Thursday, March 27, 2014

Casting News - Syfy Sets 'Defiance' Season 2 Premiere Date; Michelle Borth Leaving 'Hawaii Five-0'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - March 27, 2014

CBS' Hawaii Five-0; Starz's Survivor's Remorse; Syfy's Defiance & Dominion; and USA's Graceland.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY) and Jon Sklaroff (24, Life) have booked recurring roles on the drama series' second season. Giovinazzo will play Sid Markham, the head of LAPD's Gang Task Force. Sid is more mind than muscle and uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases - but that doesn't mean he's not prone to acts of violence here and there. Sklaroff will play Fritz, who has made his living through human trafficking. He uses intimidation and brutality to keep "his property" in line.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Level Up), Erica Ash (Real Husbands of Hollywood) and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris) have been cast on the upcoming comedy series. Usher will play Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom who just signed a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. Ash will play M-Chuck, Cam's sister. Arnold will play Cassie, Cam's mother.
  • Michelle Borth is departing the Friday night procedural at the end of its current fourth season. She has played Catherine "Cat" Rollins since the first season - and was promoted to series regular status in Season 3.
  • Syfy is gearing up for the summer be set the launch dates for the second season of Defiance as well as the launch of new drama Dominion - based on the 2010 film Legion. Defiance will return on Thursday, June 19 at 8/7c. and will be followed by Dominion at 9/8c.