Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TV News - Pablo Schreiber Books 'SVU' Return; Mark Valley Joins 'Hot in Cleveland'-'Kirstie' Crossover; Plus 9 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
NBC's Parenthood; Netflix's Orange Is the New Black; FOX's New Girl & The Following; Sundance's The Red Road; and OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots & Love Thy Neighbor.

Pilot Castings:
USA's Rush.

Mark Valley (Human Target, Body of Proof) will guest on a special episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland - which will also be a crossover with upcoming new comedy Kirstie. He will play the new boyfriend of Maddie Banks (Kirstie Alley) who has interesting encounter with Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) when she's checking items off her bucket list.

Tom Ellis (Gates) and Rick Gonzalez (Coach Carter) have been cast on the USA drama pilot Rush from Jonathan Levine. Ellis will play the leading role of Dr. William Rush, a physician not attached to any hospital who operates under discretion and for anyone who pay his cash-only premium. Gonzalez will play Manny Maquis, a well-connected dealer, who considers Rush a friend as well as a client.

Pablo Schreiber is returning to NBC's Law & Order: SVU to reprise his role of psychopath William Lewis in the January 8 episode. The actor also confirmed that he will be reprising his Orange Is the New Black role of George "Pornstache" Mendez for a number of season two episodes.

The O.C. alum Adam Brody will appear on an upcoming episode of FOX's New Girl. He will play Berkley, a long-ago ex-boyfriend of Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) who has remained friends with her even years after their breakup.

Sprague Grayden (Sons of Anarchy) and Gregg Henry (Scandal) are headed to FOX's The Following. Grayden will recur as a reporter-turned-author who butts heads with Ryan (Kevin Bacon). Henry will guest as a doctor with a dark secret.

Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show) has landed a multi-episode role on Sundance's new drama series The Red Road. She will play a Lenape Native American lawyer who returns home after a crime is been committed against a member of her tribe.

OWN will debut the second seasons of scripted series The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8 respectively.

John Corbett is reprising his role on NBC's Parenthood for an upcoming episode. He plays Seth, Sarah's (Lauren Graham) ex-husband. He will appear in the thirteenth episode of the season. In the episode, Amber (Mae Whitman) stops by the restaurant where he works and ends up getting into an argument with another patron.

Projects Announced in Active Development
  • NBC (1) -- 30 and Counting (script with penalty), a comedy based on the Sky Living series of the same name.
  • FX (1) -- The Code (script), a miniseries about the Underground Railroad.
  • CBS (1) -- Doc Ford (script), a drama based on Randy Wayne White's book series.