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)