What brings a ‘One Tree Hill’ beauty to Mystic Falls? Who’s about to shoot the ‘$#*!’ with the Shat? Which hoops star was bad to ‘Good Wife’? We’ve rounded up the latest TV casting stories.
WHERE WOLF?: ‘One Tree Hill/’SVU’ alum Michael McManus has booked a multi-episode arc on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ playing a gal pal of Mason’s who comes to Mystic Falls looking for her MIA friend. Who will have the heart to tell her what happened to the hunk? (Movieline)
‘CHAOS’ AGENT: ‘That ’70s’ dad, Kurtwood Smith, has joined the cast of the CBS midseason drama ‘Chaos,’ replacing Stephen Rea (‘The Crying Game’) in the role of a covert government agency director. ‘Chaos’ stars Freddy Rodriguez as a rookie CIA operative assigned to spy on some fellow team members. (Deadline)
CYBILL’S WAR: Cybill Shepherd – who soon can be seen as Julie Benz’s mom on ABC’s ‘No Ordinary Family‘ – also has booked a gig on CBS’ ‘$#*! My Dad Says.’ On the Nov. 18 episode of the freshman laffer, she’ll guest as a life coach who winds up squaring off against William Shatner’s character. (TVGuide.com)
NO BULL: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was a no-show for a cameo he was to film for CBS’ ‘The Good Wife‘ this week. Thus far, there has been no explanation as to why he declined to board his pre-arranged flight to NYC. (New York Post)