Thursday, October 3, 2013

TV News - 'Breaking Bad' Star Joins 'Switched at Birth'; 'Trophy Wife' Books '24' Alum; Plus 7 More Updates!

Tony nominee to recur on The Following.

Tennis champion joins Ground Floor.

Law & Order: SVU books The X Factor finalist.

Plus additional updates for NBC's Community; The CW's Arrow; Amazon's Transparent (pilot); and HBO's The Money (pilot).

Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte has joined the cast of ABC Family's Switched at Birth for its third season. He will recur as Campbell, a pre-med college student paralyzed by a snowboarding accident who works at the free clinic alongside Daphne (Katie Leclerc).

Tony-nominated actress Montego Glover (Memphis) has landed a recurring role on FOX's The Following. She will play new FBI analyst Lawrence.\

Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes) will appear on the second season of The CW's Arrow. He will play "The Captain," a deadly cohort of Dr. Anthony Ivo (Dylan Neal).

Patrick Kennedy (Boardwalk Empire), Dominique McElligott and Laila Robins have been cast on the HBO drama pilot The Money starring Brendan Gleeson. Kennedy will play John Castman, James' (Gleeson) dutiful and ethically strong son who is a key lieutenant in Castman's empire. McElligott will play Katherine Castman, James' beloved daughter. Robins will play Ruth Castman, James' wife and mother of his three adult children.

When Amazon made their pilot order for comedy series Transparent official today, they also announced that Judith Light, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass would round out the cast of the single camera family comedy.

ABC's Trophy Wife has booked 24 vet Dennis Haysbert for an upcoming guest spot. He will appear in episode 9 as Russ Bradley Morrison, a straight-laced man who chaperones a school field trip to the museum with Kate (Malin Akerman).

Retired tennis champion John McEnroe will play himself on an upcoming episode of TBS' new comedy series Ground Floor. He will appear as a new client set up by Mansfield (John C. McGinley) to test Brody (Skylar Astin) and Threepeat (Rene Gube).

The X Factor season two runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar will guest star on NBC's Law & Order: SVU. She will play Grace, a contestant on a popular televised music competition, in an episode titled "Dissonant Voices."

Castle star Nathan Fillion will appear on NBC's Community for its upcoming fifth season. In the episode, Annie (Alison Brie) and Professor Hickey (guest star Jonathan Banks) team up to navigate Greendale's corridors of power and they must contend with Bob Waite (Fillion), the politically savvy head custodian who's not afraid to get his hands dirty but is smart enough to wear rubber gloves.