TV Casting News
21st Century Munsters
Like it or not, Bryan Fuller's Munsters TV reboot (titled Mockingbird Lane) has secured its leading cast. Lily and Herman Munster will be played by Portia de Rossi and Jerry O'Connell respectively, with Grandpa Munster being re-imagined by none other than Eddie Izzard. Charity Wakefield and Mason Cook play youngsters Marilyn and Eddie, while Beth Grant (Donnie Darko) will portray the creepy family's curious and wheelchair-bound neighbor. A mixed bag, that's for sure, but there's a whole lot of talent here.
Romano Joins Parenthood
After his short-lived series Men of a Certain Age, Ray Romano will guest star on several episodes of the NBC drama Parenthood, beginning his run with the Season 4 premiere on Sept. 11. Romano will enter the show as a photographer who turns Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark's (Jason Ritter) relationship into a muddled love triangle. This is all well and good, but I can't be alone in hoping that Romano lands another recurring gig soon.
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Jeanne Tripplehorn to Primetime Procedural
Jeanne Tripplehorn, following her declaration that "there's not a lot out there right now," will hop onto Criminal Minds as an FBI profiler and Season 8 regular. Apparently starring in Big Love for so long has skewed Tripplehorn's view of traditional, by-the-numbers TV writing. So she joins Criminal Minds...? Sounds like somebody needs a paycheck.
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Pellegrino Goes Grimm
Lost and Dexter vet Mark Pellegrino will join the second season of NBC's fairy tale procedural Grimm, which picks back up on August 13. Yes, you guessed it: Pellegrino will play a man who is secretly some kind of creature with an unpronouncable name, and this time it's a "coyotl," or a coyote-like monster.
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