Casting Updates: Big Bang's Bully, Revenge for Housewives Vet, Secret Circle Scoop and More!

The Big Bang Theory gang is about to encounter a bully.

Lance Barber (The Comeback‘s sublimely malevolent Paulie G.) has nabbed a guest spot on an upcoming episode of the CBS comedy, EW.com reports. Barber (pictured, right) will play a former bully who taunted and teased Leonard (Johnny Galecki) back in high school.

Ready for the rest of today’s casting roundup? Well…

• Desperate Housewives alum Roger Bart (pictured, left) will guest-star on the freshman season of ABC’s Revenge, playing a “rich, pretentious journalist” who is writing a tell-all book on the Hamptons elite, EW.com reports.

The Secret Circle is adding two new men to their coven. Per TVGuide.com, Michael Graziadei — who is best known as Daniel Romalotti on The Young and the Restless — will play a charming bad boy whose behavior alarms Phoebe Tonkin’s Faye, while Sammi Rotibi (Lord of War) has landed a mysterious role as the leader of a dangerous group. Both parts have the potential to recur.

• Emily Rose is headed to Harry’s Law for a little monkeying around. As reported by Give Me My Remote, the Haven star will appear in an episode of the NBC legal drama playing a woman attempting to adopt an escaped gorilla. Fun fact: Erica Durance shows up in the same installment!

• Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer will appear in multiple episodes of NBC’s midseason musical Smash, Variety reports, portraying the offspring of Angelica Huston and Michael Cristofer’s respective characters.

Which casting scoops piqued your interest today?