American Horror Story‘s season three Coven is slowly adding new members: AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter today to announce that Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) will be joining the cast of the third season of the FX hit. READ FULL STORY
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Lots of news coming out of camp Franklin & Bash today.
First up, EW has learned Adam Goldberg is going to pull double duty on the TNT show’s upcoming third season, playing twin brothers August and Tim West, two magicians who have varying levels of success and lots of bitter feelings lingering between them. (Cue off-color magician jokes from F&B.)
Meanwhile, Jane Seymour is set to return as Bash’s mother, Colleen. Per the storyline, Colleen is charged with prostitution but “the stakes [ramp] up when we learn that the D.A., has an ulterior motive.”
Among this seasons other guests? Newsman Piers Morgan, who announced his upcoming cameo last month. In the episode, Morgan, who will play himself, will interview Franklin (Breckin Meyer), Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Rachel (Heather Locklear) about a big case they’re battling out in court.
The show returns this summer on TNT.
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With four episodes left to go, executive producer Jeremy Carver tells EW that fans can expect several “blasts from the past” to appear in the final episodes, including Sarah Blake (Taylor Cole), who we last saw in the 19th episode of the first season (the haunted painting-themed “Provenance”), and at least one more, who will come from even earlier in the show’s history.
“These blasts from the past are related to the trials and not in a very good way,” he teases. “I can tell you that if you think we’re going far back [in the show's history] with Sarah, keep going. We go back further than Sarah.” READ FULL STORY
Elementary fans are going to meet the most important woman in Sherlock Holmes’s life.
CBS has announced that Natalie Dormer is set to appear in a three-episode arc, playing Sherlock’s former lover Irene Adler, whose death at the hands of Moriarty has previously been mentioned on the show.
“We’re moving to the next chapter in our show — and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes’ story,” executive producer and creator Rob Doherty said in a statement. “Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock’s life, and I can’t think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.” READ FULL STORY
Michael Imperioli is headed to Californication.
The Emmy-winning Sopranos alum has just booked a multi-episode arc on the seventh season of the Showtime comedy starring David Duchovny as Hank Moody. Imperioli is set to play Rick Rath, a “successful old-school television producer who will play a key role in Hank’s latest venture,” according to the network.
Imperioli most recently made guest appearances on Girls and Necessary Roughness, and his most recent television starring role was on ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7.
Production on the new 12-episode season of Californication is set to begin later this month and will air next year.
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A nice bit of imaginative casting announced for Glee: Sons of Anarchy co-star Katey Sagal will join the cast as Artie’s mom!
Sagal will appear in episode No. 421 dubbed “Wonder-ful,” which will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder.
“So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee!” Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter. “There is nothing this woman can’t do!”
The Glee casting folks may have found inspiration from Artie’s alter-ego Kevin Hale. He mentioned during last summer’s Comic-Con panel that Sagal is his dream mom, while Harry Connick Jr. should play his dad. (No word about that).
Sagal’s appearance won’t affect her day job as Gemma Teller Morrow on SOA, which doesn’t begin filming its new season until May 15.
The cast of ABC’s Once Upon a Time mini spin-off continues to take shape.
EW has confirmed that actress Sophie Lowe (Road Kill) has landed the role of Alice in the project, now titled Once: Wonderland.
She joins a cast that also includes Being Human‘s Michael Socha, who plays the Knave of Hearts, and Peter Gadiot, an actor with only a few credits to his name, who plays Alice’s mysterious love interest, Cyrus.
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CBS has definitely won the sweepstakes for best pilot casting this year.
The network — which has already lured actors like Robin Williams, Anna Faris, Jason Isaacs, Toni Collette and Josh Holloway — has cast Rainn Wilson in the leading role of Backstrom, a drama pilot that’s based on a Swedish detective series of same name about an overweight, offensive irascible cop as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. Wilson will play Det. Backstrom. Other cast members in the drama pilot from Hart Hanson, Leif G.W. Persson and Niclas Salomonsson include Dennis Haysbert as Det. John Almon and Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Peter Niedermayer.
Since NBC passed on Wilson’s spinoff of The Office dubbed The Farm, the funny man was blissfully up for grabs. He became one of a handful of most sought after actors this pilot season — that is, until CBS added him to its high-profile roster of stars for fall. Other actors nabbed by the Eye include Marg Helgenberger, Dylan McDermott, CCH Pounder, Rupert Grint, John Corbett and most interestingly, Brandon T. Jackson and Eddie Murphy — who will star in Shawn Ryan’s Beverly Hills Cop pilot.
Bruno Ganz (Downfall) has been cast in the drama pilot as Pope Sixtus, described as “an unassuming and introspective caretaker of the Church, who struggles with his own legacy, and how history will judge his papacy.”
As previously reported, the pilot will also mark the first television project from Ridley Scott, who will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer alongside Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) and David Zucker (The Good Wife).
John Stamos will have his eyes on Callie Thorne’s Dani during next season of Necessary Roughness.
After a stint on The New Normal this fall, Stamos is set for a recurring guest role on season 3 of USA’s sports drama. He’ll play Connor McClane, the founder of V3 — a sports and entertainment management company that’s is looking to get Dani on its payroll after her success working with Terrence King (Mehcad Brooks). Per a release from the USA Network, “Connor will do whatever it takes to get Dani into the V3 family.”
Necessary Roughness‘s third season premieres this summer.
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Get ready to see a lot more of Roy Harper.
The CW and Warner Bros. announced today that Colton Haynes, the former Teen Wolf actor who left the MTV series late last year to play Harper, has been promoted to a series regular. He will continue in a guest star role for the remainder of season 1 before taking on a larger role when the show returns in the fall.
Playing a teenager who has struck up a budding romance with Thea (Willa Holland), the younger sister of Oliver “Arrow” Queen (Steven Amell), Haynes joined the series just a few weeks ago. In the comic books, Harper eventually becomes the superhero’s sidekick Red Arrow.
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