Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s new ABC Family dance drama Bunheads is dipping into the Gilmore Girls casting pool again, this time bringing on the man behind Logan Huntzberger’s big bad dad, Mitchum.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Gregg Henry has joined the series in the recurring role of Rico, a fiftysomething surfer dude who owns a local restaurant.
Bunheads centers on a Las Vegas showgirl (played by Tony winner Sutton Foster) who gets married and moves to the quiet coastal town her hubby calls home. There, she finds work at a dance school run by her mother-in-law, who, not coincidentally, is played by another Gilmore alumna, Kelly Bishop.
The new series premieres Monday, June 11 at 9/8c, with Henry making his debut in Episode 2.
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