Casting Scoops: 'Lost' Finds New Villain, Foley Hits 'Brother'-lode, 'Gilmore' Girl Goes 'Bad'!


It’s been a busy week in TV casting. To wit: For the first time ever, I’ve turned around not one but two mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, totally exclusive casting roundups in one week! Woo-hoo! Okay, enough celebrating; let’s get down to business…

* NewsRadio‘s Dave Foley has sealed a deal to guest-star in a November episode of Brothers & Sisters. He’ll play a love interest for one of the Walkers, but I’m not allowed to reveal which one. Post your best, most educated guesses in the comments section below!

* Gilmore Girls-Veronica Mars alum Krysten Ritter is headed to AMC’s Breaking Bad for what I’m told is a major recurring arc. Rumor has it she’ll play a love interest for Aaron Paul’s Jesse.

* Lost is on the prowl for an actor to play Dan, a high-priced attorney who can be friendly, but has a “real menace lurking below the surface.” Paging Doc Jensen…. “Of course, Dan is yet another Biblical name — Dan being another one of Jacob’s sons. (Also see: Benjamin.) According to Wikipedia, he was the one who hated Joseph so much he conspired to have him thrown into a pit, then smeared blood on Joseph’s robes to convince Father Jacob that wild animals killed him. My hunch is that Dan is a minion in the employ of Charles Widmore, someone who executes a lot of his dirty work — like, say, working with Libby to further manipulate Desmond into that yacht race. Remember when Sun and Widmore seemed to strike some kind of ominous alliance in the season finale? “Dan” will serve as Widmore’s liaison with Sun.” Thanks, Doc! You took the words right out of my mouth! (Additional reporting by Lynette Rice)

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  • carrie

    dave foley’s love interest on B&S is saul!

    • Mariah

      He’s not a Walker.

  • Jennifer

    I’m confused. Is there supposed to be a quote from Doc Jensen in the last paragraph? I only see an ending quotation mark after the word Sun. I’m assuming it starts with “of course.” ??

  • eventgal

    I agree with carrie – my money’s on Uncle Saul!

  • queen of disrepair

    I think I would like to see Bradley Whitford or someone from The wire (Omar? wasn’t he on Alias as well?)as Dan on Lost.

  • Rob (ShutUpRob)

    Count me in as guessing that Foley is going to play a potential partner for Saul.
    Although, personally, I’d like to see Jimmy James bring Dave & Lisa to Scranton, PA — yes, *that* Scranton, PA — to start a new all-News Radio station.

  • Dee

    Saul on B&S was my first guess too, but if we get all technical, he’s not exactly a “Walker”. If not Saul, I guess Nora. Wasn’t there some scoop a long time ago that Nora would be dating a younger man who somehow is involved with the Ryan Walker storyline? Maybe Dave will play Ryan’s “dad”.

  • matt

    My first guess was Saul, too. But he is not a Walker!

  • Dennis Dziadowicz

    Add me to the growing chorus of readers who believe that Foley is to be a love interest for Saul.

  • Shona

    A Dan and a Daniel on Lost? *shrugs* Okay.

    • forrest

      Oh no. Not more ‘new’ characters being introduced this ‘late’ in the big story arc of Lost. I really have a bad feeling about Lost’s direction.

    • Mariah

      Maybe it’s not a coincidence. I vote for Stanley Tucci.

  • terri

    I have never watched Brothers and Sisters, but if Dave Foley’s love interest is Nora (Sally Field), that would mean he would be dating his girlfriends mother. Maura Tierney’s mom on ER is or was Sally Field. This is like 6 degrees of separation!

    • Mariah

      coooooool that you connected that.

  • Daniel, Belfast

    I love how they come off with all this biblical stuff about Dan but forget there is already a Daniel in the show.
    Daniel is a great name like!!!! Yooo!!

  • matt

    Terri, Good call! Sally Field indeed plays Maura Tierney’s bi-polar mother on “ER”. She only guest stars from time to time now due to B&S.

    • Zoey

      Guest stars from time to time NOW? Umm, ER’s not even on anymore.

  • eRiKa

    Dave Foley love interest? Uncle Sal – please oh please let me be right!! That would be so great!

  • Lee

    Loved Krysten Ritter and her “boyfriend” references on Gilmore Girls. Good for her.

  • Charles

    Steven Weber is not in for the full season of Brothers & Sisters, right? That could mean Foley’s character could be hooking up with Rachel Griffith’s character.
    Better yet, Foley plays a love interest for Justin. Kevin could set them up as a joke, and we could have a few episodes of Justin trying to ditch Foley, while Foley keeps on trying. Sounds like hilarity to me!

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