Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Casting News - Anna Kendrick & Seth Rogen to Host 'Saturday Night Live'; 'Under the Dome' Adds Dwight Yoakam; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - March 19, 2014

CBS' Under the Dome; FOX's Hieroglyph; NBC's BelieveSaturday Night Live & Tooken; Showtime's Ray Donovan; and Starz's Power.

  • Heather McComb has landed a recurring role on the second season of the drama series. She will play Patricia, a working-class mother who befriends Bunchy Donovan (Dash Mihok).
  • Mia Vallet (Forelsket) has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on the drama. She will play Dani, a vulnerable woman with a dark edge. Abandoned by her parents who blamed her for killing her brother, she has been living on the streets for the past few years. She ultimately becomes the antagonist to Bo (Johnny Sequoyah).
  • Being Human creator Anna Fricke has closed a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Under the pact, she is joining the studio's straight-to-series adventure drama starring Max Brown and Reece Ritchie as executive producer/showrunner.
  • Anna Kendrick will make her first appearance as host of the late night sketch comedy series on April 5. She will play be joined by seven-time Grammy winner Pharrell Williams as musical guest. 
  • Seth Rogen will return for his third stint as host during the April 12 episode. The musical guest for his episode will be Ed Sheeran, making his musical guest debut on the series.
  • Victor Garber (Alias, Sleepy Hollow) and Sonya Walger (Lost, Parenthood) have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama series. Garber will play Simon Stern, a renowned club owner and events guru who has the exact successful, legitimate lifestyle that Ghost (Omari Hardwick) craves. Walger will play Madeline Stern, Simon's wife who greatly enjoys the benefits and affluent lifestyle her husband's success has provided.
  • Grammy winning actor-musician Dwight Yoakam will appear on multiple episodes of the drama's second season. He will play Lyle Chumley, the owner of Chester's Mill's barbershop who also has a complicated history with Big Jim (Dean Norris).
  • Sara Chase and Lauren Adams have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy series created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper. Chase will play Cyndee, Kimmy's (Kemper) best friend from the cult. Adams will play Gretchen, a member of the cult for the last 10 years and the only member who has been successfully brainwashed and believes everything she was told while in the cult.