Thursday, October 31, 2013

TV News - 'SVU' Detectives to Cross Over to 'Chicago P.D.'; 'The Glades' Star Lands Lead on USA Pilot; Plus 8 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
TBS' Cougar Town; ABC's Castle; NBC's Saturday Night Live; and FOX's Sleepy Hollow.

Pilot Castings:
Amazon's Bosch; MTV's Eye Candy; Lifetime's Deliverance Creek; and USA's The Novice.


When Amazon gave Bosch an official pilot order this morning, it also announced that Annie Wersching and Jamie Hector would round out the cast of the drama project. Additionally, Jim McKay has been tapped to direct the pilot.

The Following vet Nico Tortorella has been cast on the MTV drama pilot Eye Candy starring Victoria Justice. He will play Tommy, the cyber-crime unit's formidable and flirtatious head whose fascination with Lindy (Justice) may be more than professional.

Yaani King (Mad Men) has booked a regular role on the Lifetime drama pilot Deliverance Creek starring Lauren Ambrose. She will play Kessiah "Kessie" Washington, a quick-witted plantation slave who forges her freedom papers and sets out for Deliverance Creek with a desperate plan to save her family from slavery.

TBS' Cougar Town will return for its 13-episode fifth season on Tuesday, January 7 at 10/9c.

The Lying Game star Alexandra Chando has landed a guest role on an upcoming episode of ABC's Castle. Her character is being described as "a Lindsay Lohan/Miley Cyrus type who has had a big public meltdown." She will appear in the sixth season's eleventh episode.

The Glades star Mat Passmore has been set as the lead on the untitled USA drama pilot from Sean Jablonski. He will play Neil Truman, an investment banker who attempts to satisfy his married midlife crisis by quitting his job and redefining himself and his relationships.

NBC's Saturday Night Live has tapped Lady Gaga and Josh Hutcherson as the hosts for a pair of November sweeps episodes. On November 16, Lady Gaga will serve as host for the first time as well as the night's musical guest - the third time performing on the stage. On November 23, Hutcherson will host for the first time as well - alongside musical guest HAIM.

Law & Order: SVU regulars Ice-T and Kelli Giddish will be crossing over to midseason drama Chicago P.D. as their SVU characters. The two head to Chicago for a case that involves a serial rapist/killer who started in New York but has moved on to Chicago.

Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars, The Originals) has landed the lead role in the USA drama pilot The Novice from Joe and Tony Gayton. He will play Kyle, a charming and highly intelligent recent college graduate who is forced to move back home with his parents and siblings when his job search stalls. However, after a strange quirk of fate proves oddly fortuitous, he lands a position with a Korean crime organization.

David Fonteno (The Good Wife) will guest star on FOX's Sleepy Hollow. He will play Reverend Boland, a Catholic priest in Manhattan who has been an advisor to Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) for a number of years. He will appear in the ninth and tenth episodes of the season.

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