King of Queens stars Kevin James and Leah Remini will reunite on James current comedy series KEVIN CAN WAIT in the season finale. In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.
Bones star David Boreanaz has boarded the untitled Navy SEAL drama pilot. It follows the lives of the elite unit as they train and plan the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Boreanaz has been cast as Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through over a dozen deployments.
NYPD Blue grad Sharon Lawrence has been tapped for a series regular role in ME, MYSELF & I. It examines one man’s lief over a 50-year span in three distinct life periods: a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in 1991, and a 65-year-old in 2042. Lawrence has been cast as Eleanor, in 2042, the unrequited love of Alex’s teenage life.
Lawrence is repped by APA and Authentic Talent and Literary.
LINDA FROM HR has added Ryan Michelle Bathe in a series regular role. It centers on the eponymous heroine, Linda Plugh. All it takes is one bad decision to throw Linda from HR’s monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life, and a secret that could unravel everything. Bathe has been cast as Sierra, the mother of young triplets, whom Linda turns to for help. Bathe replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore.
Dulce Sloan has signed on to comedy TYPE-A starring Eva Longoria. It is an office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to one another, they’re family. Sloan has been cast as Wolf, the confident office tech guru who is a close friend of Axler’s.
Sloan is repped by APA and Levity Entertainment Group.
Bloodline alum Jamie McShane is joining Rachel Griffiths in SHELTER for a series regular role. It is described as a real-time “extreme event” medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. McShane has been cast as Billy McCann, a veteran NYPD police officer who has a contentious relationship with his ex-wife Kim and their son, Jake.
FBI crime drama MANHUNT: UNABOMBER has added Rebecca Henderson. The anthology series tells the story about the hunt for Ted Kaczynski, who terrified the nation with a letter bombing campaign in the 1980s and early 1990s. Henderson has been cast as Judy Clarke, Ted’s defense attorney and the object of Ted’s affection.
Henderson is repped by Framework Entertainment.
Epix’s flagship series BERLIN STATION has booked Brandon Spink in a recurring role. The contemporary spy drama takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-famous whistleblower and follows Daniel Miller, a new arrival at Berlin’s CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks. Spink has been cast as Noah, son of Robert Kirsch who recently moved back to Berlin to live with his father.
Amy Adams-starrer SHARP OBJECTS has added Matt Craven and Taylor John Smith. The Marti Noxon adaptation centers on crime reporter Camille Preaker, who lives an isolated life as she attempts to numb the pain of her past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, she’s sent on assignment to her quaint Missouri hometown to cover the gruesome murder of a preteen girl. The toxic Southern hospitality amplifies her self-destructive tendencies and triggers a series of events that lead to a terrifying reckoning. Craven has been cast as Vickery, the police chief of the small Missouri town of Wind Gap. Smith has been cast as John Keene, who has barely slept since the urder of his 13-year-old sister, Natalie.
Craven is repped by Innovative Artists and Frontline.
Smith is repped by ICM.
John Leguizamo has joined Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for WACO, a six-part event series from Weinstein TV, set to air on Paramount Network. It tells the story of the 51-day 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, the Branch Davidians, in Waco, Texas, that resulted in a deadly fire. It explores the true life details leading up to and chronicling the standoff told from several perspectives of those most intimately involved in both sides of the conflict. Leguizamo has been cast as ATF agent Robert Rodriguez.
Emily J | TV Editor