Friday, March 13, 2015

Casting News - Jaime Pressly Upped to Regular on 'Mom'; Cristin Milioti Joins 'Fargo' as Recurring; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - March 13, 2015

ABC's black-ish; CBS' Blue Bloods & Mom; FX's Fargo; NBC's Telenovela; Syfy's 12 Monkeys; and WGN America's Underground.

  • Clifford Smith aka Method Man will guest star on the two-part fifth season finale of the hit drama. He will play Mario Hunt, a major badass with the Warrior Kings street gang and the prime suspect in the murder of the Gang Division Chief and his wife.
  • Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) has booked a major recurring role on the anthology series' upcoming second season. She will play Betsy, Lou's (Patrick Wilson) wife and Sheriff Larsson's (Ted Danson) daughter. A woman of the plains - pretty but firm - she can both jump start a car and make a casserole, clean a gun as well as the gutters.
  • Alano Miller (Jane the Virgin) has landed a lead role on the upcoming drama series starring Christopher Meloni. He will play Cato, a striking, cunning and oddly charismatic slave on the plantation who's despised and feared by the other slaves.
  • Alex Meneses (Selena) has booked a regular role on the upcoming comedy series starring Eva Longoria. She will play Isabella, an aging but beautiful Latina actress trying to pass for 28 years old. She's bitter about getting older and blames Ana (Longoria) for the fact that she is no longer a leading lady. Isabella will do whatever it takes to claw her way back into the spotlight.
  • After recurring throughout the second season, Jaime Pressly has been promoted to series regular on the recently ordered third season of the hit comedy. So far, she has appeared in five episodes as Jill, a newly sober woman with a lot of money who Christy (Anna Faris) attempts to help.
  • Emily Hampshire has been promoted to series regular on the drama's recently ordered second season. She has recurred throughout the first season as Jennifer Goines.
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mary J. Blige will appear in a flashback-themed episode of the hit comedy's first season. Combs will play a gangster and nightclub owner in 1920s Harlem. Blige will play the club's headliner.