Ana Ortiz will guest star on BLACK-ISH, playing Angelica Rodriguez, a co-worker of Anthony Anderson’s character who becomes an adversary at the company Christmas party. The series stars Anderson as the patriarch of an African American family who worries that he’s losing his identity living in a predominantly white neighborhood. Ortiz is repped by Gersh.
Paul Adelstein is coming back to SCANDAL, the drama series about a former White House Communications Director who starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets. Adelstein will reprise his season three role as Leo Bergen, vice president Sally Langston’s smarmy campaign manager. He is repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment.
Roger Howarth is joining THE FLASH. The superhero drama follows Barry Allen, a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who gains the power of super speed after an accident with a particle accelerator. Howarth will play Mason Bridge, a reporter from the Central City Picture News. He is repped by Gersh and McGowan Management.
Courtney Love has been cast in the music business drama EMPIRE as a recurring guest star. The drama series, set in the world of hip-hop, stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Love will play a rocker who is signed to the record label. She is repped by UTA.
Willie Garson has landed a guest starring role on WEIRD LONERS. The upcoming comedy series follows four relationship-phobic people who form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY townhouse. Garson will play Carl, a friend of the group who offers to trade Nate Torrence’s character for a better position in a live action chess match for a date with Becki Newton’s character. Garson is repped by Paradigm and John Carabino Management.
Karen Pittman has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming third season of THE AMERICANS. The series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a seemingly all-American couple who are really a secret KGB sleeper cell. Pittman will play Lisa, a struggling mother and recovering alcoholic who works on the assembly line for a classified Defense Department project. Pittman is repped by Talentworks.
Michael K. Williams, Amara Karan, Jeannie Berlin, and Glenne Headly have all joined the cast of the miniseries CRIME. Formerly titled Criminal Justice, the miniseries centers on an ambulance-chasing NYC attorney who gets in too deep after taking the case of Pakistani Nasir Khan who is accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side. Williams has been cast as Freddy, the head of a gang, Berlin will play a lawyer in the DA’s office, Karan has been cast as a young attorney helping to prove Khan’s innocence. Headley will play a successful attorney specializing in high profile cases. Williams is repped by WME and Silver Lining Entertainment; Karan is repped by United Agents and Principal Entertainment; Berlin is repped by Marshak/Zachary/Mills; Headley is repped by Untitled Entertainment.
Rebecca Creskoff has been cast as a series regular on SILICON VALLEY. The comedy series, soon to be in its second season, follows the modern high-tech gold rush through the lens of a startup. Creskoff has been cast as Laurie Bream, an executive at the startup. She is repped by Framework Entertainment and Innovative Talent.
Jimmy O. Yang has also been promoted to series regular on SILICON VALLEY. Yang played Jian Yang in three episodes of the freshman season, a hacker house resident. He is repped by Aligned Entertainment and Vesta Talent Agency.
Christina Ricci will reprise her role as Lizzie Borden for the original TV movie LIZZIE BORDEN: THE FALL RIVER CHRONICLES. The project, a sequel to Lizzie Bordon Took An Ax, will be a fictionalized account of actual events in Borden’s life after her acquittal of the double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. Clea DuVall will also reprise her rol as Borden’s sister, Emma. Ricci is repped by ICM and Management 360, while DuVall is with Gersh and Framework Entertainment.
Leslie Jones will join the cast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Jones has been a writer on the sketch comedy show since early this year after being beat out for the spot by Sasheer Zamata. Jones will continue to write on the show, as well as perform. She is repped by APA and Integral Management.
Lucas Hedges and Penn Badgley are set to star on the 8-episode miniseries THE SLAP. The project is a family drama that centers on the aftermath of an incident when a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Peter Skarsaard and Mary Louise-Parker star in the project. Hedges will play Ritchie, a friend of the family, while Badgley has been cast as Jamie, Parker’s character’s 25-year-old boyfriend. Hedges is repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content. Badgley is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
Adam Boyer and Mickey Cole Jr. have been cast in POWERS, the drama series from Sony Pictures TV. The series centers on two homicide detectives who investigate cases that involve people with superhuman powers. Boyer has been cast as Olympia, a powerful but aging superstar who has become addicted to sex and drugs. Cole will play Levitation Boy.
Mary McCormack and Alicia Witt have both booked guest starring roles on the fourth season of HOUSE OF LIES. The dramedy series stars Don Cheadle as a cutthroat management consultant who will do anything to get ahead and keep his clients. McCormack is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. Witt is repped by Innovative Artists and The Schiff Company.
Steve Lund will reprise his role as James Cogan for the latter half of season five of HAVEN. The series centers on an FBI agent who shows up in a small town in Maine to find that she has deep ties to the town and its supernatural roots. Lund is repped by Amanda Rosenthal Talent and Untitled Entertainment.
Catalina Santino Moreno has booked a heavily recurring role on the fifth season of FALLING SKIES. The alien invasion drama centers on a group of survivors after an alien attack who band together to fight back. Moreno has been cast as Isabella, a liberal academic who is now on the run and seeking sanctuary by any means necessary. She is repped by UTA, Alsira Garcia-Maroto Talent Agency, and Lasher Group.
Amanda Righetti has been cast alongside Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies in COLONY. The drama pilot, from Carlton Cuse, chronicles life in Los Angeles after a mysterious foreign occupation. Righetti has been cast as Madeline, Callies’ younger sister and the mother of a child with diabetes who needs insulin. Righetti is repped by UTA and Mosaic.
Brent Sexton and Joseph Julian Soria have booked recurring roles on COMPLICATIONS. The series follows a disillusioned ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. Sexton will play Robert Holden, a Gang Task Force Officer. Soria is set to play Alvarez, a Superior Lieutenant of the Nortenos Locos. Sexton is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and Trademark Talent. Soria is repped by Defining Artists Agency and David Dean Management.
Swedish actor Martin Wallstrom will make is American TV debut on MR. ROBOT. The drama pilot, from Universal Cable Productions, centers on a young programmer who can only connect with people by hacking them. Wallstrom has been cast as Tyrell, a business executive whose pursuit to become chief technology officer comes to light after a hacking scandal. Wallstrom is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment and Agentfirman.
Gloria Reuben has booked a recurring role on MR. ROBOT. She will play Krista, a psychologist who helps the young programmer work through his issues with socialization. Reuben is repped by APA and Lasher Group.
Alica Braga will star in the drama pilot QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. The project, from Fox Television Studios, centers on a woman who is forced to go on the run after her drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered in Mexico. Once she finds refuge in America, she teams up with an unlikely partner from her past who helps her take down the trafficking ring who are after her. Braga is repped by WME and ROAR.
Lydia Hearst has been cast in SOUTH OF HELL. The horror series, from Eli Roth, Sonar Entertainment, and Blumhouse Television, centers on a demon hunter-for-hire. Hearst has been cast as Charlotte, a fiery Southern belle with sex appeal. She is repped by ICM and Radius Entertainment.
Rounding out the cast of SOUTH OF HELL are Zachary Booth, Bill Irwin, Drew Moerlein, Lamman Rucker, and Paulina Singer. Booth has been cast as David Abascal, a heroin addict with a love of troubled women, while Irwin will play Enos Abascal, the leader of a notorious devil worshop cult. Moerlein will play Dusty, an ex-military man-turned-handyman. Rucker has been cast as Reverend Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a bi-racial daughter who has experienced extraordinary emotional traumea. Singer will play his daughter, Grace. Booth is repped by Gersh, Panorama Agency, and Untitled Entertainment; Irwin is repped by Innovative Artists and Viking Entertainment; Moerlein is repped by Stewart Talent and Robert Stein Management; Rucker is repped by SMS Talent and Steinberg Talent Management Group; Singer is repped by MKS&D Talent Management.