Saturday, November 2, 2013

TV News - Lifetime Cancels 'The Client List'; Jane Krakowski, Jesse Eisenberg & John Benjamin Hickey to Guest on 'Modern Family'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
FOX's Enlisted & Gang Related; NBC's Law & Order: SVU; ABC Family's Ravenswood & Twisted; and WGN America's Salem.

Pilot Castings:
ABC's Galavant.

Ross Philips (Hart of Dixie) has landed a recurring role on FOX's midseason comedy Enlisted. He will play Schneeberger, an entitled and inexperienced 2nd Lieutenant who thinks very highly of himself and butts heads with Pete (Geoff Stults).

Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) will guest star on FOX's upcoming drama Gang Related. He will play Mariano, a quiet, ruthless and terrifying sociopath who heads up a cartel.

Dayton Callie (Sons of Anarchy) is heading to NBC's Law & Order: SVU for an upcoming episode. He will play a New Jersey judge who is under suspicion in a sex trafficking case.

ABC Family's newest drama series Ravenswood will air its midseason finale on November 19 but will resume its first season on January 7 following the return of Pretty Little Liars. Twisted, which initially was scheduled to return at that day and time, will now return with new episodes on February 11.

Lifetime has opted to cancel its Jennifer Love Hewitt-starring drama series The Client List after just two seasons. The decision was mutual between the network and producer Sony Pictures Television after creative differences over the perspective third season simply couldn't be overcome by the creative team.

Nikita star Shane West has been cast as the male lead on WGN America's first scripted drama Salem opposite Janet Montgomery and Seth Gabel. He will play John Alden, a hardened veteran of 10 years of war and captivity at the hands of the Indians who returns to his native Salem to find it consumed in Witch Hunt frenzy. Also cast on the upcoming series is Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors). She will Anne Hale, a beautiful and talent artist who is attracted to the newly arrived John Alden, unaware of his history with Mary Sibley (Montgomery).

Vinnie Jones (Elementary) is the first actor cast on the ABC comedy pilot Galavant from Dan Fogelman and Alan Menken. He will play Gareth, the King's badass, scary Scottish henchman.

Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and John Benjamin Hickey (The Good Wife) will guest star on ABC's Modern Family. All three will appear in the fifth season's eleventh episode. Krakowski will play Dr. Donna, a "mean girl" mom from Manny's (Rico Rodriguez) school who butts heads with Gloria (Sofia Vergara). Eisenberg will play an eco-obsessed neighbor of Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam's (Eric Stonestreet). Hickey will play a therapist to one of the Dunphys.