Exclusive: Awesome 'Chuck' Casting Scoop!

Casting_lChuck‘s casting gurus are firing on all cylinders this season!

As I previously reported, the NBC spymedy (new word, thoughts?) will feature guest star Jordana Brewster in a multi-episode arc as Chuck’s college girlfriend Jill, while Nicole Richie will pop up in an October ep as a gun-toting former Mean Girl/classmate of Chuck’s CIA gal pal, Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). Now, sources confirm to me exclusively that Morgan Fairchild and Bruce “Scarecrow” Boxleitner have just been cast as the parents of Ryan McPartlin’s Captain Awesome.

Fairchild, recently seen — by a few people, anyway — bitch-slapping Bo Derek on MyNetworkTV’s Fashion House, will play Dr. Honey Woodcombe. She arrives in time to take over help plan her son’s wedding to Chuck’s sister, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). Boxleitner will be her awesomely named husband, Dr. Woody Woodcombe, who is said to be very excited to help welcome Ellie into his family — maybe too excited. (Gross. I love it!)

Meanwhile, I spy yet another Alias-Chuck connection: Carl Lumbly, aka Alias‘ Marcus Dixon, will appear this fall as “sensei” to NSA agent Casey (Adam Baldwin). As you’ll recall, Kevin Weisman (Alias’ gizmo geek Marshall) played a gymnastically gifted terrorist on Chuck last season.

You’re next, Victor Garber! Oh, wait, he’s on Eli Stone

You’re next, Greg Grunberg! Oh, wait, he’s on Heroes

You’re next, Jennifer Garner! Oh, wait, she’s busy making movies and babies…

Help me out here — who’s next?! (Additional reporting/writing by Mandi Bierly)


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  • Kate

    Bradley Cooper is next with a cameo just in time to promote his new film “He’s Just Not That into You!”
    Or…Michael Vartan? He’s too gorgeous to not be on tv, even after “Big Shots.”

  • trumanhorn

    Ron Rifkin? Wouldn’t he be great as a head of some dark conspiracy?

  • Anonymous

    Mía Maestro or Melissa George!

  • Ashley

    How about David Anders? I can never get enough of him!

  • allie

    You forgot the best Alias cast member – Michael Vartan! Although he’s just about to start shooting a new movie, but I’d love to see him do a guest spot on Chuck.

  • Anonymous

    Bradley Cooper’s next in line! Michael Vartan would be awesome too. As for the ladies, Mia Maestro should make a cameo.
    Seriously, this needs to become like at least one former Alias cast member per season.

  • Rye

    Evil Francie.

  • Kaitlin

    Bradley Cooper or Michael Vartan! Lena Olin would be a cool one too. Though I think I’d rather see her pop up on “Fringe.” Come on Ausiello, you have the power to make these things happen!

  • TLA

    Amy Acker (nope, she is on Dollhouse). Gina Torres? Rachel Nichols? Merrin Dungey?

  • meg

    Lena Olin would be awesome!

  • Laura

    I just can’t stop giggling over Awesome’s parents names. Honey and Woody. Hehe.

  • slaghoople

    Gina Torres Gina Torres Gina Torres.
    OK, She wasn’t a full time cast member, but there’s never enough Gina Torres around, and then as a bonus you get the whole Firefly/Whedonverse connection with Adam Baldwin and now I am about to pass out from my own geekiness.

  • spudsfan

    Going really obscure – Amanda Foreman (Marhsall’s wife, better known as Meghan from Felicity), as Casey’s bitter ex-girlfriend.

  • Alex

    Morgan Fairchild and Bruce Boxleitner as the Awesomes?

  • socalj

    Correction: Jennifer Garner…busy making babies, yes. Making movies, no.

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