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Pilot season is upon us and that means an obscene amount of roles are up for grabs with networks looking to fill the lead and recurring roles on the numerous potential new shows. Each one needs talent to anchor the series, whether that is one actor or several leads, and it is important to get that casting right. If we had our choice, these are the actors who have demonstrated their abilities and who should get a call about leading their own new series next season.   Luke Mitchell “TheRead More

Posted On February 4, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Naya Rivera To Recur On ‘Devious Maids’

Another “Glee” star has found their next television role. According to Deadline, Naya Rivera has been cast in a recurring role for the upcoming third season of Marc Cherry’s “Devious Maids.” The Lifetime drama follows a group of maids who have bonded through their shared experience working for very powerful Beverly Hills families. Rivera will play a new maid in the neighborhood named Blanca. While she believes her employers as the perfect family, she learns a secret that changes everything for her. The actress is the latest “Glee” cast member to joinRead More
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“Glee” star Naya Rivera sheds any traits of Santana Lopez in the new featurette for the horror film “At the Devil’s Door.” Written and directed by Nicholas McCarthy, the film centers on real estate agent Leigh (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and her sister, Vera (Rivera), who are haunted by a supernatural force after Leigh tries to help the runaway daughter of a couple that are selling a home with a troubled past. “Vera really appealed to me because she is so different from Santana,” said Rivera, who marks this feature asRead More
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TVLine has confirmed that Naya Rivera will indeed be returning for “Glee’s” sixth and final season to give Santana Lopez one final bow — but as a recurring guest star. The 27-year-old actress — whose status on the show was subject to plenty of sensationalized gossip (including one that allegedly had her clashing with co-star Lea Michele) last season — reportedly (Naya’s rep could not be reached and a “Glee” spokesperson declined to comment) made the request for producers to the change her role from series regular to recurring guestRead More
Over the course of five seasons, “Glee” has made stars of complete unknowns, reintroduced stars of the stage to a new demographic, and elevated the careers of seasoned performers. Now that the show’s penultimate season is near the finish line and has only one last lap to go, we at Up and Comers are focusing our magnifying glass on the cast of Fox’s musical dramedy with even more precision than ever before. Whether they’re regular cast members or recurring guest actors, it’s these 10 breakout “Glee” actors (listed below inRead More
Tonight’s “Glee” episode was penned by one of its own actors, Chris Colfer. The episode, titled “Old Dog, New Tricks” starts off with Rachel (Lea Michele) who is still dealing with the consequences of lying to her boss in last week’s episode. After reading some misleading blind items about herself online, Rachel decides she needs to do something charitable to get back into the public’s good graces. With the help of Santana (Naya Rivera), Rachel, Artie (Kevin McHale), Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) volunteer at a dog shelter, whereRead More

Posted On April 29, 2014By Alexandra ColatostiIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Rachel Takes a Big Risk on ‘Glee’

Coming off a high after a very successful opening night on in “Funny Girl” in last week’s “Glee,” Rachel (Lea Michele) wants to expand her acting horizons by booking some movie or television roles. After singing a slowed-down version of “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, Rachel gets a visit from a Fox producer who wants her to star in one of his upcoming shows (sound familiar?), but when Rachel’s “Funny Girl” boss, Sidney (Michael Lerner) doesn’t let her take a day off, Rachel lies about being sick and gets onRead More
The night has finally arrived in tonight’s episode of “Glee,” appropriately titled “Opening Night” as Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) prepares to take the stage for the first time as Fanny Brice in the revival of Broadway’s “Funny Girl.” Rachel gets uncharacteristically nervous after reading some pre-mature negative comments about her portrayal as the classic character, and her nerves are displayed in a bizarre dream – bringing back McKinley favorites like Becky Jackson (Lauren Potter), Dave Karofsky (Max Adler) and Jacob Ben Israel (Josh Sussman) – where Rachel sings “Lovefool” by the Cardigans. She wakesRead More
Tonight’s episode of “Glee,” titled “New Directions,” marks the final appearance of the Glee club, as after this episode, the show will focus solely on the New York kids and their paths.  The episode starts with Holly (Gwyneth Paltrow) and April (Kristin Chenoweth) hatching another plan to bring the Glee club back, while playing a round of “Kill, Marry, or Bone” in the teacher’s lounge, where Sue (Jane Lynch) rejects their request to keep the Glee club in tact, but she does give them one week to integrate music intoRead More
If you have been watching “Glee” since its premiere in 2009, you have, despite the inconsistent writing in its later years, fallen in love with the characters and the musical numbers, shed a tear over one of the heartwarming speeches given by Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison), or learned a lesson about life from one of the many real-life issues tackled by the show. These are reasons why its 100th episode, which focuses on the dismembering of the Glee club, marks the end of an era, as the rest of the seriesRead More