Casting Bits: Whoopi Goldberg in 'The Middle', 'Breaking Bad' Star Gets Animated in 'Archer'
Casting Bits: Whoopi Goldberg in 'The Middle', 'Breaking Bad' Star Gets Animated in 'Archer'
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
In today's casting roundup, a comedy series makes way for several rivals while someone might come between a blossoming romance. Read on to find out more. 

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Whoopi Goldberg to guest star on The Middle: The award-winning comedian and moderator of The View will be appearing as Sue's (Eden Her) guidance counselor, according to show runner DeAnna Heline, who also revealed at the recent Television Critics Association Session in Pasadena that, "she's been a huge fan of the show."

Greg Kinnear stirs drama on Modern Family: Phil Dunphy will be dealing with some tough competition this season. According to Access Hollywood, Kinnear guest stars as a business associate who kisses Phil's wife Claire while Ellen Barkin will surface as Phil's nemesis when it comes to the real estate business. Also appearing this season is  Bobby Cannavale, who is slated to play Cam's former partner during his Fizbo days. 

Jonathan Groff heads to The Good Wife: The Glee actor will appear as a plaintiff whose sister has been missing in Syria. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Groff's episode  is expected to air towards the end of January. 

Erin Richards to join the cast of Breaking In: The British actress, who was initially cast to play the  assistant of Contra's new boss (Megan Mullally), is in talks to come on board the FOX comedy series as a new regular, reports Deadline.com. Breaking In, which was canceled last May and resurrected three months later, will be part of the network's Tuesday comedy lineup.

Perrey Reeves to come between Tony and Ziva on NCIS? TV Guide reports that the Entourage actress has been cast to play Tony's (Michael Weatherly) former fiancee Wendy. According to producer Gary Glasberg, "Wendy has been mentioned many times over the last couple of years, and now we'll finally get to meet her. Wendy needed to possess all the qualities Tony would look for in a woman and then some. ... We hit the jackpot: Perrey has just the right combination of sass, wit, intelligence and pathos to bring 'Baltimore Wendy' to life. Everyone at NCIS is thrilled she's joining us." 

Morena Baccarin seeks revenge on The Mentalist:  According to TV Guide, the Homeland actress will reprise her role as Erica Flynn, a con artist Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) sent to jail. While Erica clearly has a wicked agenda for Jane, Baccarin simply adores Baker. 

Bryan Cranston gets animated on Archer: The Huffington Post reveals that the Breaking Bad star will grace the animated spy comedy's two-part season finale. He'll play an "earnest, conscientious astronaut" named Commander Drake. 

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