An Arrested Development scene-stealer. A lesbian foe for Kyra Sedgwick. An acid-tongued Scrubs actress. A Rock star. What do they all have in common? They’re headlining the latest installment of Casting Scoops!
• Oscar winner Anjelica Huston is being summoned back to Medium to reprise her role as Allison’s ex-boss, Cynthia Keener, later this season. Additionally, Arrested Development patriarch Jeffrey Tambor will play a mysterious man who shows up at the Dubois house in a May episode.
• CSI: NY has collared tube legend Ed Asner to appear in a late April episode. He’ll play a clockmaker who’s trying to keep a lid on his mysterious past.
• Seacrest is no longer the busiest guy in showbiz. That title now belongs to Dean Winters. In the coming weeks, the Oz grad will be reprising roles on four shows: 30 Rock, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Life on Mars and Rescue Me. Oh, and he was also just cast in the ABC drama pilot Happy Town.
• The Closer is adding some new blood in its fifth season. Producers are casting the possibly recurring role of Mikki, a lesbian cop who clashes with Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick). And by clashes I mean they make out! (Just kidding. I think.)
• Further proof that this is probably the last season of Scrubs: Bill Lawrence has tapped his real-life wife, Christa Miller, to join the cast of his ABC comedy pilot, Cougar Town. Miller will play Courteney Cox’s BFF. Also coming to Town are Aliens in America’s Dan Byrd (as Cox’s son) and Busy Phillips (as Cox’s other BFF.)
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