Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Casting News - Caitlin FitzGerald to Appear on 'New Girl'; Hulu's 'Chance' Adds Diane Farr as Recurring; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - April 13, 2016

ABC's The Catch; CBS' Zoo; FOX's New Girl; Hulu's Chance; Lifetime's UnREAL; and NBC's Chicago Med.

  • Masters of Sex star Caitlin FitzGerald will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's fifth season. She will play an old medical school friend of Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) on-again boyfriend, Sam (David Walton).
  • Downton Abbey alum Lesley Nicol has booked a recurring role on the drama's first season. No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing, which has become standard with all of the Shondaland dramas.
  • Diane Farr (Numb3rs, Rescue Me) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama in a recurring role. She will play Christina, Chance's (Hugh Laurie) ex-wife. Perpetually irritated and quick to sense criticism, she is now an aspiring photographer with a dyslexic personal trainer boyfriend and an endlessly renewable resentment toward her former husband.
  • Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Allison, the Deputy Secretary of Defense who is actively seeking a solution to the animal crisis and who shares a surprising history with Mitch (Billy Burke).
  • Jeff Hephner will reprise his role as Jeff Clarke from Chicago Fire in the first season finale of the hit drama - and continue to appear in multiple episodes of the already announced second season. He recurred throughout Fire's second season before his character was written out with a transfer to another firehouse. And now, Clarke has changed careers, gone back to school and is now a fourth-year medical student starting his rotation in the emergency department at Chicago Med.
  • Ioan Gruffudd (Forever, Fantastic Four) has been cast on the drama's upcoming second season in a recurring role. He will play John Booth, a ruggedly handsome, optimistic and curious tech billionaire with the breezy demeanor of a man who owns the world. He's quick minded, adventurous, has a good sense of humor and no challenge is too huge for him. He eventually sets his sights on Quinn (Constance Zimmer).