TVLine Items: Breaking Bad Actor Gets Switched at Birth, Arrow Targets Heroes Alum and More

RJ Mitte Switched at BirthRJ Mitte is going from Breaking Bad to wholesome and good with a role on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, TVLine has confirmed.

Series creator Lizzy Weiss tweeted the news on Thursday, and the network is now confirming the specifics: He’ll recur in the show’s upcoming third season as Campbell, a pre-med college student paralyzed by a snowboarding accident who works at the free clinic with Daphne (Katie Leclerc).

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• The Following has tapped Tony-nominated actress Montego Glover (Memphis), whose TV credits include Smash, The Good Wife and White Collar, to recur in Season 2 as new FBI analyst Lawrence, TVLine has learned exclusively.

 Jimmy Jean-Louis (aka Heroes‘ The Haitian) has booked a multi-episode arc on The CW’s Arrow, ComicBookResources.com reports, as “The Captain,” a deadly cohort of the Dr. Anthony Ivo character being played by Dylan Neal. Both characters will have a tie to a Season 2 mystery called “Amazo” — as in the DC Comics’ infamous android?

• Homeland alum David Harewood will co-star opposite Brendan Gleeson in HBO’s The Money, a drama pilot from David Milch (NYPD Blue, Luck). The project centers on the wealth and corruption surrounding mega-mogul James Castman (Gleeson). Harewood joins as the CEO of the parent company to Castman’s holdings. Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) has also boarded the project.

The CW is developing Exp, a high school drama from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Per Deadline, the project chronicles the aftermath of a foreign drug – designed to make you faster, smarter, stronger and essentially better – being let loose illegally in American high schools.

Go On‘s Julie White has booked a major recurring role in Nurse Jackie‘s sixth season, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. She’ll play the leading lady’s new AA sponsor.

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  1. JJM says:

    Exp sounds interesting. Too bad Tim Kring doesn’t know how to write a series though…

    • Same problem Kring did with Heroes & Touch.

    • Steven says:

      He did well with Crossing Jordan. Just not Heroes or Touch.

      • well… he did well with heroes season 1, and only season 1. that and the decision to axe the show : )

        • keep in mind that his original plan was to introduce and develop new characters in season two, not continue using the same ones from season one. the show’s surge in popularity altered those plans. Heroes’ downfall, one could argue, was its own success,as it had an effect in the creative decisions going forward. the writers may have only planned a story arc for those characters that took them to the end of the season and had no intention of working on them anymore, but then they were forced by that success to keep going with those characters and their stories.

    • Jo says:

      Wow. Tim Kring + CW? Might we see history’s first negative Neilsen ratings?

  2. Can’t wait for RJ Mitte’s new gig on Switched at Birth when it returns in January. He was good on Breaking Bad.

  3. ” Both characters will have a tie to a Season 2 mystery called “Amazo” — as in the DC Comics’ infamous android?” oooooh.

  4. liz says:

    So Switched at Birth is venturing into different forms of disability narratives! Awesome! This show just continues to exceed expectations and write narratives not seen ANYWHERE else on tv. And they do it well!

  5. Alan says:

    wow they really have gotten over their embarrassment at arrow being a comic book, havent they? amazo and doc ivo could be really cool and totally different from season 1.
    the concept of exp sounds quite good. when did the cw transition from the bland drama channel to a channel dominated by sci fi and fantasy? not that im complaining.

  6. Joey says:

    RJ will do great on Switched At Birth. Glad he’ll be back on tv soon.