Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Casting News - Laverne Cox to Guest on 'Faking It'; Tyne Daly Visits 'Modern Family'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - September 2, 2014

ABC's The GoldbergsManhattan Love Story, Members Only & Modern Family; CBS' Scorpion; HBO's Show Me a Hero; MTV's Faking It; and TNT's Major Crimes.

  • John Stamos (Full House, ER) has been cast as the male lead on the midseason drama starring Natalie Zea and Betsy Brandt. He will play Mickey's (Zea) fast-talking hedge-fund billionaire husband whose marriage to Mickey has bought him what his money never could: membership to the country club.
  • Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) will guest star on the upcoming second season of the hit comedy. She will play Margot, a Hester High alum and the director of the school's elite drama club.
  • Additionally, Yvette Monreal (Matador) and Keith Powers (Pretty Little Liars) have landed recurring roles on the new season. Monreal will play Regan, a hip, edgy lesbian with a rebellious streak who supports herself and her music career with odd jobs. Powers will play Theo, a new friend of Liam's (Gregg Sulkin) who will spark a connection with Lauren (Bailey Buntain).
  • Nico Evers-Swindell (William & Kate) will recur on the new comedy's first season. He will play Tucker, an attractive senior editor at a New York publishing firm who becomes Dana's (Analeigh Tipton) friend and mentor.
  • Emmy winner Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey, Judging Amy) will guest on the fourth episode of the hit comedy's sixth season. She will play Mrs. Plank, Lily's (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) stern, old-school teacher.
  • Paul Sorvino, Rob Huebel and Dan Bakkedahl will appear on the upcoming second season of the hit comedy. Sorvino will play Pop-Pop, Murray's (Jeff Garlin) father, a cranky, put-upon curmudgeon who has emotionally unavailable to his children. Huebel will play John Calabasas, a smooth-talking talent scout who suckers cash out of naive wannabe models for head-shots and catwalk lessons at the mail. Bakkedahl will play Mr. Woodburn, the easily excitable and argumentative middle-school science teacher.
  • Torrey DeVitto (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries) will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's third season. She will play Nicole Flynn, Andy's (Tony Denison) daughter who has a touch of his edge and sense of humor.
  • Brendan Hines (Suits, Lie to Me) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama. He will play Drew Winters, father of Paige's (Katharine McPhee) genius son, Ralph, who returns into their lives for the first time in six years in a November episode.
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters and Daniel Stern have joined the cast of the upcoming miniseries. Jackson will play Norma O'Neal, a home health aide who has struggled to raise a family in Yonkers' worst projects as her own health fails her. Paul will play Doreen Henderson, born in Yonkers public housing but raised in the suburbs who finds herself drawn back to the projects. Peters will play Robert Mayhawk, a consultant hired to help educate tenants bound for the townhouses about life in their new neighborhood. Stern will play Oscar Newman, a sometimes-abrasive urban planner who developed a unique plan for public housing in Yonkers, earning the enmity of the opponents.