TVLine Items: Bad Guy Bob Odenkirk Heads to Fargo, Dome Resident Nabs Killer Role and More

Fargo Cast Bob OdenkirkBreaking Bad alum Bob Odenkirk has joined the cast of FX’s limited series Fargo.

The Emmy-winning actor will portray Deputy Bill Olson, who has seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy (played by Allison Tolman, Sordid Lives).

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Odenkirk is also set to star in the Breaking Bad prequel spin-off Better Call Saul, which will follow the morally-challenged counselor before he became Heisenberg’s defender.

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• Under the Dome’s Aisha Hinds has landed a guest spot on ABC’s midseason drama Killer Women, TVLine has learned exclusively.  She’ll play FBI Special Agent Linda Clark, a bank-robbery specialist who clashes with Texas Ranger Molly Parker (played by Battlestar Galactica‘s Tricia Helfer).

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ABC Family’s Switched at Birth has tapped Max Adler (Glee) and comedienne Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) to recur in Season 3, per Deadline. Adler will appear as Tank, a frat brother Bay befriends in her college art class, while Bernhard will play a groovy art professor. The series returns in January.

CBS is inviting Hawaii Five-0 fans to build an episode by selecting the victim, murder weapon, scene of the crime, etc. through an online poll. The special installment will air later this season.

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Comments (5)

  • Love that i live in Australia and I can take part in the hawaii five 0 voting! Great idea

    Comment by jen – October 11, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The writers of Hawaii 5-0 use a similar method to write each episode, except they use a dartboard instead of an online poll.

    Comment by Jo – October 11, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hawaii 5-0 is the wrong show to do this with. The scenes are cheesy enough as it, imagine now if fans can choose from three terrible plot lines instead of one. Now imagine if it doesn’t even make sense at all by the end. This could be a disaster, but this will be only episode of H50 I care about all year.

    Comment by Kenneth Belliveau – October 12, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting about Odenkirk. After almost three decades in comedy, he all of a sudden becomes a commodity in drama.

    Comment by HAP – October 12, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fargo sounds intriguing but the TV version will be challenged to live up to the greatness of the film. At times watching Breaking Bad I was reminded of Fargo, how everything spiraled out of control for the 2 main characters and worsened through the life of the series. Sometimes Walt and, more often, Jesse reminded me of William H. Macy’s character “Jerry Lundegaard” although both were smarter than Jerry. But that’s the only comparison of BB and Fargo I can make.

    Comment by DanielleZ – October 13, 2013 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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