Tuesday, December 10, 2013

TV News - 'Suits' Star Heading to 'Orphan Black'; Dann Florek to Exit 'Law & Order: SVU'; Plus 10 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
NBC's Working the Engels & Sean Saves the World; CBS' How I Met Your Mother & Mom; Comedy Central's Workaholics & Broad City; FOX's Raising Hope; and FX's The Bridge.

Pilot Castings:
NBC's Tin Man.

Patrick Heusinger (Royal Pains, Revolution) has landed the male lead role on the NBC drama pilot Tin Man. He will play Adam, a robotic valet who becomes a murder suspect after his builder and master is found stabbed to death.

SCTV alums Martin Short and Eugene Levy will guest star on NBC's upcoming comedy Working the Engels - which stars fellow SCTV vet Andrea Martin. Short will play the head of Big Pastry, a huge corporation that makes everybody's favorite baked goods, who's embroiled in a lawsuit over ownership of a delectable recipe. Levy will play the Engel's family-oriented neighbor who is also a lawyer.

Ashley Williams is returning to CBS' How I Met Your Mother one last time before the series airs its final episode. She has appeared many times as Ted's (Josh Radnor) on-again, off-again love interest Victoria. Details on her reappearance are scarce but she is set to appear in the 19th episode of the comedy's final season.

Comedy Central will debut the fourth season of Workaholics on Wednesday, January 22 at 10/9c. followed by the series premiere of new scripted comedy series Broad City at 10:30/9:30c.

Judith Light (Dallas) will guest on an upcoming episode of FOX's Raising Hope. She will play Judith, the business savvy woman behind Knock Knock Knock housekeeping.

Megan Mullaly is reuniting with her Will & Grace co-star Sean Hayes when she appears on an upcoming episodes of Hayes' NBC comedy series Sean Saves the World. She will play Sean's (Hayes) sister in the 17th episode of the season.

After appearing in most of the first season, Emily Rios and Matthew Lillard have been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season of FX's The Bridge. They play El Paso Times reporters Ariana Mendez and Daniel Frye respectively.

Kevin Pollak has landed a key guest spot on CBS' Mom. He will play Alvin Biletnikoff, the boyfriend who abandoned Bonnie (Allison Janney) while she was in the hospital giving birth to Christy (Anna Faris). He now owns a body shop a few hours away from Napa and has grown kids of his own.

Dann Florek will exit NBC's Law & Order: SVU in an early 2014 episode after appearing on the procedural for all of its 15 seasons. The news broke on Twitter where Florek and showrunner Warren Leight celebrated the actor's final day on the set.

Suits star Patrick J. Adams will make a guest appearance on the upcoming second season of BBC America's Orphan Black. He will play Jesse, a brave but regular guy who lands in a ton of trouble when multiple clones enter his life.

Projects Announced in Active Development
  • NBC (1) -- Untitled Jerrod Carmichael Project (pilot presentation), a comedy based on the life and comedy of Jerrod Carmichael.
  • ABC Family (1) -- Into Thin Air (script), a high-concept family drama from the creator of Switched at Birth.