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NBC's 'Constantine' completes series regular casting

NBC’s Constantine centers around John Constantine, a supernatural detective who finds himself having to defend the world against dark forces. The hour-long drama is based on characters from DC Comics and stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine. And now, the show has completed its series regular casting by adding three more name to the call sheet.

Sons of Anarchy‘s Harold Perrineau has joined the cast as Manny, “an authoritative angel assigned to watch over Constantine.” Manny is described as having the ability to “step into other people’s bodies.” His role is mainly to observe, but he is known to take action if it means saving a life.

Next up, True Blood‘s Lucy Griffiths has also joined the cast. Griffiths will play Liv, “an offbeat young lady who finds herself teamed up with Constantine after she’s marked for death by a powerful demon.” Liv’s ability to see the supernatural among the human makes her a hot commodity in the war against evil.

Finally, True Detective‘s Charles Halford will play Chas, “Constantine’s oldest friend and staunch companion.” Chas is known for his survival skills, which might not be human after all.

Mila Kunis to guest on 'Two and a Half Men'

Two and a Half Men is staging a That ’70s Show reunion. 

CBS has announced that Mila Kunis, who previously played Jackie on the retro sitcom and in real life plays the role of significant other to series star Ashton Kutcher, has been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode. Kunis will play Vivian, a young, beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who has an instant connection with Kutcher’s Walden. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, except Walden meets Vivian, whom he thinks is “the one,” just before he was set to propose to another woman.

Kunis, who played opposite husband-to-be Kutcher on ’70s Show for eight seasons, will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum, and currently lends her voice to Fox’s Family Guy.

'Supernatural: Tribes' enlists (another!) 'Vampire Diaries' alum

The upcoming Supernatural spin-off continues to pluck talent from the vast Vampire Diaries alumni files.

The latest? Stephen Martines, who has been tapped for a series regular spot on Supernatural: Tribes and most recently played ultra-violent vamp Frederick (a.k.a.: Pearl’s tomb buddy) on TVD in seasons 1 and 3. Martines will play Det. Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who serves as a mentor to main character Ennis (Lucien Laviscount) but is also secretly on the payroll of one of the city’s most powerful monster families.

As previously reported, the spin-off, which will air as an episode of Supernatural on April 29, will tell the story of warring Chicago-area monster families and follow a new hunter’s (Laviscount) quest to stop the fighting and rid the city of all things supernatural.

Martinez joins fellow TVD alums Nathaniel Buzolic and Sean Faris in the project.

The studio also announced today that Danielle Savre, who played one of Hayden Panettiere’s cheerleader buddies in Heroes, has been cast in the series regular role of Margo The character is said to be the head of an influential shapeshifter family.

Drew Tarver joins 'How I Met Your Dad'

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The How I Met Your Dad gang is starting to come together. Soon enough, they’ll need a booth to fit them all.

But for now, EW has confirmed that Drew Tarver has been cast as Todd, Sally’s “best friend and roommate from college who is now married to her brother.” Sally is of course played by Greta Gerwig.

Tarver was discovered at a CBS Diversity Showcase in January and signed to a CBS Talent Holding Deal before being cast in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off. He previously worked on Animal Practice and Newsreaders.

Jane Lynch to guest star on 'Girl Meets World'

Well, if Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley decides she wants to be a cheerleader, we hear there could be someone in town worthy of coaching her. Or perhaps that’s a really, really bad idea.

Regardless, when Jane Lynch was recently asked on Twitter if there was any truth to the rumors that she will guest star on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, the Glee actress responded, “Yes there is truth.” Could she be a quirky neighbor? A love interest for Mr. Feeny? Let the speculation begin!

Read Lynch’s tweet below: READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin to guest star as 'a controversial New York newspaper columnist' on 'Law & Order: SVU'

While Alec Baldwin just penned a column in which he vows to quit public life, he’s not leaving just yet: We’ve got details about his upcoming guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU.

Baldwin will play Jimmy MacArthur, “a controversial New York newspaper columnist who questions the SVU squad’s motives during the investigation of a potential hate crime/rape case.” Rumor has it that MacArthur will directly butt heads with SVU’s finest, Sergeant Olivia Benson.

“New York City has had a long history of high profile and controversial newspaper columnists, whose influence extends beyond the newsroom,” Executive Producer Warren Leight said in a press release. “In our story, ‘Jimmy Mac’s’ reporting  interferes with the investigation, which has a ripple effect when the case goes to trial. We couldn’t ask for a better actor for Mariska to work with in her directorial debut. Their chemistry on screen is palpable.”

But Baldwin isn’t the only one appearing in Mariska Hargitay’s directorial debut episode: Katie Couric is set to cameo, “playing herself as a talk show host who quizzes MacArthur about the headline grabbing case.”

The episode airs Wednesday, March 19, at 9 p.m.on NBC.

'Franklin & Bash' invites Mike Tyson into the ring this summer -- EXCLUSIVE

You know it’s worth watching when they’ve got a Mike Tyson cameo.

Franklin & Bash returns for a fourth season this summer, and in one episode the boys will have Mr. Face Tattoo to reckon with. The amazing John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Best in Show) will also star in the episode as Gordon Derringer, a restauranteur and rival of Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell), the head of the law firm. As a power play, Derringer hires Iron Mike to rough up Infeld, but Franklin and Bash take him on instead. Tyson will play himself. Word is out on the tiger; I hope she’ll be playing herself too.

Sounds great right? It’ll be hard to beat this scene though… READ FULL STORY

Elisha Cuthbert joins gay-themed pilot -- but what about '24'?

Elisha Cuthbert — last seen in the critically-acclaimed but so-so rated comedy Happy Endings — will try her luck in an NBC sitcom pilot that’s from Ellen DeGeneres. 

She’ll pay a lesbian named Lizzy in One Big Happy, a New Normal-like sitcom from Warner Bros. TV. Here’s the official logline: “Platonic friends since childhood, a lesbian (Cuthbert) and her straight male best friend (Luke, played by Nick Zano) have been living together and have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time now. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life.” READ FULL STORY

'Drop Dead Diva' taps 'Pretty Little Liars' vet for guest spot

Janel Parrish is used to being in sticky situations on Pretty Little Liars, but her next dilemma is going to require some professional intervention.

EW has learned exclusively that the actress has been tapped to guest star on the final season of Drop Dead Diva. Parrish will play a character named Chelsea Jones, a cheerleader for a professional basketball team who finds viral video fame after someone captures her epic on-field meltdown on camera. When she decides to sue the team, she calls in Jane (Brooke Elliot) for help, but also becomes a target of bullying by the head cheerleader.

Parrish, who currently plays Mona on ABC Family’s teen hit, will begin filming Friday for the episode, which will air this April.

Drop Dead Diva returns with its final season March 23 at 9 p.m. ET. Colin Egglesfield (The Client List), Virginia Williams (How I Met Your Mother), and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) are among the guest stars slated for the the season opener. Rick Springfield and Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts are also set to appear this season.

'Doctor Who' alum Karen Gillan to star in ABC pilot 'Selfie'

Doctor Who fans, your prayers (to the Time Lord?) have been answered: Karen Gillan could be coming back to TV.

EW has learned that the former Doctor companion has been cast as the lead in the ABC pilot Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek.

The single-cam comedy, said to be inspired by My Fair Lady, centers on a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

The announcement of the casting comes on the heels of the release of the well-received first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Gillan appears as blue-skinned alien Nebula.

'Flowers in the Attic' sequel gets new Cathy: Rose McIver to replace Kiernan Shipka

Is this the face of a beautiful prima ballerina who burns for her beautiful brother — and yearns for revenge against her equally beautiful mother?

Lifetime thinks so. EW can confirm that 26-year-old Rose McIver will star as Cathy in Petals on the Wind, the network’s upcoming sequel to its hit adaptation of V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic. McIver will inherit the role from Kiernan Shipka, who played Cathy from ages 12 through 15 in the first film. The novel on which Petals is based picks up immediately where Flowers leaves off, covering a sequence of events that take place over the course of 12 years; Lifetime’s movie version will take a different approach, beginning a decade after the events of the first movie. (Which is a good thing, since it means viewers will be spared scenes of Sally Draper seducing a 40-year-old man.)

McIver, a New Zealand native, may be known best to American audiences as Vivian Scully on Showtime’s Masters of Sex or Tinker Bell on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. As her Facebook page notes, McIver also used to study ballet and jazz dance — which may come in handy when playing dancer-turned-teacher Cathy. She joins returning Flowers cast members Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, who will reprise their roles Cathy’s wicked mother and grandmother, respectively.

'Downton Abbey' casts 3 actors including 'Doctor Who' alum

International sensation Downton Abbey is adding three cast members, including veterans of Doctor Who, Four Weddings and a Funeral and 24.

The period drama has enlisted for its fifth season … READ FULL STORY

Sunny Mabrey to join 'Once Upon a Time' as Glinda the Good Witch

As soon as Once Upon a Time announced that Lost alum Rebecca Mader would be joining the cast as a version of the Wizard of Oz‘s Wicked Witch, we knew it was only a matter of time before the show found its Glinda.

Now, EW has confirmed that Sunny Mabrey (The Client List) will join the show this spring in the role of Glinda the Good Witch of the South. According to TVLine, Glinda is being described as “elegant, warm, and benevolent, as well as wise, clever, and shrewd.”

Once Upon a Time will return on Sunday, March 9.

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