Additionally, Patrick Flueger (The 4400) is joining the offshoot as a regular.
Bush, who is coming off of CBS’ quickly-cancelled Partners, will portray Erin Lindsay, a member of the CPD investigative team who has an unexpected past.
Flueger, meanwhile, will play Kyle Ruzek, a hotheaded rookie plucked by Voight (Jason Beghe) from the Academy for dangerous, delicate undercover work for the Intelligence unit.
Fun fact: Bush and Flueger co-starred in NBC’s ill-fated Hatfields & McCoys pilot.
Chicago PD is slated to bow at midseason.
Following in the ruby slippered footsteps of Syfy (and its post-apocalyptic Warriors of Oz) and CBS (with the medical drama Dorothy), NBC is developing Emerald City, which is described as a dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and all its follow-up novels.
Per Deadline, Siberia creator Matthew Arnold is penning the Peacock’s adaptation, which like the aforementioned Oz-some projects comes on the eve of the iconic motion picture’s 75th anniversary.
What’s more, Heroes’ Tim Kring, Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster reportedly have an Oz series on the horizon, while The CW’s Supernatural will set foot on the Yellow Brick Road this coming season.
Just this week, Once Upon a Time cocreator Eddy Kitsis reiterated the ABC drama’s plan to one day visit Oz, though on its own timetable and not hurried by this tornado of me-too projects. “Last year there were a few Wonderland[-based pilots],” he noted. “So you kind of have to throw your hat in the ring and see what happens.”
Denisof will play Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf (say that three times fast), the cunning first cousin to James Frain’s Renard.
Additionally, Graceland‘s Manny Montana is set to guest star in the role of David Florez, an ex-marine hothead returning from Afghanistan with PTSD.
Grimm‘s third season launches Oct. 25.
The clones are invading Pawnee! But it’s not scary; it’s awesome!
Tatiana Maslany, the star of BBC’s hit series Orphan Black, will join NBC’s Parks and Recreation’s for a two-episode arc, THR is reporting. So for those who aren’t familiar with this brilliant woman, get ready for her to hit your small screen. You’ll thank us later.
Maslany, who has earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike for her portrayal of multiple characters on Orphan Black, will play a love interest for Tom (Aziz Ansari). Last time Tom was in a relationship, it was with Jean Ralphio’s (Ben Schwartz) sister Mona Lisa (Jenny Slate), she of the unfortunate personality and habit of threatening to stab people with a screwdriver.
Creator and executive producer Mike Schur confirmed the news with a simple tweet: “Maslany. #OrphanRec.”
Maslany is scheduled to appear in episodes five and six of the NBC comedy’s sixth season. She most likely will only play one character, but if she did happen to portray one of the Orphan Black clones while in Pawnee, we hope it’s Alison. She might be crazy enough to scare Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), and who doesn’t want to see that?
The Critics Choice Award winner is just the latest in a long list of stellar guest stars appearing on Parks and Rec this season. Kristen Bell, Heidi Klum, Henry Winkler are among the famous faces set to guest star.
Banks will appear in 11 episodes as Pat Nichols, “an intense criminology professor with a mysterious background in military and police work” according to EW.com.
Season 5 will be one of significant change for Community. Last month, series regular Donald Glover announced he wouldn’t be returning full-time to the cult favorite, while costar Chevy Chase exited toward the end of last season. What’s more, creator Dan Harmon will be back in the mix after parting ways for the duration of Season 4.
TVLine has learned exclusively that comedy vet June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV::, New Girl) has signed on to play the Eagleton counterpart of Aubrey Plaza’s apathetic April.
“She’s April’s doppelgänger,” confirms exec producer Mike Schur, who describes Raphael’s character as “kind of a rich, boozy, Real Housewives-type.”
As Schur previously explained to TVLine, the Eagleton-Pawnee plot, which will take place over several episodes, finds the rival towns embarking on “a joint venture” which will allow viewers to finally meet the Pawnee crew’s equivalents. ”If you were in the Eagleton Parks Department, what would it look like? We wanted to show that world.”
Raphael joins fellow bizarros Kristen Bell (as Leslie’s counterpart), Sam Elliott (as Ron’s “twin”) and Bill Eichner (as Donna’s double).
Tom’s copy, meanwhile, is being kept under wraps. “Tom’s doppelgänger is a spoiler,” Schur teased. “It’s not who the actor is — it’s the concept behind it.”
Parks and Recreation kicks off Season 6 on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Matthew Atkinson, an alum of ABC Family’s Jane By Design, is joining the NBC drama’s fifth season in a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The actor will play Zach, the drummer in the band fronted by new arrival Oliver (All American Rejects‘ Tyson Ritter) who bonds with Amber while recording at the Luncheonette.
It’s safe to say Amber’s main squeeze Ryan (the returning Matt Lauria) will have something to say about her new *cough* friend.
Parenthood‘s fifth season premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c.
The Peacock Net has given Berlanti and author Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) a put-pilot commitment for a potential series called Paradise, Deadline reports.
The premise: In the late 21st century, the city of Las Vegas has become the world’s biggest maximum-security prison, which is known as Paradise. When a doctor named Matthew Turner is wrongly jailed for a murder he didn’t commit, he struggles to find a way to become the facility’s first-ever escapee.
Grahame-Smith will pen the project and will executive-produce with Berlanti, Melissa Kellner Berman (Arrow) and David Katzenberg (Ben and Kate).
Got snap judgments on the potential series, merely based on the (very) early synopsis? And is it too much to hope that Dr. Matthew Turner will be a tattooed stud along the lines of Wentworth Miller’s Prison Break character? Sound off in the comments!
TVLine has learned exclusively that Eichner, host of Fuse’s Billy on the Street, will play the doppelganger of Retta’s self-treating, auto-obsessed Donna.
“He’s one of the funniest human beings I have ever seen in my entire life,” raves exec producer Mike Schur, “and he’s Donna’s Eagleton doppelganger.”
The Eagleton-Pawnee plot, which will take place over several episodes, finds the rival towns embarking on “a joint venture,” explains Schur, which will allow viewers to finally meet the Pawnee crew’s equivalents. ” If you were in the Eagleton Parks Department, what would it look like? We wanted to show that world.”
Eichner brings to three the number of bizarros cast so far, joining Kristen Bell (as Leslie’s counterpart) and Sam Elliott (as Ron’s “twin”). Schur is still on the lookout for April’s double, while Tom’s copy is being kept under wraps. “Tom’s doppelganger is a spoiler,” he says. “It’s not who the actor is – it’s the concept behind it.”