TVLine Items: Gotham Casts Mobster Maroni, Mindy Taps Sunny Star & More

Gotham David Zayas

The Mob is invading Gotham.

Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series has tapped Dexter alum David Zayas to recur as crime boss Salvatore Maroni, our sister site Deadline reports.

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In the Batman mythology, Maroni — who was played by Eric Roberts in The Dark Knight — is one of the city’s most dangerous gangsters and among the caped crusader’s first enemies. He is also infamous as the man responsible for disfiguring DA Harvey Dent, leading him to transform into Two-Face.

In Gotham (debuting Sept. 22), Maroni is striving to gain more territory, putting him on a crash course with rival Falcone (played by John Doman) for control of the city.

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

* It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney will play Morgan’s cousin on The Mindy Project, E! Online reports. The actor will appear in the Season 3 premiere, airing Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9:30/8:30c.

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* Mark Moses (Mad Men) and Indian actress Nimrat Kaur will recur on Season 4 of Homeland, per The Hollywood Reporter. Moses will play Dennis, a debauched expat who is teaching political science at Islamabad’s Quaid-I-Azam University. Kaur, meanwhile, is a high-level operative within Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.

* Rich Sommer (Mad Men) will return to CBS’ Elementary as Harlan Emple, one of Sherlock’s “irregulars,” for a November episode, reports. Emple — who helped the P.I. solve a mathematician’s murder in Season 2 — resurfaces when he finds a dead body during a math-based puzzle hunt. Elementary Season 3 premieres Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 pm.

* Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) will co-host Teen Choice 2014, airing Aug. 10, alongside Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey.

* Showtime’s Ray Donovan is adding companion webisodes, titled “Behind the Fix” and focused on Lena and Avi, following the broadcast of the next three episodes, via, YouTube/RayDonovan and other digital platforms.

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  1. wrstlgirl says:

    Oh yes, I’ve been a fan of his since OZ.

  2. neb8fan says:

    I keep hoping that Mindy will show up on It’s Always Sunny or The League.

  3. S. says:

    Nice casting for Mindy. Morgan’s family is ripe for some fun stories. Rob McElhenney does kinda look like Ike Barinholtz. Can’t wait.

  4. Casey says:

    When I first heard that Gotham was happening, honestly, I just rolled my eyes. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love Batman and all of those characters, but do we really another one so soon? But the cast is amazing, and it’s only getting better. Angel was always one of the best parts of Dexter for me, even when the show was going down the toilet, so I’m really looking forward to this. Also, after his guest spot on Grimm, which I only wish could’ve lasted longer, I know he’s good at playing bad. So excited. (:

  5. Drew says:

    I wonder if Gotham will add the Tommy Elliot character. He’s a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne’s, who goes crazy, kills his parents and eventually becomes the character Hush.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting for Gotham. Now it makes two It’s Always Sunny stars being on The Mindy Project.

  7. All we’re missing is Rupert Thorne. He and Maroni can fight it out over who disfigured Harvey, heh.