Fall TV Preview

Empire Season 2: Men at Work Star to Recur as Obsessive Gay Photog

Will Season 2 of Empire feature a cover of Animotion’s “Obsession“? (Don’t pretend like that wouldn’t be the best thing ever.)

Men at Work‘s Adam Busch has been cast in a recurring role for Season 2, and it sounds like his character may encounter some blurred lines between his professional duties and his personal predilections.

According to our sister site Deadline, Busch will play “Chase One, a sexy, gifted, avant-garde gay artist who’s doing a photo shoot, and is infatuated with his male star.”

Will that star be Jamal? Or Hakeem? Or someone else on the Empire roster? We’ll have to wait and see.

Busch, who back in the day recurred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer alongside Empire executive producer Danny Strong, joins a long and growing list of incoming recurring players and guest stars for Season 2 of the Fox ratings juggernaut, including Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei (as Mimi Whiteman, a lesbian venture capitalist who becomes embroiled in Lyon family drama), The Wire‘s Andre Royo (as Lucious’ lawyer), CSI: Miami‘s Adam Rodriguez, Destiny’s Child diva Kelly Rowland, comedian Chris Rock, R&B superstar Alicia Keys, rock god Lenny Kravitz and pop star Becky G. Additionally, Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who play Lucious’ and Cookie’s respective lackeys Becky and Porsha, have been elevated to full-fledged series regulars, TVLine reported exclusively in April.

Additionally, Deadline adds that Busch has also landed a role on USA Network’s upcoming Carlton Cuse drama Colony, as a science teacher who’s unhappy with the new alien-approved curriculum.

Thoughts on who Busch’s character will fancy on Empire? And should he try to do a Lyon family photo shoot while he’s in the mix? Sound off below!

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12 Comments
  1. M80 says:

    Danny Strong is the show’s creator so I’d like to think this was his way of helping out another one of the Buffy nerds. Now he just needs to find a role for Tom Lenk.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    I wonder what Indie would say of him working in such a mainstream show?
    *sigh* how i miss my music. Happy for him but he’ll always be indie to me.

  3. Annie says:

    He’s a very good actor. It will interesting to see which series regulars his character will get involved with.

  4. Joey says:

    I didn’t recognize his photo or name at first, but then you said Buffy, and my brain yelled Warren Mears at me.

  5. CourtTV says:

    I wonder if he will be singing on the show. Not only do I remember him from Buffy but I liked Common Rotation.

  6. Christian says:

    He’s playin sexy? Uh……

  7. Steven says:

    Ugh, everytime I see him I think of Tara’s death and it just makes me angry and upset all over again. It is cool to see 2 members of the trio working together again though.

  8. clfan says:

    This is great news! I loved him on Men at Work and My Music, not to mention The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Then there was that one with the vampires and stuff, I forget the name.

  9. ellie says:

    Glad to see Adam working with Danny Strong. He will add something special to Empire. Hopefully, he’ll do more than 3 episodes.