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'The Crazy Ones' nabs Brad Garrett for key role -- EXCLUSIVE

This casting is — pun intended — crazy good.

EW has learned exclusively that Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett is slated to appear alongside Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in at least two episodes of their forthcoming CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones. On the show, Williams and Gellar play a father-daughter duo who work at a Chicago advertising agency, called Lewis, Roberts & Roberts. Garrett’s character will be the “Lewis” part of that equation.
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'Young and the Restless' star joins Jerry O'Connell comedy

A star of CBS’ The Young and the Restless will do some moonlighting this November in prime time.

Melissa Claire Egan, who plays Chelsea Newman on the daytime sudser, will guest star in the new CBS comedy We Are Men opposite Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn. She’ll play a resident of the men’s apartment complex who O’Connell attempts to impress.

We Are Men will premiere Monday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 p.m. It also stars Tony Shaloub and Chris Smith.

Egan has been on Y & R since 2011. Her previous credits include Men at Work, All My Children and Criminal Minds.

'Glee' star Grant Gustin cast as The Flash in CW's 'Arrow'

Grant Gustin, whom you might recognize as Glee‘s Sebastian, has officially been cast as Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in The CW’s hit show Arrow. Gustin will appear in episodes 208, 209, and 220.

Barry Allen is described as “a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past.  A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante,” according to a press release.
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'Elementary': 'Once' musical star to guest as Joan's romantic interest -- EXCLUSIVE

A Broadway star has his eye on Joan Watson!

EW has learned exclusively that Steve Kazee, one of two leads in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning Once musical, is set to guest star on CBS’ Elementary, playing a man who Joan (Lucy Liu) meets while making her first foray into online dating. The hitch in this plan for love? According to scoop, Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) views on relationships — particularly internet-matchmaking — may mar the courtship before it even has the chance to get off the ground.

Prior to his appearance in the Broadway smash, Kazee, whose Once co-star Cristin Milioti is now How I Met Your Mother’s Mother, appeared on the TV series Working Class and had bit parts on CSI and NCIS.

The episode, called “We Are Everyone,” is scheduled to air in October, and Elementary returns Sept. 26.

'Scandal' books 'Private Practice' alum Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein is coming back to Shondaland!

EW has confirmed that the former Private Practice star has booked a recurring role on the third season of Shonda Rhimes’ hit drama Scandal, playing an as-of-now secret role. His episode is set to air in late October.

News of his casting, first reported by TVLine, comes on the heels of Lisa Kudrow’s recently announced role on the upcoming season. The former Friends star will reportedly play a politician.

Adelstein played pediatrician Cooper Freedman on Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy spin-off for six seasons until its conclusion in January and is also known for his role as Paul Kellerman on Fox’s Prison Break.

Scandal returns Oct. 3.

Dan Stevens set to voice iconic 'Tomorrow People' character -- EXCLUSIVE

The Tomorrow People‘s artificially intelligent mentor now has a famous voice behind it.

EW has learned exclusively that Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens will lend his voice to the Greg Berlanti-produced Tomorrow People, voicing biological computer TIM, a character first established in the ’70s British version of the show and originally voiced by Canadian actor Philip Gilbert.
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'The Crazy Ones' books Josh Groban for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE (Updated)

Updated: The Crazy Ones has booked its latest guest star with golden pipes.

EW has learned exclusively that mega singer Josh Groban will appear the sixth episode of the CBS comedy’s freshman season. But unlike Kelly Clarkson, who appears in the pilot as herself, Groban plays a guy named Richie who is a friend from Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar’s) past, who comes back into her life to repay a kindness. The problem? Sydney completely misperceives his intentions, and Simon (Robin Williams) intercedes to right the ship.”In doing so, he gets an idea from Richie that lands a big account for the firm,” according to casting scoop.

This is far from Groban’s first time on the TV block. He’s previously guest-starred on Glee, The Office, and CSI: NY.

The Crazy Ones, which stars Gellar and Williams as a father-daughter ad exec team, premieres Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET. Watch a sneak peek of the show below.
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'Suits' scoop: Michael Phelps to cameo

There are three episodes left in Suits‘ summer run, but here’s a reason to look forward to its winter return: Suits superfan Michael Phelps, otherwise known as the most decorated Olympian of all-time, will guest in the mid-season premiere. He’ll cameo as himself, the one sports client Harvey (Gabriel Macht) could never land. Spoiler alert! Phelps will make Harvey confront their prickly past when Scottie (Abigail Spencer) tries to land him as her client.

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'Vampire Diaries' scoop: Meet Caroline and Elena's new 'enemy'

It seems higher education is going to bring A+ drama for some of our favorites on The Vampire Diaries.

EW has learned that Rick Cosnett has been cast in the role of Dr. Wes Maxfield, a brilliant biology professor at Whitmore College who “makes fast enemies” with new college students Caroline and Elena. And the plot thickens when Caroline and Elena begin to think the prof is “hiding a dark and dangerous secret.”
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'Supernatural' alum to recur on 'The Originals' -- EXCLUSIVE

Dracula is coming to The Originals…sorta.

EW has learned exclusively that CW’s forthcoming Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, has cast Supernatural alum Todd Stashwick, who fans of that show will recall played a Dracula-impersonating shapeshifter during season 4′s “Monster Movie.” The actor is set to recur in the role of Father Kieran starting in episode 4 of the show’s freshman season, which kicks off Oct 3.

“Kieran is a tortured Priest with a dark past,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “Once a powerful and pragmatic diplomat between the humans and the various supernatural factions in New Orleans, he returns home looking for answers about a personal tragedy but finds a very different landscape than when he left.”
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Alexis Denisof books 'Grimm' arc

Angel alum Alexis Denisof is getting back into the supernatural business.

EW has confirmed the actor will appear on the upcoming third season of NBC’s Grimm. He will play a character named Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf, a cunning man who also happens to be first cousin of Eric Renard (James Frain). (As you’ll recall, Eric and Sasha Roiz’s Sean Renard are only half-brothers.)

The role reunites Denisof, currently a recurring player on How I Met Your Mother (on which his wife Alyson Hannigan stars), with Angel co-creator David Greenwalt, who also co-created Grimm with Jim Kouf. He is set to appear on a recurring basis during the new season, which kicks off Oct. 25.

Jerry Springer, 'Office' UK alum to visit 'The Neighbors' -- EXCLUSIVE

A couple of guest stars coming to the neighborhood.

First up, EW has learned that Jerry Springer will appear in the season premiere of ABC’s The Neighbors, playing a virtual moderator (sort of like a Siri hologram). No word on how the part is weaved into the story, but this show takes place in the weirdest neighborhood on TV, so the possibilities are endless.

Meanwhile, EW has also learned that Lucy Davis, of The Office UK fame, is set to appear in the third episode of the season playing a character named Helen, an elegantly dressed and very proper British woman who inherits a fast food restaurant in a divorce settlement. As new owner, Helen crosses paths with Jackie, who starts working there this season (yes, outside the community!)  and is aiming for a promotion. The problem? “An incident” will apparently affect the possibility of Jackie getting a raise she seeks.

The Neighbors returns Sept. 20 on ABC.

'Happy Endings' alum Eliza Coupe lands recurring role on 'The Millers'

Happy Endings fans, rejoice! Eliza Coupe will be back on your TV this fall.

The actress has been snagged by CBS’s forthcoming comedy The Millers, EW has learned exclusively. She will recur on the show as the ex-wife of Nate (Will Arnett)  and first appear in the Oct. 24 episode.

Coupe’s addition to The Millers, which also stars Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges, rounds out a supporting cast that already includes Glee star Jayma Mays, who will play Nate’s sister Debbie, and VEEP‘s Nelson Franklin, who will play Debbie’s husband.

Meanwhile, Coupe is not the first Happy Endings cast member to land a post-cancellation gig. Adam Pally and Damon Wayans Jr. have secured spots on The Mindy Project and New Girl, respectively while Casey Wilson landed a network deal at ABC.

The Millers premieres on Oct. 3.

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