Bryan Cranston has some free time now that he's done filming Breaking Bad
, so how about a return trip to How I Met Your Mother
? And Ana Ortiz is set to guest star on Revenge
. Read on for all details, including casting announcements for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
, The Neighbors
, Blue Bloods
, American Dad
, The Big Bang Theory
, The Mindy Project
and Two and a Half Men
-- and which of these shows is Kim Kardashian making an appearance on?
Bryan Cranston returning to How I Met Your Mother:
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CBS tweeted out the news
: "Casting News! @BryanCranston returns to #HIMYM later this fall as Hammond Druthers! #BreakingMOTHER." He's reprising his role as Druthers, who is Ted's former boss, during season 9. It's unknown if he'll be recurring or if it's just a guest role.
Ana Ortiz ready for damage control on Revenge:
The Devious Maids
star has a guest role in one episode of season 3. She'll be playing Bizzy Preston, who's described by TVLine
as a "confident, fearless public relations specialist" who Conrad brings in to help with damage control for the Graysons.
Patton Oswalt going head to head with Andy Samberg on Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
His character is Fire Marshal Boone, and he and Andy Samberg's character Det. Jake Peralta end up "butting heads," according to Entertainment Weekly
, after he goes to investigate a suspicious fire -- apparently, Boone and Peralta have a history.
Reginald VelJohnson and Meredith Baxter show up for the holidays on The Neighbors:
The Family Matters
actor and Family Ties
actress have been cast as Jackie Joyner-Kersee's parents. To make it even better, EW reports
that they'll be appearing in the ABC comedy's Thanksgiving episode.
Charisma Carpenter bringing her charisma to Blue Bloods:
The Former Buffy
star is guest starring as Marianne Romano who used to be the popular girl in school, but now she's very much a needy person. TV Guide notes
that she has a history with Danny (the two had a fling together years ago). When she tries calling on him for help, it ends up not working out the way she hoped it would. Carpenter tweeted
, "Playing 'Marianne' on @BlueBloods_CBS is the most fun I have had w a character in a long time. Staten Island accent and a lot of leopard!"
Kim Kardashian lending her voice to American Dad:
Her character is a furry alien, and EW is reporting
that she and Roger end up falling in love after her spaceship crashes in Langley Falls. But the relationship won't be as easy-going as had hoped. Kim Kardashian as an alien? Yeah, sounds about right.
Jack Coleman joins Scandal:
The former Heroes
star has signed on for a recurring role in season 3 -- he'll first show up in an October episode. But unfortunately, TV Guide notes
that his character's involvement is currently a secret to those of us outside the Shonda Rhimes bubble.
Kate Micucci returning to The Big Bang Theory:
She's reprise her role as the socially inept Lucy, who was briefly Raj's love interest last season. She's appearing in episode 8, set to air on November 14. While not a lot is known at this point, we do know that she'll "bump into Penny" during her return, according to The Hollywood Reporter
, though whether or not that means she'll talk with Raj is unclear.
Kendra Wilkinson to guest star on The Mindy Project:
Yet another big name guest star is joining the new season of the FOX comedy. Mindy Kaling told Us Weekly
, "[It's a] funny little part and my friend Jeremy [Bronson] wrote [it]. A really funny script and she's in it!" A source said Wilkinson "will be playing a character" as opposed to a fictional version of herself. "Mindy is a huge fan of Kendra's and asked her to do one episode. Kendra is so excited!"
D.B. Sweeney is Lyndsey's love interest on Two and a Half Men:
The actor is playing Larry, the new boyfriend of Courtney Thorne-Smith's character, in one episode. He seems like a pretty good guy, as The Hollywood Reporter describes him
as someone who isn't "slimy or fake."
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