Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Casting News - Ian McShane to Play Mr. Wednesday on 'American Gods'; Tia Mowry Joins 'Mistresses'; Plus 8 More Updates!

Casting News - March 2, 2016

ABC's Designated Survivor & Mistresses; FOX's Rosewood & Wayward Pines; Hallmark's Chesapeake Shores; History's Six; Hulu's Casual; NBC's Taken; Netflix's One Day at a Time; and Starz's American Gods.

  • Stephen Tobolowsky (Silicon Valley, The Goldbergs) will co-star opposite Justina Machado and Rita Moreno on the upcoming remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom. He will play Dr. Berkowitz, Penelope's (Machado) boss, the widowed lead doctor where she works and a potential love interest for Abuela (Moreno). Penelope keeps his office in order and often his personal life too because he is a sweet disaster.
  • Emmy winner John Tinker (St. Elsewhere's, Judging Amy) has joined the upcoming drama based on Sherryl Woods' novels as showrunner and executive producer. The drama written by Nancy Silvers will premiere this summer with a two-hour movie, followed by eight one-hour episodes. The series follows Abby O'Brien (Meghan Ory, Once Upon a Time), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings her face to face with her past, including her high school sweetheart Trace (Jesse Metcalfe, Dallas), her uncompromising father Mick (Trent Williams, Everwood) and her esteemed grandmother Nell (Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart). Abby realizes the toll her career has taken on her ability to be a hands-on mother to her daughters, and considers a permanent move to Chesapeake Shores.
  • Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman) and Kyle Bornheimer (Angel From Hell) hasve booked recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Lower will play Sarah Finn, Alex's (Tommy Dewey) smart and put-together ex-girlfriend who re-enters his life engaged to a new fiancé, Jordan (Vincent Kartheiser). Bornheimer will play Jack, Valerie's (Michaela Watkins) new love interest, the kind of man who does what he wants when he wants.
  • Tia Mowry (The Game, Instant Mom) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She will play Barbara Rutledege, an important, quick-witted, cutting-edge, literary agent who signs Karen (Yunjim Kim).
  • Christopher Backus (Underground) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Barry Sloane and Joe Manganiello. He will play Sean, a photojournalist documenting the situation on the ground in Africa.
  • Deadwood star Ian McShane has been tapped to star opposite Ricky Whittle on the upcoming drama series written by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. He will play Mr. Wednesday, a powerful and charismatic con man who is an incarnation of All-Father Odin. He is traveling America recruiting his fellow forgotten deities to wage an epic battle against the new American gods.
  • Carla Gugino and Melissa Leo will reprise their roles on the upcoming second season of the hit drama. During the big three-year time jump at the end of the first season, Kate (Gugino) and Pam (Leo) were cryogenically frozen by the First Generation. It's currently unclear how many episodes of the new season they'll appear in - as both have booked lead roles on upcoming Showtime series Roadies (Gugino) and I'm Dying Up Here (Leo).
  • Tanner Buchanan (Girl Meets World) and McKenna Grace (The Young and the Restless) have joined the cast of the upcoming drama series starring Kiefer Sutherland. Buchanan will play Leo Kirkman, Tom's (Sutherland) 16-year-old son who is rebellious and self-absorbed but steps up to the plate when he needs to comfort his little sister, Penny (Grace).
  • Power star J.R. Ramirez has landed a recurring role on the drama's first season. He will play Frank Garrison, a former NYPD homicide detective who is now working out of the basement of the Miami police station, heading up the cold case division. Haunted by a personal and mysterious murder that went unsolved, he throws himself head first into any case that presents even the smallest clue.
  • Michael Irby (True Detective, Almost Human) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Clive Standen. He will play Sam, a member of Bryan's (Standen) OPCON (Operational Control) team of elite operatives. He is a bit of a nerd who revels in pushing people's buttons.