Casting Scoops: 'Gilmore Girls,' 'SVU,' Nip/Tuck,' '30 Rock,' and More!

Bishoptobolowskywarren_lYou’re busy. I’m busier. So how about we dispense with the formal introduction and just cut straight to the scoop.

•    Nip/Tuck: The FX drama has sewn up Desperate Housewives alum Kiersten Warren to play what promises to be one of McNamara-Troy’s more memorable patients yet: A thirtysomething stripper with breasts the size of watermelons. And that’s not her only quirk. The self-professed freak of nature — whose professional name is Jenny Juggs — also has severe anger issues. I’ve got two words for you: Weaponized G-cups!

•    Glee: Kristen Bell’s ill-fated Heroes daddy, Stephen Tobolowsky, has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming musicomedy. Produced by Ryan Murphy, Glee centers on a Spanish teacher (Broadway star Matthew Morrison) tasked with taking over a high school glee club. Tobolowsky plays a fellow teacher at the school.

•    Law & Order: SVU: She’s back! As my buddies over at TVGuide.com first gloated reported earlier this week, SVU has booked ex-Gilmore Girls matriarch Kelly Bishop to play a defense attorney representing Brenda Blethyn in an episode to air Dec. 2. Clea Duvall and Mike Farrell also appear in the must-see episode.

•    30 Rock: Salma Hayek’s soon-to-be-introduced character is getting some roots. The Emmy-winning satire is casting the role of Concepcion, the 70ish grandmother of Hayek’s Elisa. Word is Gram doesn’t exactly hit it off with her granddaughter’s new lover, Jack (Alec Baldwin).

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  • Mike

    10 bucks on Rita Moreno for Elisa’s grandma.

  • Sabrina

    20 on Chita Rivera

  • anthony s.

    haha I can’t wait to see that story arc on 30 rock….
    I love that show! Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are comedy gold…. Maybe one of the last truly funny shows on tv. Thank you NBC for being smart about something and keeping it on the air.

  • mdaily

    Conception or Concepcion? I suspect Ausiello meant the latter.

  • mdaily

    Conception or Concepcion? I suspect that Ausiello meant the latter.

  • Mary

    omg kelly bishop on svu!!!! i loved gilmore girls and i love SVU so that is totally a episode not to miss!!!!!

  • Rory L. Aronsky

    “Conception or Concepcion? I suspect that Ausiello meant the latter.”
    It’s “30 Rock.” Don’t be so sure.

  • WhizGidget

    Ok, I’ll bite… the title said: “Casting Scoops: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘SVU,’ Nip/Tuck,’ ’30 Rock,’ and More!” So…the Gilmore Girls casting scoop is because someone from the show-long-dead has been cast elsewhere and the “..and more!” is *one* show?
    Someone hasn’t been busy *enough*.

  • WhizGidget

    Ok, I’ll bite… the title said: “Casting Scoops: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘SVU,’ Nip/Tuck,’ ’30 Rock,’ and More!” So…the Gilmore Girls casting scoop is because someone from the show-long-dead has been cast elsewhere and the “..and more!” is *one* show?
    Someone hasn’t been busy *enough*.

  • J

    You’re busy, I’m busier? Right. Because everyone knows that watching tv is a burdensome job.

  • Alan of Montreal

    Holy crap! Brenda Blethyn! SVU just keeps getting better and better! I saw Ellen Burstyn’s perf on the show last week, and I just thought, “give the woman an emmy right now!” That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on TV or film!

  • Earl

    SVU does get some truly remarkable talents on it, but it often seems to waste them with stories that turn cheesy and silly at some point. Robin Williams did a great job in his Emmy nominated gig, but the show itself went downhill in the second half.
    The guest performers are always worth watching, but the show as been in a creative tailspin for a few seasons. Too much melodrama, not enough believable characterization.
    Then again, I guess I was spoiled for true cop drama after all those seasons of The Wire, huh?

  • jhanse3

    What Ausiello has failed to mention is that the talented Jessalyn Gilsig has been cast as a regular on GLEE if its picked up.

  • Anonymous

    I wish the people with such great Hollywood information weren’t so annoying and self-involved. (Perez and Ausiello)

  • C Clarke

    Your title made me think this had something to do with a Gilmore Girls movie! No fair!!!

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