Jack Falahee and Ivan Sergei will be appearing in ABC Family’s TWISTED in recurring roles. Sergei will play Jack, a handsome working class man with a rocky past. Falahee will play Charlie, a young man fresh out of Juvie who is trying to start over in a new town. Falahee, repped by Innovative Artists, is best known for his performances in Jayce Bartok’s short “Sunburn” and Rachel Goldenberg’s “Escape from Polygamy.” He’ll next be seen in “Lily & Kat”, “Blood and Circumstance” and “Blowtorch.” Sergei, also repped by Innovative Artists, is best known for his roles in Peyton Reed’s “The Break-Up” and WB TV’s “Jack & Jill.” He’ll be appearing next in Luciano Saber’s “Fatal Instinct” sometime this December.
Rex Lee and Jonathan Sadowski have been cast in ABC Family’s YOUNG & HUNGRY. Penned by David Holden, the series follows younger blogger Gabi (Emily Osment) who is hired to be the personal chef of San Francisco tech entrepreneur Nick. Sadowski will star as Nick, while Lee plays his metrosexual publicist Elliott. Sadowski is best known for his performances in Bradley Parker’s “Chernobyl Diaries”, Marcus Nispel’s “Friday the 13th” reboot and Len Wiseman’s “Live Free or Die Hard.” He’ll appearing next year in J.C. Khoury’s comedy “It’s All Relative.” Sadowski is repped by Paradigm. Lee is best known for his roles as Lloyd Lee on HBO’s “Entourage” and as Mr. Wolfe on ABC’s “Suburgatory.” He’s repped by APA and will next be seen in Jennifer Phang’s sci-fi drama “Advantageous.”
Lisa Kudrow has joined the cast of SCANDAL in a recurring role. She appeared in yesterday’s episode “Say Hello to My Little Friend” as Democratic congresswoman Josephine Marcus who becomes involved in a scandal with First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young). Kudrow most recently starred as Fiona Wallice in Showtime’s “Web Therapy”, executive produced the documentary series “Who Do You Think You Are?” and lended her voice to the character of Lucille in Animex’s “El Americano: The Movie.” She’ll be seen next in Nicholas Stoller’s “Neighbors” next year. Kudrow is repped by CAA.
Tricia O’Kelley will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s MELISSA & JOEY. She will play Sienna Buchwald, a business woman with an attitude and one of Mel’s (Melissa Joan Hart) neighbors. Managed by Art/Work Entertainment, O’Kelley most recently was seen in the TV movie “Missing at 17” and the series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” She also appeared in the episode “Something My Gynecologist Said” of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men.”
David Castaneda has been added to the cast of ABC Family’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH. He will play Jorge, a nurse working at the free clinic with Daphne (Katie Leclerc). Castaneda most recently appeared as Carlos in NBC’s “Southland” and the TV movie “The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez.” He also had a bit part in David Ayer’s “End of Watch.” Castaneda is repped by Don Buchwald and Associates.
Janeane Garofalo will be co-starring in THE GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE. Based on the book series by Vicki Iovine and adapted by Marti Noxon, the series follows the author (Lisa Edelstein) of a best selling self-help book series and is doing her absolute best to hide the fact that she’s actually separated from her husband (Paul Adelstein). Garofalo will play Lyla, the best friend of Lisa’s character and a legendary entertainment lawyer. Garofalo is best known for her roles in David Wain’s “Wet Hot American Summer”, Kinka Usher’s “Mystery Men” and Brad Bird’s “Ratatouille.” She’ll next be seen in “The American Side” and “A Little Game.” Garofalo is repped by ICM.
Pierce Gagnon has landed a role on CBS’ sci-fi thriller EXTANT. He will play Ethan, a young kid whose mother (Halle Barry) has just returned from space and is desperately trying to reconnect with her family. Gagnon had his break out role in Rian Johnson’s 2012 “Looper”, but he also appeared in “The Crazies” and “The Way Home.” He’ll next be seen in “Wish I Was Here”, “Merry Friggin’ Christmas” and “Rio 2.” He is repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty.
Robert Hoffman has been cast in Krista Vernoff and Diane Warren’s drama pilot SONGBYRD. The series follows Lauren Byrd, a love song composer who must enlist a staff of assistants which includes her sister Mickey to manage her eccentric process. Hoffman will play Chris Spencer, Byrd’s creative affairs director and secret admirer. Hoffman was last seen in Michael Dowse’s “Take Me Home Tonight” and the CW’s drama series “90210.” He’ll be appearing next in Jack Plotnick’s “Space Station 76” and Greg Carter’s “Lap Dance.” Hoffman is repped by Go 2 Talent Agency.
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez will be joining Fox’s mid-season drama GANG RELATED in a recurring role. The series follows young gang member Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez) as he infiltrates San Francisco P.D. in an attempt to take them down from the inside. Anthony-Rodriguez will play Agent Billy Cabrera, an undercover operative working for the Treasury Department. He most recently appeared as Dr. Evans in “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and as Detective Castillo in Chase Crittenden’s mystery short “Lost and Found.” He’s slated to appear in RenÃ©e Zellweger’s upcoming drama series “Cinnamon Girl” and Kortnee Simmons’ “Angel.” Anthony-Rodriguez is repped by SMS Talent.
Dan St. Germain will be starring an untitled comedy series at Fox. St. Germain will play Dustin, a guy who moves back in with his ex and her boyfriend after getting dumped in order to find out how to not be a baby when it comes to relationships. St. Germain has only appeared in three previous projects, Jason Stein’s “All Wifed Out”, Nicholas Miede’s short “The Castro Quartette” and VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” He is repped by UTA.
Jill Marie Jones will be joining the cast of Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW. She will appear as Cynthia, the former wife of Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) and mother of Macey (Amandla Stenberg) on the freshman drama’s November 25th episode. Jones is best known for her role as Antoinette ‘Toni’ Marie Childress Garrett on CBS’ comedy “Girlfriends” and Fred Durst’s “The Longshots.” She also made a guest appearance on FX’s “American Horror Story” in the episode “Spilt Milk.” Jones is repped by Global Artists Agency.
Brennan Elliott has been upped to a series regular on the Hallmark Channel’s CEDAR COVE. He plays Warren Saget, a very wealthy housing developer on the series that centers on a small town family court judge (Andie MacDowell). Elliott is best known for his roles on Lifetime’s medical drama “Strong Medicine”, Bruce Beresford’s “Double Jeopardy” and most recently Don Mancini’s “Curse of Chucky.” He’ll next be seen in Terence H. Winkless’ “Heart of Dance” which arrives this December. Elliott is repped by Ellis Talent Group.
John David Washington will have his first major TV role in HBO’s pilot BALLERS. He’ll have a recurring role as Ricky, an extremely competitive pro athlete. Former Bruins player Donovan Carter has also nabbed a role as Vernon, a more family oriented athlete. Washington has only appeared in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” before and served as a co-producer on Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes’ “The Book of Eli.”
Francia Raisa and Breeda Wool have joined the cast of Lifetime’s pilot UNREAL. The series follows a younger staffer (Shiri Appleby) who manipulates contestants on a popular dating show to create the juicy drama her producers crave. Raisa will play Inez, one of Appleby’s producers who has a special talent for finding great contestants. Wool will play Faith, one of the contestants brought on the show by Inez. Raisa is best known for her roles in “Bring It On: All or Nothing” and as Adrian Lee on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” She is repped by Don Buchwald and Associates. Wool is best known for her roles in Courtney Lauren Penn’s short “The Masterpiece” and Jesse Millward’s “Craters of the Moon.” She is repped by The Luedtke Agency.
Cynthia Watros will be co-starring on the upcoming pilot FINDING CARTER. The series follows teenager Carter who, after discovering her mom Lori actually abducted her as a child, must adjust to a biological family she’s never known and find the only mother she’s ever had before the police do. Watros will play Carter’s real mother. She most recently appeared in Hannah Rosner’s comedy “Park City”, Rebecca Thomas’ “Electrick Children” and made a guest appearance on SyFy’s “Warehouse 13.” Later this year Watros will be seen in “Blood and Circumstance.” She is repped by Innovative Artists.
Stella Maeve has joined the cast of the “Chicago Fire” spinoff series CHICAGO PD. She will have a recurring role as Nadia, a young heroin addicted escort who is going through a very bad withdrawal. Maeve is best known for her roles in Floria Sigismondi’s “The Runaways”, Sean Baker’s “Starlet” and most recently her role as Agnes Clark on CBS’ “Golden Boy.” She’s scheduled to appear in “Dark Summer” and “Manson Girls” next year, but will be on the big screen sooner with “Flipped” and “The Park Bench” this year. Maeve is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Nick Tarabay has landed a recurring role on Alfonso Cuaron’s BELIEVE. He will play Niko Zepeda, a CIA Black Ops agent who is constantly hunting Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) and Tate (Jake McLaughlin). Tarabay is best known for his roles as Ashur in Starz’s “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, as Axel Finet in “Crash” and most recently as Dexter Gamble on USA’s “Burn Notice.” On the feature film side, he was most recently in “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Death Valley.” Tarabay is repped by Domain Talent.
In addition to booking a role on E!’s “Songbyrd”, Robert Hoffman will have a recurring role on NBC’s THE NIGHT SHIFT. He will play Thad, a U.S. soldier who served in Afghanistan with TC (Eion Macken). Hoffman is repped by Go 2 Talent Agency.
Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora will co-star in Starz’s upcoming drama series POWER. Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh, the show follows notorious NY night club owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) as he is forced to choose between transforming his club into a Fortune 500 business or maintain his reign as the city’s largest drug kingpin. Sikora will play Tommy Egan, business partner and childhood friend of James. Naughton will play Tasha, James’ wife and willing accomplice. Loren will play Angela Valdes, James’ old flame who suddenly reenters his life. Loren is repped by SDB Partners and most recently appeared in “The Hangover Part III”, “Snitch” and the webseries “H+.” Naughton is repped by Innovative Artists and most recently appeared in “Highland Park”, Lifetime’s series “The Client List” and made a guest appearance on BET’s “Let’s Stay Together.” Sikora is repped by UTA and most recently appeared in “Jack Reacher”, “Safe” and Adult Swim’s short-lived series “The Heart, She Holler.”
Mira Sorvino will have a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of TNT’s alien invasion drama FALLING SKIES. She will play Sara, a former graphic designer who has joined John Pope (Colin Cunningham) and the resistance. Sorvino was last seen in Sean McNamara’s “Space Warriors” and Christopher Bessette’s “Trade of Innocents.” She’ll be appearing in Noah Pritzker’s “Quitters” and Tamar Halpern’s “Wake” next year, but will be starring in Ezna Sands’ “Theo” later this year first. Sorvino is repped by ICM.
Eliza Coupe will be starring in USA’s upcoming comedy pilot BENCHED. The show will follow corporate attorney Nina (Coupe) who suffers from a nervous breakdown after being passed over for a long awaited promotion and is forced to work as a public defender. Coupe, repped by CAA, is best known for her roles in ABC’s “Scrubs” and “Happy Endings.” She also appeared in Daniel Hsia’s romantic comedy “Shanghai Calling.”