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TV Casting Round-Up: ‘Anger Management’, ‘Parenthood’, ‘Blue Bloods’, ‘Hemlock Grove’, ‘Girls’, ‘Hart of Dixie’, ‘Psych’, ‘Raising Hope’ & ‘Peaky Blinders’ (UPDATE)

Posted at August 15, 2012 by 2 Comments

[UPDATE #10] Get ready to welcome Lucy Lawless to Parks and Recreation, Chris O’Dowd to HBO, Ayelet Zurer of Angel’s & Demons, John Slattery to Arrested Development, Grimm, Vampire Diaries, Tony Shalhoub in CBS Pilot, The Mob Doctor, Tina Majorino heads to Grey’s Anatomy and two recasted roles on ABC’s Revenge & Last Man Standing.

[UPDATE #9] This new batch will freak many of us TV addicts: HIMYM, Hannibal, White Collar, Arrow, Smash, Up All Night, The Good Wife, Suburgatory and AMC Pilot.

[UPDATE #8] More castings on Law & Order: SVU, The Mindy Project, 90210 and Ben and Kate. Read more after the jump.

[UPDATE #7] Check out the new castings on The Exes (Zach Braff and Dot-Marie Jones), Two and a Half Men (Miley Cyrus), Smash (Sean Hayes), Castle (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) and an AMC pilot (Marin Ireland) after the jump.

[UPDATE #6] More guest roles are being cast, this time for Chicago Fire, Girls, Last Man Standing and Arrow. Read after the jump.

Shiri Appleby will recur on NBC’s firefighter drama Chicago Fire as Clarice, “the ex-girlfriend of Shay (Lauren German) who is pregnant and married to a rich husband.” The actress was recently cast in a recurring role on HBO’s Girls.

Amanda Fuller will become a new regular on the ABC comedy Last Man Standing, replacing actress Alexandra Krosney to portray Tim Allen and Nancy Travis’ oldest daughter Kristin.

Emily Bett Rickards will recur on CW superhero drama Arrow as Felicity Smoak, “a DC Comics character known for her technical expertise. Smoak onArrow is a similar character, an IT wunderkind at Queen Consolidated.”

Source: Deadline

[UPDATE #5] Welcome Ray Wise to Criminal Minds and Frankie Muniz to Apartment 23. Read after the jump.

[UPDATE #4] Welcome more casting news for New Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Smash, Community, Touch and pilots from TVLand (I’m Not Dead Yet & Brothers-In-Law) and BET (Being Mary Jane).

[UPDATE #3] There’s more? Why, yes. Television is like that, never-ending casting goodies for you to check up on your favorite show. This batch: Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23, Raising Hope, HIMYM, Revenge & Banshee.

[UPDATE #2] Check out more updates on Royal Pains, 90210, Weeds, The Following, Two and a Half Men, Law & Order: SVU, Once Upon A Time and Touch.

[UPDATE #3] There’s more casting updates for TV including How I Met Your Mother, Touch, Up All Night, New Girl, Last Resort, Body of Proof, White Collar and CSI: NY. See them after the jump.

[Original] Yes, there’s so many TV casting updates, we decided to just do a special round-up session in anticipation of the fall premieres on several TV series on network, cable and Netflix that includes the following: Anger Management finds Martin Sheen, Parenthood, Blue Bloods, Hemlock Grove, Girls, Hart of Dixie, PsychRaising Hope and Peaky Blinders with Cillian Murphy.

Anger Management can welcome Charlie’s actual daddy Martin Sheen to the cast as, well you guessed it, Charlie’s TV dad creating a “multigenerational family”. I’d prefer to see it as dad wants to help out their troubled son. I’m going to get flak on that last comment, bombs away!

Cillian Murphy will star as Tommy, “the most ruthless brother in a family of gangsters in the six-part BBC Two drama Peaky Blinders.” Created by Steven Knight (writer on Eastern Promises and Oscar-nominated for Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things), the series will be set in 1919 Birmingham “where Tommy’s family rules the lawless post-war slum neighborhoods as returning soldiers, revolutionaries and criminals fight for survival. The family is known as the “Peaky Blinders” based on their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps. Murphy’s Tommy finds his leadership challenged when a Belfast police chief comes to clean up the city, and a beautiful, mysterious woman arrives with a dangerous secret.”

Shiri Appleby joins HBO’s Girls for an arc as Natalie, “a new love interest for Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) lover Adam Driver (Adam Sackler), who broke up with Hannah in the first-season finale. Natalie is a beautiful and charming New Yorker who adores Adam despite his wild sexual tendencies.”

Melanie Griffith will have a guest arc on Fox’s Raising Hope, playing the mother of Sabrina (Shannon Woodward). Joined by her mother Tippi Hedren (The Birds) who will be playing “her mother and Sabrina’s grandmother on the show.” Series creator Greg Garcia said this of their casting:

“As a fan of Melanie Griffith, the actress, I was excited about the possibility of having her on the show, and now that I’ve had the chance to meet Melanie Griffith, the person, I can’t wait to get the chance to work with her, and then Tippi Hedren agrees to play Melanie’s mother on the show? Are you kidding? Just two weeks ago, I showed my kids The Birds for the first time. This is a very exciting way for us to start off Season Three.”

Parenthood will be adding Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) in a major reccuring role on the Season 4 NBC drama as a “soldier who has returned from Afghanistan and connects with fellow war veteran Zeek (Craig T. Nelson).”

Peter Hermann will play Erin’s (Bridget Moynahan) ex-husband as “the charismatic lawyer that Erin goes toe-to-toe with is her ex-husband Jack Boyle… Jack’s surprise return stirs up unresolved issues for Erin, their daughter Nicky (Sami Gayle) and the rest of the Reagan family.”

Gary Dourdan (CSI) will recur on ABC’s summer 2013 soap Mistresses as “a detective who will cause trouble for Karen and Elizabeth Grey (Penelope Ann Miller). Also set to recur on the series is Matt Del Negro as a Karen’s co-worker who has a crush on her.”

Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted) will have a six-episode arc on TV Land comedy Hot In Cleveland “as a love interest for star Valerie Bertinelli.”

Aisha Hinds (187 Detroit) will also have a 6-episode recurring role on midseason CW mystery/thriller drama Cult. The actress is playing Roselyn Sakelik, “celebrated LAPD homicide detective, who is very different, and far more dangerous, than anyone first thinks she is.”

Psych is going retor-80s by casting John Kapelos (Carl the Janitor on The Breakfast Club) for a guest-starring stint as “Tom Swagerty, a Santa Barbara City Council leader who is tasked with serving as the interim mayor after Mayor Channing dies unexpectedly.” The episode he’ll appear in is titled ”The Santabarbarian Candidate”.

Hart of Dixie  has added Charlie Robinson as the grandfather of Ruby Jeffries (played by Girlfriends alum Golden Brooks) “who comes back to town.”

Hemlock Grove will be adding Tiio Horn (18 to Life) on the Netflix horror series where she’ll be playing Destina Rumaneck, “a Gypsy witch-prostitute whose confidence games are a mask for dark supernatural abilities”.

Source: Indiewire, Deadline, Deadline, TVLine, EW, Deadline, THR, THR, THR

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  • Kim

    It’s good to know that new faces will be gracing a few of my favorite shows, but I’m mostly looking forward to seeing Martin Sheen on Anger Management. Although my kids will be back in school and at football practice when the episode airs that welcomes Martin, I’m not missing it. I’ll be sure to have my iPad fully charged so that I can run my Dish Remote Access app to stream the episode live while it airs from my Sling Adapter. I was telling one of my co-workers at Dish that I think the last time he and Charlie where on screen together was Wall Street. She thought I was talking about the remake with Shia LaBeouf, and I immediately felt outdated. Thanks for taking the time to make this rundown; it’s much appreciated!

  • mmelidona

    You’re welcome Kim and yeah, the beginning of production for the fall series means many actors we’ve seen in various TV shows are getting cast. Rarely do they get a good mention compared to leading actors and so, this is DMC’s way of acknowledging all those supporting actors out there.