TV Pilot & Series Casting (02.21.14)

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ABC

Elvis Nolasco and Caitlin Gerard have joined the cast of AMERICAN CRIME, which revolves around a racial charged murder. They’ll play an interracial couple, who happen to also be drug addicts. Gerard is repped by Gersh.

Derek Webster has joined the cast of THE VISITORS. He will play Jessup Rollins, an FBI agent with two disciplinary reprimands on his record and a past of difficult behavior. He is repped by .

KaDee Strickland has joined the cast of SECRET & LIES that follows a family man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body. She will play Christy, the man’s wife, whose feelings towards Ben are complicated by the discovery of the neighbor boy’s body. Strickland is repped by .

Judd Hirsch has joined the cast of FOREVER, which revolves around Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner who is immortal. He will play Abe, an older and insightful gentleman who knows Henry’s secret. Hirsch, known for “Taxi”, is repped by .

CBS

Kal Penn has joined the cast of BATTLE CREEK, which rollows a detective and an FBI agent with very different world views who are teamed up to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, MI. He will play a local detective. Penn is repped by Gersh.

Paige Turco has joined the NCIS spinoff set in New Orleans which Stars Scott Bakula as Agent Pride. She’ll play Linda, Pride’s wife. Turco last appeared in “Person of Interest” and is repped by Gersh.

CW

Raffi Barsoumian has landed a big recurring role in the upcoming season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. He’ll play Markos, an imposing and charismatic presence with supernatural origins.

Lucien Laviscount and Nathaniel Buzolic will star in the (backdoor) pilot SUPERNATURAL: TRIBES, which is a spin-off of the popular show “Supernatural.” The show is said to revolve around various mafia-esque monster families that unknowingly to humans “run” the underbelly of Chicago and who are being tracked by a newly minted Hunter who is trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural. Laviscount will play Ennis Roth, whose fiancee is killed in the crossfire of the monster war and becomes a monster killer. Buzolic, repped by , will play David Hayden, a shape-shifter from one of Chicago’s ruling monster families who has been living as a human after having given up the monster life years ago.

Fox

David James Elliott will co-star in HERE’S YOUR DAMN FAMILY, which revolves around a stunted, set-in-his-ways thirtysomething man living with his mom. Elliott will play the new husband of the mother. He’s best known for “JAG” and is repped by Gersh. Jon Heder has also joined the cast and will star as the thirtysomething man. He is repped by Gersh.

Charlie Rowe, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Zoe Levin have joined the cast of the RED BAND SOCIETY, about a group of teens who become friends while staying in a hospital. Rowe will play Leo, the leader of sorts of the group of teens who has osteosarcoma. She is repped by . Rittenhouse will play Nurse Brittany, a new hire on the pediatric ward. She’s repped by Gersh. Levin will play beautiful and smart but mean Kara, a head cheerleader who finds herself in the hospital pediatrics ward after she passes out during a practice. She is repped by .

Caroline Ford and Antony Bunsee have joined the cast of HEIROGLYPH which follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah. Ford will play Peshet, a member of the thief’s crew while Bunsee will play Rawser, Captain of the Pharoah’s Guard. Ford is repped by ICM.

Jada Pinkett Smith has snagged a villain role in GOTHAM, the prequel series set in the Batman universe. She’ll play Fish Mooney, an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed. Smith is repped by .

Terrence Howard has landed a major role in EMPIRE, a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. He will play Lucious Lyon, the head of a record label. Howard is repped by .

Nate Torrence will co-star in the comedy WEIRD LONERS, which follows four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens. He will play Eric, a nerdy but not unattractive guy who works as a toll collector on a commuter bridge. Torrence is repped by .

Hallmark

James Brolin will guest star on WHEN CALLS THE HEART, which is about a school teacher who arrives in a 19th century coal mining town. He will play Jedidiah Black, a legendary man who is insolent, insufferable and incorruptible. Brolin is repped by .

NBC

Gavin Stenhouse has joined the pilot COERCION, which follows the O’Connor family and their extremely intelligent son, Alex (Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and newly minted CIA analyst who is a true patriot and loves his country and family, but unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Stehnouse has appeared in “American Horror Story” and “Person of Interest.” He is repped by Gersh.

Echo Kellum has joined the cast of TWO TO GO, which revolves around longtime best friends Kurt and Laura, who grapple with the challenges of modern-day dating while their group of friends try and prove that they are destined to be together. Kellum will play one of the friends, who happens to be a stay at home dad. He’s best known for “Ben and Kate” and “Sean Saves the World.” He is repped by Talent Works. Christine Woods has also joined the cast and will play Laura. She is repped by Gersh.

Warren Kole has joined the cast of the pilot SALVATION, which explores the happenings of a Texas mega church. He will play Jacob, a charismatic, fresh-out-of-jail, fire-and-brimstone, rattlesnake-handling, poison-drinking Pentecostal preacher who found his faith in prison. Kole was last seen in “The Following” and is repped by .

Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin have joined the cast of MISSION CONTROL, a workplace ensemble set in 1962 that examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon. Barrett and Slavin, both known for as buddy scientists on “Better Off Ted”, will once again play scientists. Barrett is repped by Gersh.

Greta Lee will co-star in OLD SOUL which revolves around a reformed wild child Nadia who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age. She will play Alix, Nadia’s loyal friend with a type A personality and “will not fail” attitude. She’s appeared in “Girls” and is repped by .

Showtime

Wendell Pierce will appear in the second season of RAY DONOVAN in a recurring role. He’ll play Mr. Keith, a down-on-his-luck parole officer who gets a payoff from Ray. Pierce is best known for “Treme” and “The Wire.” He’s repped by .

TNT

Gerald McRaney has joined the cast of AGENT X, which follows America’s first female . He will play Malcolm Millar, the refined Chief Steward of the ’s mansion, and keeper of its many secrets. McRaney can be seen currently on “House of Cards” and is repped by .

WGN America

Olivia Williams has joined the cast of MANHATTAN, which revolves around the making of the first atomic bomb. She will play Liza Winter, a botanist with a complicated past. Williams is best known for “Dollhouse” on the front and is repped by ICM.

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