“Breaking Bad” star R.J. Mitte has joined the cast of ABC Family’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH. He will play Campbell, a pre-med student currently working at the free clinic alongside Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc). Mitte is coming hot off his performance as Walter White Jr. on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and already has two feature gigs lined up, J. Nathan Simmons’ “The Jigsaw Puzzle Murders” and Kenny Gage and Devon Downs’ “The Devil’s Ink.” Mitte is repped by Bauman, Redanty & Shaul.
THE BLACK BOX isn’t done casting yet. Ditch Davey, David Ajala and Ali Wong have jumped aboard ABC’s new drama series. Davey will play the brilliant neurosurgeon Dr. Marc Bickman. Ajala will play Will Van Renseller, a professional chef that also has a green thumb. Wong’s character Dr. Ina Lark is least detailed, so hopefully we’ll find out more soon. The series, written and executive produced by Amy Holden Jones, centers on neuroscientist Elizabeth Black (Kelly Reilly) as she makes new scientific discoveries, but struggles with her own mental illness. Davey is best known for his roles on Starz’s “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, Australian crime-drama “Blue Heelers” and Justin Dix’s “Crawlspace.” He is repped by SMS Talent. Ajala is best known for his most recent role as Ivory in Justin Lin’s “Fast & Furious 6” and as Kelvin in Ron Scalpello’s “Offender.” He is repped by Independent Talent Group. Wong is best known for her roles in NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea?”, VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and Oliver Stone’s “Savages.” She is repped by Gersh.
Paget Brewster will be returning to CBS’ CRIMINAL MINDS for a guest appearance. She will reprise her role as Emily Prentiss on the procedural’s 200th episode. Brewster most recently appeared in the ABC comedy pilot “Spy”, but is best known for her performances in the series “Dan Vs.” and Showtime’s “Huff.” She’ll be on the big screen soon in Chris Kasick’s comedy “Uncle Nick.” Brewster is repped by UTA.
Bob Newhart and Bill Nye will be guest starring on CBS’ THE BIG BANG THEORY. Newhart will be returning to the role of Professor Proton, while Nye plays himself in the episode that’s set to air Nov. 7. Newhart took home an Emmy earlier this year for his role as Prof. Proton, so we all know this second appearance will be amazing. Nye is repped by The Agency Group. Newhart is repped by Innovative Artists.
Halle Berry has jumped aboard CBS’ upcoming drama EXTANT. Written by Mickey Fisher, the series centers on an astronaut (Berry) who has recently returned from a year long mission in space and desperately attempts to reconnect with her family’s every day activities. Berry was last seen in Brad Anderson’s crime-thriller “The Call” and the Wachowski siblings’ “Cloud Atlas.” She’ll be reprising her role as Ororo Munroe (a.k.a. Storm) next year in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will star in John Singleton’s “Tulia.” She is repped by CAA.
Grainger Hines has joined the cast of Cinemax’s THE KNICK. The series, directed by Steven Soderbergh, is set 1900’s New York and follows the ground breaking surgeons and nurses of the Knickerbocker Hospital. Hines is set to play Captain August Robertson, a self made millionaire who uses his vast fortune to keep the hospital’s doors open to the less fortunate NY residents. Hines last appeared in Matt Thompson’s “Bloodline” and played Gideon Welles in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” He’ll be back on the big screen next year in Michael Preece’s western “When the Storm God Rides.” Hines is repped by Connor Ankrum & Associates and Wolf Talent Group.
Danielle Bradbery, the most recent winner of “The Voice”, has landed a role on the CW’s HART OF DIXIE. She will have a short cameo on the eighth episode of the upcoming third season where she will perform her single “The Heart of Dixie.” Bradbery is not the first musical talent to appear on the country drama. Acts such as “The Head and the Heart”, Scotty McCreery and Gloriana have had quick cameos in the past two seasons. Bradbery is repped by WME.
David Tennant has joined Fox’s reboot of the U.K. show BROADCHURCH. He will be reprising his role as D.I. Alec Hardy in the series that centers around the mysterious death of a young boy and the dark secrets of a coastal town that the investigation brings to light. Creator of the series, Chris Chibnall, will be executive producing with Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein acting as showrunners. Tennant is world renowned for his performance as The Doctor in season four of “Doctor Who” and as Bartemius Crouch Junior in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” He’ll be appearing next year as Doug in “What We Did on Our Holiday.” Tennant is repped by UTA.
Edi Gathegi has landed a major recurring role on FX’s JUSTIFIED. He’ll appear as former Haitian secret police officer Jean Baptiste in the show’s upcoming 5th season. Gathegi most recently appeared in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” and Paul Johansson’s “Atlas Shrugged Part One.” In the realm of TV, he appeared as Kyle in the CW’s “Beauty and the Beast” and in both ABC shows “Red Widow” and “Family Tools.” Gathegi is repped by ICM.
Colin Hanks will be starring alongside Billy Bob Thornton in FX’s FARGO. Based on the Coen Brothers’ feature film and penned by “My Generation” scribe Noah Hawley, the series centers on the cruel and manipulative Lorne Malvo as he takes up residence in the town of Fargo and sets an insurance salesman on a path of destruction. Hanks will play Gus Grimly, a police deputy who is forced to choose between duty and safety when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Hanks is best known for his role as Travis Marshall in the sixth season of “Dexter” and as Preston in Peter Jackson’s “King Kong.” Hanks is repped by UTA.
David Harewood has joined the cast of HBO’s drama pilot THE MONEY from writer and executive producer David Milch. Details on the series’ plot are fairly scarce right now, but we do know it will center around powerful media mogul James Castman (Brendan Gleeson) and New York Herald reporter Gordon (Nathan Lane). Harewood is set to play Kurt Corbitt, the boisterous CEO of the parent company of Castman’s empire. Harewood was last seen playing David Estes in the Showtime thriller “Homeland” and in Paul Haggis’ romantic-drama “Third Person.” Harewood is repped by APA.
More THE MONEY casting news as “Oblivion” star Andrea Riseborough joins David Milch’s drama pilot. Riseborough will play Anna Elkin, a self-made and Oxford educated editor at the New York Herald. She is best known for her performances in Nigel Cole’s comedic-drama “Made in Dagenham” and James Marsh’s thriller “Shadow Dancer.” She is currently slated to appear in Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski’s “The White Circus” and Corinna McFarlane’s “The Silent Storm.” Riseborough is repped by CAA.
David Milch’s THE MONEY is on fire right now as three more join the HBO drama pilot. Patrick Kennedy, Dominique McElligott and Laila Robins will star alongside Andrea Riseborough, David Harewood and Brendan Gleeson. Kennedy will play John Castman, James Castman’s ethically strong son and leiutenant in his media empire. McElligott will play Katherine Castman, James’ loving daughter. Robins will play Ruth Castman, James’ wife. Kennedy is best known for his performances in “Atonement”, “War Horse” and “The Last Station.” He is repped by Curtis Brown Group. McElligott is best known for her performances in “Moon”, “Leap Year”, “Blackthorn” and AMC’s western series “Hell on Wheels.” She is repped by CAA. Robins is best known for her performances in “Side Effects”, “True Crime” and “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” She is repped by Paradigm.
HBO has added three new faces to the cast of PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY. Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace and Patti LuPone have jumped aboard the series from “Girls” scribe Bruce Eric Kaplan, which centers on a brother and sister trying to get through adult life in New Jersey. Grace will play Carl Levin, a local locksmith who has his mind set on how things in life should be. Silverman is set to play Melanie Levin, a management consultant turned part-time department store worker who believes she deserves something better in life. Finally, LuPone will play Carl and Melanie’s mother Rachel Levin who worries more than she should about her two kids. Silverman was last in Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” and voices the character Ollie on Fox’s animated series “Bob’s Burgers.” She is repped by CAA. Grace was last seen in Lee Kirk’s “The Giant Mechanical Man” and Justin Zackham’s “The Big Wedding.” He is repped by ICM. LuPone was last in Taylor Hackford’s Jason Statham vehicle “Parker” and stars as Joan Ramsey in the upcoming season of “American Horror Story.” She is repped by Innovative Artists.
Tyler Labine has nabbed the lead role in Hulu’s new supernatural comedy series DEADBEAT. Written and executive produced by Brett Konner and Cody Heller, the show centers around underdog Kevin Pacalioglu who coasts through life as a medium-for-hire. Labine will play Kevin, helping the ghosts of New York settle their unfinished business. Labine is best known for his role as Bert Wysocki in the CW’s short lived series “Reaper.” He also starred in Eli Craig’s horror-comedy “Tucker and Dale vs Evil”, Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and most recently Dan Scanlon’s “Monsters University.” Labine is repped by CAA.
Talented U.K. actress Rosamund Pike will be lending her voice to ITV’s upcoming series THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! The show will be a reboot of the classic 1960’s kids show and is currently being penned by Rob Hoegee. Pike is set to voice International Rescue agent Lady Penelope, alongside David Graham who will be reprising his role as IR agent and chauffeur Parker from the original series. Pike is best known for her performances in “Pride & Prejudice”, Christopher McQuarrie’s “Jack Reacher” and most recently Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End.” She currently has a role in David Fincher’s thriller “Gone Girl”, Peter Chelsom’s “Hector and the Search for Happiness” and Fouad Mikati’s “Return to Sender.” Pike is repped by United Agents.
Josh Kelly has landed a starring role alongside Shiri Appleby in the drama pilot UNREAL. Based on Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s short film “Sequin Raze”, the series follows a young staffer on a dating show who’s sole job is to stir up drama between the contestants. Kelly was most recently in David Katzenberg’s TV movie “Dumb Girls” and John Rebel’s horror-thriller “Wolf Town.” He is best known though for his series regular role as Cutter Wentworth on ABC’s “One Life to Live.” Kelly is repped by Talent Works.