Thursday, February 5, 2015

Casting News - Damon Wayans Jr. Leaving 'New Girl'; Laverne Cox Visits 'The Mindy Project'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - February 5, 2015

CBS' Stalker; FOX's GothamThe Mindy Project & New Girl; and TBS' Angie Tribeca.

  • Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox will appear on an upcoming episode of the comedy's third season. She will Sheena, Tamra's (Xosha Roquemore) cousin who helps Mindy (Mindy Kaling) get her confidence back.
  • Mira Sorvino (Intruders, Falling Skies) has been tapped for a recurring role on the drama's first season. She will play Vicki Gregg, a well-respected FBI agent who began her career at TAU and once ran the division. She returns to help the team when Beth's (Maggie Q) stalker escalates.
  • Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, The Whispers) has been cast in a major recurring role on the drama's first season. He will play Jason Lennon, a handsome, wealthy and seductive serial killer who has been preying on the young women of Gotham for nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of tests as he searches for his perfect mate. When the women fail to live up to his impossible standards, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously. His obsessions, combined with Detective Jim Gordon's (Ben McKenzie) determination to bring him down, send both of them on a course toward tragedy.
  • Amy Smart (Justified) and David Koechner (The Office) will appear on an upcoming episode of the new comedy. Smart will play a seductive and friendly high-end call girl who warms up to Jay Geils (Hayes MacArthur). Korchner will play the police commissioner and former partner of the precinct captain (Jere Burns).
  • Damon Wayans Jr. has opted to exit the comedy series at the end of the show's current fourth season. He starred in the pilot for the single camera comedy, then had to leave when Happy Endings was picked up for a second season. After the ABC comedy was canceled after three seasons, he was able to come back to the FOX show midway through Season 3 and was promoted to series regular status for the fourth season in a one-year deal.