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Bianca Kajlich and Aly Michalka are ‘Undateable’

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Posted at March 21, 2013 by

They are undateable guys, and we don’t know why. Yet. But the mystery will be revealed when NBC’s Undateable pilot launches.

Bianca Kajlich from Rules of Engagement and Aly Michalka from Hellcats have signed on to join the comedy. Written by Adam Sztykiel and based on the book by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle, the show is described as a bromantic comedy. It features two men, Danny (played by Chris D’Elia) and Justin (played by Brent Morin) who are bonded by their common issues with attracting women.

Dermot Mulroney Will Star in NBC Conspiracy Thriller

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Posted at March 14, 2013 by

The man with the impossible-to-pronounce name will play the lead in a new untitled NBC conspiracy thriller pilot. Dermot Mulroney will star as Bill Gibson, the shy chaperone of a private school bus that is abducted. Gibson is divorced from his wife and has been estranged from his daughter, with whom he is trying to reconnect with. His daughter, Beth Ann, played by Stevie Lynn Jones, is a passenger on the bus.

John Malkovich to Set Sail as Blackbeard in NBC’s ‘Crossbones’

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Posted at March 11, 2013 by

Two-time Oscar nominee John Malkovich will play Blackbeard in NBC’s action-adventure drama series Crossbones.

Based on Colin Woodard’s book ‘ The Republic of Pirates’, about the golden age of piracy in the 1700s, the 10-episode series takes place in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas. Within this setting, Malkovich’s Blackbeard reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors.

Gillian Anderson and Rachael Taylor Play Sisters on NBC Pilot

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Posted at February 26, 2013 by

Although Gillian Anderson has some serious skills and has locked it down in The House of Mirth, The Last King of Scotland and the like, it’s nice to see her coming back to the small screen and less eggheaded material. Those of us with a long time Scully crush, have been in need of seeing her without the British accent and standing in the kiddie pool (American TV plots) for a minute.

Jane Lynch Heading to Broadway’s ‘Annie’

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Posted at February 20, 2013 by

Look out New York! Everyone’s favorite Glee villain will be terrorizing children again, playing another infamous villain, this time on the Broadway stage. Emmy-winning actress Jane Lynch will be taking on the role of evil, orphanage grande dame Miss Hannigan in Annie, starting May 16 and ending July 14. The show is performed at the Palace theater.

February “Valentine’s Day Edition” TV Casting News Round-Up: ‘American Horror Story’, ‘ Big Bang Theory’, ‘Under The Dome’ & ‘New Girl’

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Posted at February 14, 2013 by

Valentine’s Day is upon us and we have some lovey-dovey (in the broadest of terms) TV casting news. Check out who’s returning on American Horror Story, who’s getting a love interest on The Big Bang Theory and much more after the jump.

Bryan Fuller Stocks Up ‘Hannibal’ Cast & Gets ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Halloween Special on NBC

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Posted at October 16, 2012 by

Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal has a laundry list of actors I’m just dying to see on my TV screen once again. The series, which premieres at midseason on NBC, has been rounding out its cast for quite some time. As the success for Hannibal seems to keep on growing, that meant his other NBC project, Mockingbird Lane looks like it won’t go to series, but it’s costly pilot will air as a Halloween special.

NBC Castings: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Hannibal’ (UPDATE: Hettienne Park) & Jerry O’Connell & Mariana Klaveno in ‘Mockingbird Lane’

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Posted at September 5, 2012 by

[UPDATE #6] Scott Thompson has joined the Bryan Fuller adaptation of Thomas Harris books, Hannibal. Thompson will recur as Jimmy Price, “the third member of the FBI crime scene investigation team headed by Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s behavioral science unit. Jimmy specializes in fingerprinting and spatter patterns at crime scenes.”

NBC Turmoil: Entire Cast of ‘Community’ Returns, Heads to Comic-Con

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Posted at June 29, 2012 by

It’s been a rough few weeks for the ratings-challenged broadcast network, first having fired series creator Dan Harmon over his ability to properly run the show without going over budget, as well as appealing to a wide audience. Never the strong suits of Community, but it more than made up for it with experimenting in network narratives. Luckily for them the entire cast, including Chevy Chase, is returning to the series this fall and most will make an appearance at Comic-Con.

NBC Orders 13 Episode ‘Hannibal’ Series From Writer Bryan Fuller (UPDATE)

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Posted at June 4, 2012 by

[UPDATE #1] April 20, 2012 – Series creator Bryan Fuller speaks on the TV series of Hannibal and how he’ll reinvent Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Fuller also discusses how the series pulls away from its film counterparts and in using the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon as the basis of the series which has already cast Hugh Dancy as “FBI Agent Will Graham”. [EW]