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

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.

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  1. Mac19 says:

    Goodwin Games is on FOX not CBS.

  2. tvaddict says:

    Does this mean Luna may not survive the finale?

    • Joey says:

      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.

  3. rhesie says:

    This means she’ll be dead at the end of the finale.:(

  4. Mcgoria says:

    Not necessarily…TB usually is on a different shooting schedule than network shows, though if she is getting bumped off I’m not complaining…

    • 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.

  5. adamb says:

    She Dead lol

  6. Truefan says:

    Glad she’ll get a better role than the foul- mouthed, perpetually angry character she developed into.

  7. ggny says:

    will she show her boobs in every episode of this show also? seems that all she does on TB

  8. wp says:

    With her actuation level i thought she would end on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ :)

  9. Charles says:

    In the words of Pam: (from the previous episode) “Who the f is Luna?” lol.

  10. Chrissy says:

    Shivakamini Somakandarkram!