Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TV News - James Brolin Books 'Castle' Return; 'Masters of Sex' Ups Annaleigh Ashford to Regular; Plus 9 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
ABC's Mind Games; NBC's Growing Up Fisher & Revolution; CBS' The Good Wife; TBS' Men at Work; FOX's Gracepoint; and FX's Braddock & Jackson.

Pilot Castings:
USA's Complications.

Vinnie Jones and Luis Guzman have been tapped for recurring roles on ABC's midseason drama Mind Games. Jones will play the cerebral, charismatic and just a bit psychotic Isaac Vincent, who is Sam's (Jaime Ray Newman) employer, at least for this venture, and who threatens Ross (Christian Slater). Guzman will play Nate, one of Isaac's henchman who is physically imposing and very intimidating but with a soft center.

Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, The Newsroom) has booked a recurring role on NBC's midseason comedy Growing Up Fisher and a guest starring role on USA's drama pilot Complications. On Growing Up Fisher, she will play Allison, a confident, funny single mom who lives across the hall from Mel (J.K. Simmons). On Complications, she will play Dr. Laster, a psychiatrist assigned to a patient that has attacked the ER staff. She will recur on the drama if it is picked up to series.

Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Death Comes to Pemberly) has landed a major recurring role on CBS' The Good Wife. He will play a prosecutor who befriends Alicia (Julianna Margulies) after having a crisis of faith and deciding to chart a new direction for his career.

Singer Bret Michaels has landed a guest spot on an upcoming episode of NBC's Revolution. On the drama series, he will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself and perform an acoustic cover of his hit song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

David Krumholtz (Numb3rs) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) will recur on the third season of TBS' Men at Work. Krumholtz will play Myron, the editor-in-chief of Full Steam magazine and the guys' new boss. Chriqui will play Sasha, Milo's (Danny Masterson) new girlfriend. Additionally, Ryan Phillippe and Lance Bass will appear on an upcoming episode as heightened versions of themselves.

ABC's Castle is bringing back James Brolin for an upcoming episode. Brolin first appeared on the procedural last February as Rick's (Nathan Fillion) father and will return to the series during the Jan. 20 episode.

Annaleigh Ashford has been promoted to series regular for the second season of Showtime's Masters of Sex - after recurring on the drama during its first season. She plays Betty Dimello, the young prostitute who eagerly enjoyed helping Dr. Masters (Michael Sheen) with his research as long as she was getting something good out of it.

Kevin Rankin (Breaking Bad) and Virginia Kull (The Following) have joined the cast of FOX's upcoming miniseries Gracepoint. Rankin will play Paul Coates, the town's well-intentioned but inexperienced local minister who becomes the town's defacto spokesperson in the wake of the tragedy. Kull will play Beth, Danny's mother who is hungry to discover the truth behind her son's untimely death.

McKaley Miller (Hart of Dixie) and Daniele Watts (Weeds) has been cast on FX's upcoming 10/90 sitcom Braddock & Jackson. Miller will play Lizzie, the daughter of Kelsey Grammer's character. Watts will play Laura, the daughter of Martin Lawrence's character.

Projects Announced in Active Development
  • History (1) -- The Lost Years (script), a dramatic telling of the undocumented years of Jesus' life as a young adult.