Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Casting News - 'The Librarians' Adds Vanessa Williams; Drake & Fred Armisen to Host 'Saturday Night Live'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - May 4, 2016

FOX's Star; NBC's Saturday Night Live; and TNT's The Librarians.

  • Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) has joined the drama's upcoming third season in a recurring role. She will play General Rockwell, the tough and brilliant head of the top secret, black ops government agency known as D.O.S.A. - which investigates statistical anomalies. She sets her sights on apprehending the Librarians and obtaining the magical artifacts contained in the Library.
  • The late night, sketch comedy series has announced its hosts and musical guests for its final two episodes of Season 41. On May 14, Drake will pull double duty as host and musical guest. In the season finale on May 21, former cast member Fred Armisen will host and Courtney Barnett will serve as musical guest.
  • Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage) has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Under the pact, he will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the upcoming drama series starring Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt.