Friday, February 12, 2016

Casting News - Showtime Sets June Premiere for 'Roadies'; 'Awkward' & 'Faking It' Return in March; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - February 12, 2016

CBS' Untitled Kevin James Comedy; Hulu's Deadbeat, The Mindy Project & Shut Eye; MTV's Awkward & Faking It; and Showtime's Roadies.

  • The upcoming series from Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams will premiere on Sunday, June 26. The cast includes Carla Gugino, Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker and Ron White. Guest stars in the 10-episode first include Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond and Tanc Sade.
  • The Walking Dead star Ross Marquand will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's fourth season. No details were released about the character he will be playing.
  • Ross Marquand has also booked a guest spot on the upcoming third season of the hit comedy. He will play Hugh Janus, a mysterious man who attends art auctions only to bid enough that he loses at the last second. 
  • The second half of the hit comedy's fifth and final season will begin on Tuesday, March 15 at 10/9c. Here's MTV's official description for the episodes: "The second half of Awkward Season 5 kicks off at the beginning of summer, a year after we last saw Jenna and her friends. She returns with a newfound confidence as she starts an exciting summer fellowship at an internet startup. As she reconnects with her high school friends, it's clear that there has been a lot she has missed. It's a summer of friends, self-discovery, romance and mystery that will forever impact everyone's lives."
  • The third season of the hit comedy will premiere on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30/9:30c. MTV's description of the new season reads: "Season 3 of Faking It centers around friendship and how complicated and fragile it can be; so easy to break and hard to put back together. After a summer apart, Karma and Amy struggle to get things back on track. Shane is caught between friends, while Liam wonders whether he is even capable of having friends. Meanwhile, Lauren struggles with a decision, if friends are worth the effort."
  • Ryan Cartwright (Alphas, Mom) has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Kevin James. Additionally, Andy Fickman (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2) has signed on to direct the opening episode. Cartwright will play Chale, a dreamer from an upscale family who may be on the verge of creating the next billion-dollar app and carries himself as if it's already happened. He is very much in love with Kevin's (James) daughter, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler).
  • Angus Sampson is reuniting with his Fargo co-star Jeffrey Donovan as a series regular on the upcoming drama series. He will play Fonzo, a macho and powerful Romani kingpin with a taste for the finer things in life. A single father still mourning the loss of his wife, he appears affable and easygoing - but in fact, he's a dangerous, menacing man who runs his business with an iron fist.