Exclusive: Fox's The Finder Recruits Chuck Badass, Teen Newcomer

Mercedes Masöhn, a onetime member of Chuck‘s deadly-sexy C.A.T. Squad, will continue to exact justice — on the Fox midseason series The Finder, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Also joining the cast of the Bones offshoot is 16-year-old newcomer Maddie Hasson.

Masöhn has landed the series regular role of Isabel Zambada, a Deputy U.S. Marshal who enjoys a “vigorous friends with benefits” relationship with “Finder” Walter Sherman (played October Road‘s Geoff Stults). The romantic wrinkle: Forever wooed by the FBI and with her eye on one day becoming the first female Hispanic Attorney General of the United States, Isabel knows that Walter’s brazen, corner-cutting P.I. tactics could prove to be a liability to her career path.

In addition to her appearances as Chuck‘s “Zondra, the bitch,” Masöhn’s credits also include CBS’ short-lived Three Rivers. (Fun fact that a peer just noted: Mini Anden, who on Chuck played Carina aka another member of the elite C.A.T. Squad, guested on the Finder pilot.)

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Hasson, meanwhile, will fill the series regular role of Willa, a “manipulative, cynical and extremely bright” girl born into a family criminals, where she learned way more than a thing or two. Currently out on parole (!), the teen is committed to help out Walter and Leo (Michael Clarke Duncan) at the Ends of the Earth bar, while more often than not also lending her scrappy, con girl skills to their investigations.

The two cast additions fill the void left by Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea), who appeared in this spring’s backdoor pilot episode of Bones, but is not continuing with the series.

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The Finder is set to premiere in January, when Bones (which itself returns Nov. 3) goes on hiatus to accommodate Emily Deschanel’s maternity leave.



Comments (12)

  • Doesn’t Bones Come back Nov 3rd?

    Thanks – I am looking forward to the show and I like the casting additions.

    Comment by Colleen – July 19, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A typo there. BONES returns November 3rd!

    The 23rd is a Wednesday!

    Interesting cast additions. Should be interesting. I am curious if BONES is actually going on hiatus now that it’s start of the season is so late. I would think Emily could be back and shooting more episodes to air in January.

    But who knows. Time will tell!

    Comment by Stacey – July 19, 2011 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This has been fixed, thank you.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 19, 2011 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s zondra not zonda! :)

    Comment by emily s. – July 19, 2011 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will this affect the possibility of a return to Chuck??

    Comment by Chris – July 19, 2011 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s too bad Mini Anden couldn’t have taken over for Saffron. She and Geoff seemed to have great chemistry.

    Comment by Luminosity – July 19, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Super happy for Mercedes! Long shot, but hopefully she’ll still be able to guest on Chuck.

    Comment by Marianne – July 19, 2011 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m happy for Mercedes, she was great in her two stints on Chuck! On the other hand, hopefully this casting news doesn’t affect a possibility of a C.A.T Squad reunion on Chuck. I personally would loved one since Mercedes, Yvonne and Mini all kicked a lot of arse together!

    Comment by Dee – July 19, 2011 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I didn’t care for the backdoor pilot and thought that it needed alot of changes, hopefully these are the start of those changes.

    Comment by Miko – July 19, 2011 11:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lousy pilot….. lousy actors= Lousy Show.
    I give it 6 weeks before it is cancelled.

    Comment by Mary T – July 20, 2011 12:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GEOFF Stults is the star of The Finder. George is his older brother.

    Comment by Jordan – July 20, 2011 01:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She also had a small role as part of a mother-daughter pair (she was the daughter) that was seeing a psychic on Castle. I was wondering why she looked so familiar…

    Comment by ST – July 21, 2011 12:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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