Casting Bits: de Rossi on 'Scandal,' Fairley on 'Resurrection' and More
Casting Bits: de Rossi on 'Scandal,' Fairley on 'Resurrection' and More
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
With the fall season fast approaching, many shows are adding to their casts, with numerous stars in big recurring roles. From Scandal, Resurrection, Revenge and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC to Danny's mom on The Mindy Project and more, here are some exciting new casting bits.

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Portia de Rossi on Scandal

Ellen Degeneres tweeted that her wife, Arrested Development and Ally McBeal star Portia de Rossi, will join the cast of Scandal's fourth season for a "top secret arc." She should fit right in with the stylish Olivia Pope.

Michelle Fairley on Resurrection

Fairley has been keeping quite busy since the Red Wedding on Game of Thrones. The former Catelyn Stark has appeared on Suits and 24: Live Another Day, and her new gig is as a woman who comes back from the dead on ABC's Resurrection. She'll play Margaret Langston for the entire second season, the mother of Henry and Fred (Kurtwood Smith and Matt Craven) who died many years ago, but comes back as one of the Returned.

Lucy Lawless on SHIELD

Xena will soon be joining the Marvel universe. Lucy Lawless, best known for playing Xena: Warrior Princess and a Cylon on Battlestar Galactica, is joining the cast of Agents of SHIELD for a mysterious role in season 2. She's played good and evil characters in the past, so she could easily be friend or foe to the SHIELD team.

Brian Hallisay on Revenge

The Hamptons will get yet another attractive man to possibly pursue Emily Thorne on Revenge. The show's fourth season will add Brian Hallisay (Mistresses, The Client List, Privileged) as Ben, a friend of Jack's and a local cop. Needless to say, he'll quickly get drawn into Emily's web of lies.

Rhea Perlman on The Mindy Project

Four-time Emmy winner Rhea Perlman (Cheers) will be adding some spice to the third season of FOX's The Mindy Project. She'll have a recurring role as Danny's mother. If you're keeping track at home, this means that between this show and The Newsroom, Chris Messina's TV moms range from Perlman to Jane Fonda.

John Boyd on Bones

Booth is getting a new sidekick. John Boyd, best known as CTU analyst Arlo on the eighth season of 24, will join the cast of Bones season 10 as James Aubrey, an ambitious young FBI agent working with Booth. Coincidentally, Boyd is the second member of the 24 season 8 cast to work with Booth, following Freddie Prinze, Jr. last season.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner on Sons of Anarchy

Finally, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known as Theo on The Cosby Show and, more recently, as Shirley's ex-husband on Community, is coming to the seventh and final season of FX's Sons of Anarchy. He will play the right-hand man to the president of the Grim Bastards, a rival motorcycle club. Fans may recall that the Grim Bastards' president's cousin was the man who killed Opie in prison.


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