Friday, March 6, 2015

Casting News - NBC Pulls 'Allegiance' from the Schedule; Jada Pinkett Smith Leaving 'Gotham'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - March 6, 2015

CBS' Blue Bloods; FOX's Gotham; NBC's Allegiance; and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles.

  • The broadcast network has pulled the low-rated drama from its schedule after airing only 5 episodes. Effective next week, The Slap will move to the 10/9c. time slot following a new episode of The Blacklist. At 8/7c., the network will air special episodes of Dateline. It's currently unclear if any of the remaining episodes of Allegiance will air.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith revealed today that she only signed a one-year deal with the first year drama. So, her character of Fish Mooney is unlikely to continue in the show's second season - which has already been ordered.
  • 24 alum Leslie Hope has booked a recurring role on the drama's current fifth season. She will play Catherine Farrell, a no-holds-barred investigative reporter.
  • Adam Sinclair (24: Live Another Day) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth season. He will play Kent Drake, a new assistant medical examiner who is guarded about his personal life but is very dedicated to his job.