Which two actors are bringing to ‘Castle’ a touch of magic and a bit of Heat? Who is ‘Bones’ big new bad? Which soap star might get ‘Gossip Girl’ in a lather? We’ve got your round-up of those casting news items and others.
STORMING ‘CASTLE‘: Magically transporting from ‘Brothers & Sisters’ to ‘Castle,’ Gilles Marini will guest-star on the ABC crime-drama as Tobias Strange, a world-famous magician who becomes a suspect in a murder, says TVGuide.com; he’ll air sometime in January 2011. Also on ‘Castle,’ that ’70s girl, Laura Prepon, has been cast as the actress hired to play Nikki Heat in the big-screen adaptation of Rick’s novel, says EW.com.
‘BONES‘ RATTLER: ‘The Mummy’s Arnold Vosloo has been cast on ‘Bones’ in the role of this season’s big baddie – Jacob Ripkin Broadasky, a sniper who will be accused of killing a recurring character. He’ll appear in several episodes starting in early ’11, says EW.
NEW ‘GOSSIP’: ‘Spin City’s Michael Boatman is joining ‘Gossip Girl‘ early next year as a powerful business tycoon/associate of Chuck’s father, MovieLine reports. ‘One Life To Live’s Tika Sumpter will play his beautiful daughter.
‘LOST’ STAR GOES UNDERCOVER: Alan Dale (aka ‘Lost’s Charles Widmore) has landed a recurring role on NBC’s ‘Undercovers,’ playing Shaw’s boss/the man who first brought the Blooms into the CIA fold. He’ll first be heard in Episode 8, says TVGuide.com.