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Posted On January 22, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Melissa Benoist Will Be CBS’ Supergirl

Stephen Amell, Ben McKenzie and Grant Gustin better make room for a new hero on the scene. According to TVLine, Melissa Benoist has nabbed the role Kara on the CBS series “Supergirl.” The series will follow Benoist’s Kara, who has grown up on Earth since her home planet Krypton was destroyed. After hiding her powers all these years, the young woman is now ready to tap into her superhero potential. She is ready to accept her powers and is determined to use them for good. This is one of the biggest roles this pilot season. “Arrow”Read More
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Steven Levitan clearly knows talent when he sees it. Breakout actress Aya Cash has landed a guest spot on veteran comedy “Modern Family” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cash will play college interviewer Vanessa. She will cross paths with Alex (Ariel Winter) and her episode is set to air February 4. The actress is the latest addition in this season’s “Modern Family” guest cast. Steve Zahn, Andrea Anders, Tyne Daly, Michael Urie and Kristen Johnson previously joined in guest starring roles. “You’re The Worst” was a hit with critics in 2014, making starRead More
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Will Graham’s life is about improve and someone with proven chemistry with Hugh Dancy is going to play the cause. Nina Arianda has joined Bryan Fuller’s “Hannibal” in the recurring role of the new woman in Will’s life, according to TVLine. The role of Will Graham’s (Dancy) wife Molly has gone to Arianda. Molly is a single mother who embraces Will’s dark past and has helped him move forward after his dealings with Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). After all the work the couple has done Molly encourages Will to go backRead More
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Fox announced it was getting into the live musical game and now we know two of the actors in it. Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens have been cast in the network’s live production of “Grease,” according to TVLine. In the 1950s set musical, Hough will be playing the naive new girl Sandy, who gets romantically involved with the suave THundeDanny, while Hudgens has nabbed the role of Rizzo, the outspoken leader of the rebellious Pink Ladies clique. The production was initially meant to air this year, but Fox has announcedRead More
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NBC has chosen a familiar face to help reboot a very popular series from the past. According to TVLine, Zachary Levi, who led the network’s drama “Chuck,” will star in “Heroes Reborn.” We have no character or plot details as of yet for the upcoming 13 episode reboot. The only other detail we know about the miniseries is the return of Jack Coleman’s Noah Bennett. His character will be the way viewers, both old and new, enter the new series. Although there may be appearance from other cast members ColemanRead More
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Ryan Murphy is throwing down the casting gauntlet. Fox announced at its TCA presentation cast additions for upcoming horror-comedy “Scream Queens.” According to Variety, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and Abigail Breslin are among the new cast additions. Also joining are Joe Manganiello in a series regular role and pop superstar Ariana Grande as a recurring guest star. No details about their characters have been released, but we do know what the first installment of the latest Murphy anthology series will be. It will be set on a college campus as aRead More
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CBS’ new summer series has added some familiar faces. Kristen Connolly has joined drama series “Zoo” as a regular according to Deadline. “Revolution’s” Billy Bruke has also been added to the cast. The series, based on James Patterson’s novel, follows a global crisis involving violent animal attacks. Connolly’s character Jamie is a journalist following the attacks trying to uncover the truth behind the attacks happening across the globe. James Wolk stars as Jackson Oz, the young biologist charged with getting to the bottom of the pandemic while there is stillRead More
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Rick and co. will have a new friend…or foe very soon. Ross Marquand will be joining “The Walking Dead” as a new series regular in the upcoming second half of season five according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details of Marquand’s character have not been released, but many believe he will be playing a comic book character named Aaron. The theory is based on Kirkman’s previous statement that a prominent gay character from the comic book series will be introduced on the show. In the comics, Aaron serves as a recruiter inRead More
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Cable television clearly loves Justin Chatwin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has been cast as the lead in TNT’s supernatural drama pilot “Breed.” “Breed” follows Cooper Wells (Chatwin), a mentally unstable detective, as he investigates gruesome murders happening across the Pacific Northwest. The twist is the murderers are a race of vicious creatures, which is a major problem for Wells because he was fired from the FBI for reporting he saw a criminal turn into a monster. That’s what sends him straight to a nervous breakdown. Now heRead More
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“The Vampire Diaries” may be back next Fall, but it will be without one longtime cast member. According to EW, original cast member Steve R. McQueen will be leaving the series. His character, Jeremy Gilbert, has been through quite a lot on the series. Being the bother of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), the trouble magnet, has truly put the young man through far more than he should at his age. Dying girlfriends, dating ghosts, turning into a vampire hunter and dying… A LOT. On a show where death and resurrectionRead More