Friday, October 25, 2013

TV News - Lifetime Renews 'Drop Dead Diva' for Season 6; Jane Seymour to Romance James Caan on 'Back in the Game'; Plus 10 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
CBS' The Crazy Ones, Blue Bloods, CSI & 2 Broke Girls; ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland; FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine; and USA's Suits.

Pilot Castings:
Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce; Lifetime's Deliverance Creek; and Amazon's Bosch.

Model Adriana Lima and Harlem Globetrotters Special K Daily, Ant Atkinson and Highlight Bruton will make cameo appearances on the December 5 fashion-centric episode of CBS' The Crazy Ones.

Kirk Acevedo (Oz, Fringe) has been cast on an upcoming episode of CBS' Blue Bloods. He will play the longtime-criminal brother of Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) who is trying to turn over a new leaf.

Kristoffer Polaha (Ringer) will guest on the November 27 episode of CBS' CSI. He will play Darryl, a blue-collar mechanic who comes to the aid of Sara (Jorja Fox), Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) and Morgan (Elisabeth Harnois) when their car breaks down, but he may have darker intentions.

ABC's Back in the Game has tapped Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) for an upcoming appearance. She will play Ms. Crosby, Danny's (Griffin Gluck) teacher whose intimidating demeanor has earned her the nickname "The Eviscerator." Additionally, Ms. Crosby will set her sights on The Cannon (James Caan) who isn't that responsive to her advances.

The Office alum Craig Robinson is heading to FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an upcoming guest spot. He will play Doug Judy, a small-time criminal who may be integral to a case that Jake (Andy Samberg) has been investigating for years.

Jamey Sheridan (Homeland, Arrow) has landed a role on USA's Suits. He will play Charles Van Dyke, a former name partner at the law firm who was ousted by Jessica (Gina Torres) in her takeover of the firm.

Sophina Brown (Numbers) will co-star on the Bravo drama pilot Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce starring Lisa Edelstein. Additionally, Star Wars star Carrie Fisher will make a cameo appearance in the pilot. Brown will play Kate, Abby's (Edelstein) best friend who has to decide whether to stand by her as she's going through her divorce or risk losing their years long friendship. Fisher will appear as Cat, Abby's book editor who has a no-prisoners approach to Abby's career.

Riley Smith (90210, Beauty and the Beast) has joined the cast of the Lifetime backdoor drama pilot Deliverance Creek starring Lauren Ambrose. He will play Toby, Belle's (Ambrose) old beau who jilted her and left her to marry a man she didn't love.

ER alum Amy Aquino has landed a role on the Amazon drama pilot Bosch starring Titus Welliver. She will play Lt. Grace Billets, Harry's (Welliver) immediate supervisor on the LAPD and in charge of the detectives who work out of Hollywood Station.

Peta Sergeant (The Selection) will recur on ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Her role is being described as "a force of nature in Wonderland." But all other details are being kept under wraps.

Lifetime has renewed legal dramedy Drop Dead Diva for a 13-episode sixth season. The new season will debut in summer 2014.

Switched at Birth star Gilles Marini has booked a recurring role on CBS' 2 Broke Girls. He will play Nicolas, a teacher at the Manhattan School of Pastry where Max (Kat Dennings) tries to improve her baking skills and Caroline (Beth Behrs) takes a job at the school's office.