Tonight TV news has been running rampant, so we've decided to package a bunch of casting updates and developments into one bite sized edition that includes:
- A star of MTV's Teen Wolf will be joining Revenge's second season as the next addition among The Hamptons' elite.
- ABC's Last Resort adds a Pan Am and Scrubs star as a recurring guest star.
- The possible spin-off of The Office focusing on Dwight called The Farm casts the Shrute sister.
- Ron Howard will go from behind the microphone to in front of the camera once more for Arrested Development.
- The Observers descend upon Fringe in the latest teaser for the final season.
First up, the cast of Revenge has just gained one more new face in the form of actor JR Bourne. The parent of Allison on MTV's hit supernatural drama Teen Wolf, Bourne will be playing a "magnetic and self-assured" member of The Hamptons named Kenny who is said to be hiding behind his wealth.
What exactly he's hiding from remains to be the key question and whether or not he's a member of the Grayson Global Conspiracy that Emily has vowed to take down has yet to be determined. Revenge returns on Sunday September 30th at 9PM only on ABC. [TV Line]
Speaking of ABC, Michael Mosley has been a strong star for the network in recent years despite never getting a gig that has lasted too long. Now, Mosley seems to be investing in a possible future with the new series Last Resort. The actor has signed on as a recurring guest star for two episodes of the show's first season, which follows a nuclear submarine called the U.S.S. Colorado who take over an island and declare themselves an independent state after they disobey an order of which they are told to kill over four million people in a foreign land.
Mosley will be joining as a member of the Colorado named Chief Engineer Adams, who gains pressure from main character Marcus (Andre Braugher) when he's ordered to turn on a prototype cloaking device known by its codename Perseus. What other responsibilities Mosley will have in the future, and if his role will be expanded, is currently unknown. Co-starring Autumn Reeser, Scott Speedman, Jessy Schram and more, Last Resort premieres Thursday September 27th at 8PM. [TV Guide]
Jumping networks, we head over to NBC where the Peacock is getting a pilot together for the possible spin-off of their comedy hit The Office. The spin-off is set to focus on Dwight and his family on their beet farm, with the title simply being called The Farm. And today, the potential series received an expansion as actress Majandra Delfino joined the pilot as Dwight's sister Fannie Shrute.
Fannie is described as a "pseudo-intellectual lefty younger sister" for Dwight, who will hopefully add a great chemistry to bounce off of returning actor Rainn Wilson. Delfino has previously seen roles in WB's Roswell and Quarterlife, while ex-Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein has written the pilot script for The Farm. No word yet on whether or not the comedy will be picked up. [EW]
In the final bit of casting news, Arrested Development has been adding a slew of guest stars for its upcoming Season 4 revival on Netflix including the main trio from Comedy Central's Workaholics and a major recurring role for Mad Men's John Slattery. Now one regular role will be returning to in front of the camera for the second time in the series' history: Ron Howard.
The always heard narrator of the cult-smash comedy made a brief appearance at the very end of the series finale, in which he told cousin Maeby that the Bluth family story might make a good movie. So could the now college-bound Bluth be trying to shop around a script? Howard wouldn't reveal much but said in an interview, "I'm showing up again at some point. So, I'm going to have to film that soon which will be kind of fun. Usually I'm a little too busy, but, with Mitch and 'Arrested Development,' it’s irresistible."
Season 4 debuts at an undetermined time on Netflix in 2013, with all 10 episodes hitting the streaming service at the same time. [Huff Po]
Finally FOX has debuted the newest trailer for the final season of Fringe, which recaps ultimately what the team knows about the intelligent Observers while also warning what's to come following the flashforward as the race wages war on all humans:
Fringe kicks off its final stretch on September 28th on FOX.