Monday, October 7, 2013

TV News - T.I. Joins 'House of Lies' as Owner of a Clothing Empire; 'Grimm's Hank Gets a Love Interest; Plus 8 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
CBS' Intelligence; WGN America's Salem; and FOX's The Mindy Project.

Pilot Castings:
Lifetime's Deliverance Creek; TV Land's Jennifer Falls; Amazon's The After and Bosch; and Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

NBC's Grimm has cast Sharon Leal (Dreamgirls, Suits) as a new love interest for Hank (Russell Hornsby). She will appear in multiple episodes as Zuri Ellis, a smart, beautiful and mysterious physical therapist who has spent nearly two months helping Hank recover from his broken ankle.

Chirstopher Backus (Elevator) has joined the cast of the Lifetime drama pilot Deliverance Creek from Melissa Carter. He will play Jasper, the charismatic brother of Belle Barlowe.

Dylan Gelula (Chasing Life) will co-star on the TV Land comedy pilot Jennifer Falls starring Jaime Pressly. She will play Gretchen, the energetic and complicated daughter of Jennifer (Pressly), who is clearly bummed about leaving her old life and moving in with her grandmother.

Shameless star Laura Wiggins will guest on CBS' midseason drama series Intelligence. She will play Rebecca, Lillian's (Marg Helgenberger) daughter who she tries to connect with.

Sharon Lawrence, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel and Jaina Lee Ortiz have been cast on the Amazon drama pilot The After from Chris Carter. Lawrence will play Francis, a wealthy mysterious woman who resides in Bel Air. Howard, will play McCormack, a tall foul-mouthed, sarcastic and sardonic Irishman. Kebbel will play Tammy, a sexy, professional woman. Ortz will play Officer Marly Gonzalez, a young police officer.

Amy Price-Francis has landed a role on the Amazon drama pilot Bosch starring Titus Welliver. She will play Sunny "Money" Chandler, an attractive and exceptionally good lawyer representing Rosa Flores, whose husband Roberto, a suspected serial killer, was killed four years ago by Harry Bosch (Welliver), and Chandler's job is to destroy Bosch in court.

Beau Garrett will co-star on the Bravo drama pilot Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce starring Lisa Edelstein. She will play Phoebe, a former model and recent divorcee who is still close to her ex.

Revenge alum Ashley Madekwe is the first to be cast on WGN America's upcoming drama series Salem. She will play Tituba, the exotic and mysterious right hand to Salem's most powerful witch Mary Sibley. She also hasn't aged in the ten years she has been apart from her master.

T.I. (T.I and Tiny: The Family Hustle, Boss) and Daniel Stern (Home Alone, The Wonder Years) will appear on the third season of Showtime's House of Lies. T.I. will play Lukas, a clothing company co-owner with childhood friend Dre (Mekhi Phifer), who enlist Marty (Don Cheadle to help expand their empire. Stern will play Tretorn, the CEO of a natural food grocery store chain. Additionally, previous guest stars Griffin Dunne, Bess Armstrong and Jenny Slate will return this season.

Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg, Growing Up Fisher) will appear on an upcoming episode of FOX's The Mindy Project. She will play a crisis-management publicist who "sexually dominates" Danny (Chris Messina).