TVLine Items: Boss Hires Jonathan Groff, Justified and Gossip Girl Casting News and More!
The Glee grad joins the cast of the political drama as Ian Todd, an ambitious new member of crooked Mayor Kane’s office, per Deadline. The character will help fill the void left by Martin Donovan’s Ezra Stone.
As TVLine first reported, Nip/Tuck alumna Sanaa Lathan will also join Season 2 as Alderman Ross’ new Chief of Staff — and Kane’s new obsession.
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• Justified screeners continue to serve up casting scoops even to us spoilerholics. In Episode 5 of the FX drama (airing Feb. 14), Psych fans can count on seeing Maggie Lawson play a nurse who might have vital information to share with Raylan. But is she a naughty nurse when it comes to the ruggedly handsome U.S. Marshall? We report, you decide. Episode 6, meanwhile, finds Lost‘s William Mapother continuing his streak as the perpetual creepster, playing an Oxy-addicted, woman-beating bar owner.
• One Life to Live alum David Gregory (ex-Ford) took to Facebook Monday to announce his latest gig: a guest spot on Gossip Girl. The soap star will play a friend of the real Charlotte Rhodes, aka Lola. Gregory joins a long list of former OLTL stars to drop by the CW series, including Bree Williamson (ex-Jessica), Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana), Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla) and Amanda Setton (ex-Kim).
• All My Children vet Thorsten Kaye (ex-Zach) has booked a recurring role on NBC’s new musical drama Smash, ABC Soaps in Depth confirms. Kaye will make his first appearance in the debut season’s sixth episode playing Anjelica Huston’s love interest.
• Terry O’Quinn has landed a two-episode arc on TNT’s alien invasion drama Falling Skies, EW.com reports. The Lost fave will play the former mentor to Noah Wyle’s character.
• The Modern Family gang may be headed to Disneyland for their next big outing. Per TV Guide Magazine, the ABC “hitcom” is eying the famed Southern California destination for some fun during May sweeps.
• 24/Will & Grace alum Michael Angarano has nabbed the lead role in Nick Stoller’s comedy pilot for CBS, per Deadline. The actor will play a commitment phobe who breaks off his engagement but must continue to work with his now ex-fiancée.
• Fox has picked up Rebounding, a comedy pilot from Modern Family creator Steve Levitan and former Just Shoot Me editors Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. The potential series centers on a man recovering from the death of his fiancée with a little help from his basketball league.
• TLC has given the green light to Southie Pride, a docu-series from Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano which follows the lives of five working-class women in Boston.
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