Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TV News - Family Reunion on 'Raising Hope'; Olympic Medalist Joins 'Bones'; 'Arrow' Books Another 'Firefly' Alum; Plus 5 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
ABC Family's Melissa & Joey & Switched At Birth; USA's Suits; and ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Pilot Castings:
MTV's Finding Carter.

Richard Schiff (The West Wing) and Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney will guest on an upcoming episode of FOX's Bones. Schiff will play Leon Watters, a doctor of theoretical physics who Brennan (Emily Deschanel) sees a lot of herself in. Maroney will play Ellie, a friend and rival of Watters' daughter, Amanda.

ABC Family's Melissa & Joey has booked Tricia O'Kelley (The New Adventures of Old Christine) for an upcoming guest spot. She will play Sienna Buchwald, a demand and difficult boss who is Mel's (Melissa Joan Hart) neighbor and wants to hire Joe (Joey Lawrence) as her nanny.

David Castaneda (Southland) has been added to ABC Family's Switched at Birth for its third season. He will play Jorge, a nurse practitioner at the free clinic where Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and Campbell (R.J. Mitte) work.

Firefly alum Sean Maher is heading to The CW's Arrow for the tenth episode of its second season. He will play Mark Scheffer - better known as the DC Comics villain Shrapnel - a serial bomber who places Starling City in a grip of terror and threatens the life of Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro).

Kathryn Prescott (Skins), Anna Jacoby-Heron (Contagion), Zac Pullam (Listen) and Nolan Sotillo (Prom) have been cast on the MTV drama pilot Finding Carter. Prescott will play the title role of Carter, a confident and mischievous girl who has no problem being the center of attention. She was a close relationship with her mom, Lori, but after getting into trouble with friends and taken to the police station she learns that Lori is not her mom but the felon who abducted her when she was three. From there, she begins to learn who her biological family is - including a "good girl" twin sister, Taylor (Jacoby-Heron) and "replacement child" little brother, Grant (Pullam). Sotillo will Gabe, Taylor's good friend who is oblivious to Taylor's crush and instantly smitten with Carter.

USA's Suits has tapped Damon Gupton (Prime Suspect) for an upcoming appearance in its winter season. He will play James Quelling, an attorney who goes after one of Harvey's (Gabriel Macht) big clients.

FOX's Raising Hope was booked Keith Carradine - father of leading lady Martha Plimpton - for an upcoming fourth season episode. In the episode, Virginia (Plimpton) and Burt (Garrett Dillahunt, who previously co-stared with Carradine in Deadwood) go to dude ranch run by Colt Palamino (Carradine), a no-nonsense, no-outside-world-technology, real deal cowboy.

Whoopi Goldberg will be lending her voice to ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as the wife of the White Rabbit (John Lithgow). The character will pop up in the series' eighth episode.