Captain Holt’s family tree is sprouting a familiar, and Talent-ed, new branch.
Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent, Wild N’ Out) has landed the recurring role of the captain’s nephew Marcus on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the network announced Tuesday. Described as “handsome, educated and charming,” Marcus will make his first appearance in December when he moves to New York and crashes with his uncle.
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* USA Network has made available for streaming the series premiere of its new comedy Benched. Starring Eliza Coupe as down-on-her-luck lawyer Nina Whitley, Benched officially premieres Oct. 28 at 10:30/9:30c. Watch the first episode here.
* Mena Suvari (Chicago Fire) will star in WE tv’s upcoming thriller series South of Hell, our sister site Deadline reports. From the minds of horror producers Eli Roth and Jason Blum, Hell has reportedly been ordered for eight episodes, slated to begin in 2015. Suvari will play Maria, a demon hunter who also happens to be haunted by her own demon named Abigail.
* Netflix is reviving the Care Bears franchise with the new series Care Bears and Cousins, chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed in an interview with CNN Money.