Exclusive: True Blood's Janina Gavankar Joins Fox's New Comedy The Goodwin Games

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Janina Gavankar The Goodwin GamesTrue Blood‘s Janina Gavankar is shape-shifting into a Fox sitcom star.

The actress — who plays Sam’s skinwalker girlfriend Luna on HBO’s vamp drama — is joining Fox’s midseason comedy The Goodwin Games in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

From How I Met Your Mother exec producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, the high-concept comedy follows three estranged siblings — played by Becki Newton, Scott Foley and TJ Miller — who are forced to come together in order to inherit their late father’s fortune.

Gavankar, whose pre-True Blood credits include The L Word, The Gates and Traffic Light, will play Hannah, the ex-girlfriend (and baby mama) of Miller’s character.



Comments (18)

  • Goodwin Games is on FOX not CBS.

    Comment by Mac19 – August 21, 2012 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • FIXED!

      Comment by Michael Ausiello – August 21, 2012 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean Luna may not survive the finale?

    Comment by tvaddict – August 21, 2012 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I dont anticipate many surviving the finale. I wouldnt be surprised if Eric or Bill got killed. With Alan Ball leaving the show, I imagine he’ll take as many members of the show with him and make it a pain in the ass for the next showrunner to continue.

      Comment by Joey – August 21, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This means she’ll be dead at the end of the finale.:(

    Comment by rhesie – August 21, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not necessarily…TB usually is on a different shooting schedule than network shows, though if she is getting bumped off I’m not complaining…

    Comment by Mcgoria – August 21, 2012 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! True Blood is a 10 something episode summer show. Have to remember that! I think of the Canadian shows I watch, like four of them, and it’s like the same actors crossing over, ’cause there’s so few of them, and they’re all 13 episodes!

      Not that I care if she dies, I’m just saying, she could easily be o True Blood (which she isn’t even a main cast member) and still be recurring on another show on a recurring schedule.

      Comment by Barbie Furtado – August 22, 2012 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She Dead lol

    Comment by adamb – August 21, 2012 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad she’ll get a better role than the foul- mouthed, perpetually angry character she developed into.

    Comment by Truefan – August 21, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • will she show her boobs in every episode of this show also? seems that all she does on TB

    Comment by ggny – August 21, 2012 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She Does Kick Ass…sometimes lol

      Comment by adamb – August 21, 2012 08:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With her actuation level i thought she would end on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ :)

    Comment by wp – August 22, 2012 01:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In the words of Pam: (from the previous episode) “Who the f is Luna?” lol.

    Comment by Charles – August 22, 2012 05:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shivakamini Somakandarkram!

    Comment by Chrissy – August 22, 2012 06:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Anytime I see her in anything, it’s an instant Shiva blast.

      Comment by Roy – August 22, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amazing! Too few people will get that reference!

      Comment by VJ – August 23, 2012 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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