What brings Superman’s wife to Bon Temps? Why is ‘NCIS’ about to say, “Hi, Bob”? Which ‘Glee’ newbie is singing a happy tune? We’ve rounded up the latest flurry of TV casting news.
‘TRUE’ BEAUTY: ‘Dexter’ alumna Courtney Ford – aka the wife of Superman Brandon Routh – has joined HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ in the role of Andy’s sister, Portia Bellefleur, a Southern stunner who runs a law practice. (Deadline)
Hi, BOB!: TV icon Bob Newhart will guest-star on a January episode of CBS’ ‘NCIS‘ as a “shrewd, eccentric” medical examiner who comes out of retirement and in doing so crosses paths with David McCallum’s Ducky in an interesting way. (EW.com)
THIS MEANS WARBLER!: Coming off a warm reception this week in his ‘Glee‘ debut, Darren Criss (who plays Kurt’s new friend, Blaine) is in talks to get promoted from recurring player to series regular. Watch Darren’s debut episode here. (Deadline)
FAREWELL HUNG?: Alanna Ubach, who plays Thomas Jane’s neighbor on ‘Hung,’ will appear in multiple episodes of TNT’s ‘Men Of A Certain Age‘ this coming season, as a possible romantic interest for Ray Romano’s character. (EW.com)
GEE, WHO’S NOT IN ‘CLEVELAND’?: Guest stars on tap for Season 2 of TV Land’s ‘Hot In Cleveland‘ include series star Valerie Bertinelli’s ‘One Day At a Time‘ momma, Bonnie Franklin; Melanie Griffith (‘Nip/Tuck’), Illeana Douglas, Wayne Knight (‘Seinfeld’), John Schneider (‘Desperate Housewives’), Sherri Shepherd (‘The View’) and Jack Wagner (‘The Bold and the Beautiful’).