who was initially hired for a three-episode arc on CBS' The Mentalist, has been promoted to a series regular on the CBS procedural. His first appearance will be in the November 10 episode. He will play Dennis Abbott, a no-nonsense FBI Supervisory Agent who isn't impressed by Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) skills or charm.

James Van Der Beek has booked a return appearance on the final season of CBS' How I Met Your Mother. He previously appeared on the sitcom as Simon, Robin's (Cobie Smulders) loser musician ex-boyfriend.

The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg will recur on FOX's Sleepy Hollow. She will play Mae, the teenage daughter of Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) and his ex-wife Cynthia. Mae feels disconnected from her dad since he has taken up his post in Sleepy Hollow.