Cynthia Addai-Robinson Shooter

TVLine Items: Arrow Vet Joins USA Drama, Tick Casts New Hero and More

USA Network’s Shooter is gunning for a new female lead.

Arrow alumna Cynthia Addai-Robinson has been cast in the upcoming drama, replacing Emily Rios, our sister site Deadline reports.

Based in part on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film, Shooter stars Ryan Phillippe (Secrets and Lies) as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president.

Addai-Robinson will play Nadine Memphis, an intuitive and determined FBI agent whose headstrong personality has gotten her in trouble with the bureau in the past. Shooter also stars Omar Epps (House) and Shantel VanSanten (The Flash).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Brendan Hines (Lie to Me) has been cast in The Tick, Amazon’s forthcoming reboot of the live-action series. Hines will appear in the pilot as Superian, a superhero with issues, according to our sister site Deadline.

* Annie Wersching (Vampire Diaries, 24) will guest-star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Catch, as part of a case that Anderson Vaughan Investigations takes on.

* Homeland grad Navid Negahban will recur on Mistresses‘ upcoming fourth season. Per Deadline, he will play Jonathan Amadi, a successful and charming Persian businessman who makes a pitch to help finance Harry’s business expansion.

* Netflix has released a new teaser for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s second season (premiering April 15), one that proves Ellie Kemper’s titular optimist can cheer up even New York City’s grumpiest citizens:

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5 Comments
  1. Kevin H. says:

    Kimmy!!!!!!!

  2. floacist says:

    I loved her as Amanda Waller. Disappointed with Arrow but glad to see her in a lead role.

  3. Shtuchka says:

    Love Naevia !

  4. Nerdbot says:

    Isn’t Shantel VanSanten on NBC’s Time too? Will she have to choose between Shooter and Time should the latter get picked up?