Happy Sunday! We’ve got some exciting renewals and guest star news for you this week, along with tons more pilot casting. Grab your coffee and get ready …
Excited about Game of Thrones? HBO will show a 15-minute sneak peek on April 3.
Bad news: If you’re one of the very few people watching The Cape, you’ll have to watch the last episode online.
Hey, Vampire Diaries fans! Steven Amell (Brady) has joined Hung, along with Leven Rambin.
Josh Holloway will guest star on the season finale of Community! More exciting guest stars: Gary Cole is returning to Chuck; Liz Vassey to Castle; John Stamos and Terrence Howard to SVU; Enrique Murciano will be on NCIS.
Breaking In, which premieres in April, has added Michael Rosenbaum as a regular. This is the new Christian Slater show, so I am obliged to mention yet again that I miss The Forgotten.
Summer show Rizzoli & Isles is adding some new characters, but it doesn’t sound like they’re cast yet.
HBO is doing a comedy pilot with Ed Burns about a bunch of friends turning forty.
The Ashley Judd and Jenna Elfman news from last week is now definite.
Tons more pilot casting for you this week. Soon every actor in Hollywood will be cast in something and these columns will get less ridiculously long. One hopes.
The Assistants adds Emily Rutherford.
Awakening will star Lucy Griffiths.
Bent will star David Walton.
Chicks and Dicks (is that the real title now?) casts Hannah Simone.
Cooper and Stone will star Alex Breckenridge.
Council of Dads adds Kyle Bornheimer.
Family Album casts Damaris Diaz.
Hart of Dixie will star Jaime King.
Home Game adds Ken Marino.
Home Grown (which may be getting a new name?) will star Becki Newton. This doesn’t exactly bode well for Newton’s Love Bites.
House of Cards will star and be produced by Kevin Spacey.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter adds Jaime Pressly.
Iceland casts Krysta Rodriguez.
Little in Common adds Gabrielle Union.
My Freakin’ Family will star Ellen Woglom, Ravi Patel, and Christopher Rich.
Other People’s Kids will star Jesse Bradford.
Over/Under will star Steven Pasquale.
Pan Am will star Christina Ricci.
Person of Interest will star Taraji P. Henson and James Caviezel.
Revenge will star Nick Wechsler.
Smash, which seems like it’s going to have the biggest cast ever, has added Anjelica Huston.
Smothered adds Marcia Gay Harden.
Suburgatory casts Allie Grant.
Switched at Birth has added Marlee Matlin (yay!) as a recurring guest star and made Sean Berdy a regular.
Tagged adds Robin Givens.
Two Broke Girls will star Beth Behrs.
Work It adds Rebecca Mader.
The untitled Whitney Cummings show adds Zoe Lister-Jones.
Sarah Paulson – one of my favorites – will star in another of those as-yet-untitled comedies.
That show about the detective who remembers everything will star Poppy Montgomery.
Another untitled drama will star Jennifer Ehle. Elizabeth Bennet! Whee!
Rob Schneider’s untitled pilot adds Nadine Velazquez, Tony Plana, and Lupe Ontiveros.
Another untitled comedy that sounds kind of like Sports Night will star Danny Comden.