TVLine Items: Good Wife Snoop Cops Castle Role, Veronica Mars Vet Nabs Criminal Gig and More!

Tim Guinee, who as of late has been doing some sleuthing on The Good Wife, has booked a guest-starring role on ABC’s Castle.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor will appear in this season’s 19th episode, titled “47 Seconds,” as an activist who is critical of an anti-Wall Street movement and witnesses a bombing of a protest rally in a New York City Plaza.

Guinee’s TV credits also include Person of Interest, Covert Affairs and Lie to Me.

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Kyle Gallner (aka Veronica Mars‘ “Beaver” Casablancas) and Madeleine Martin (Californication) will play delusional siblings in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds, to be directed by star Matthew Gray Gubler, per TVGuide.com.

Modern Family ingenue Sarah Hyland’s real-life boyfriend, Matt Prokop (High School Musical 3), has booked a gig on the ABC comedy playing (duh) Haley’s new love interest, per Zap2it.

• Original Desperate Housewives cast member Steven Culp will reprise his role as Bree’s late husband Rex in an upcoming flashback-filled episode, TV Guide Magazine reports. Lupe Ontiveros, who played Carlos’ mom Juanita, will also return for the episode, which is set to air before the series ends in May.

Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny) will reprise his role as ISA agent Shane Donovan on Days of Our Lives beginning May 2, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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• FlashForward alum Brian O’Byrne has joined the cast of Gilded Lilys, ABC’s Shonda Rhimes-exec produced drama pilot, per Deadline. Set against the backdrop of the opening of New York’s first luxury hotel in 1895, the period piece finds O’Byrne playing the heavy-hitter behind the launch. Blythe Danner, Madeline Zima and Sarah Bolger are also set to co-star.

Zach Cregger (Friends with Benefits) has nabbed one of the leads in NBC’s untitled Jimmy Fallon comedy pilot, Deadline reports, which centers on a trio of thirtysomething dads and their adventures in parenting.

(With additional reporting by Matt Mitovich)

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  1. Winnie says:

    I’m always excited when Kyle Gallner is cast in something.

    • murley says:

      i agree, he is so awesome. too bad i don’t really watch criminal minds.

    • Lindsey says:

      Whenever I see headlines about Veronica Mars vets/alums, I always hope it’ll be Kyle Gallner. (Not that the others aren’t great too.) Glad to see him back on TV! He was doing a lot of TV for a while, then movies. I wish he’d get his own show.

  2. Mari says:

    Thanks for the Castle spoiler and oh Veronica Mars people getting work, good!

  3. GeeMa says:

    Glad to see Tim Guinee on a show I watch. Looking forward to it.

    • Vanny says:

      Agreed. I first noticed him on Stargate SG1. Hadn’t really seen him before. Since then have seen him everywhere, so good for him..

  4. Jenn says:

    Oh TVline, you tease me so. Whenever I words “Veronica Mars” catch my eye while scrolling through article names, I stop with excitement, hoping it’s a post about a movie/reunion.