'Samantha Who?' Cast Gets Bigger
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Samantha Who?, the sitcom about a hit-and-run victim who develops full retrograde amnesia and has to rediscover her life after being in a coma for eight days, has delighted viewers with a cast of colorful characters for its first 15 episodes. Christina Applegate, who plays titular character Sam, has charmed viewers with her struggle with memory loss, while Barry Watson has entertained fans as Sam's ex-boyfriend Todd Deepler.  Then there's also Jean Smart, who plays Sam's mom Regina, Jennifer Esposito as Sam's co-worker Andrea, Melissa McCarthy as Sam's childhood friend Dena, and Kevin Dunn Howard as Sam's dad.

While the current cast of Samantha Who? may be enough to keep viewers in tune for the upcoming second season, the producers of the ABC series have decided to add more characters in attempt to give more zest to the show.

Warning: May contain spoilers.

According to TV Guide, Samantha Who? is currently casting three new roles to debut next season. First up is Dr. Andy Adams, Sam's dorky yet adorable neurologist who, once her insurance stops covering her treatments, finally gets the chance he's been waiting for to ask her out on a date.

While Andy's storyline offers a very promising romantic plot, fans should not expect a clear path ahead of him because producers of the show are also looking for someone to portray yet another love interest for Sam.  Enter Owen, a neat but extremely wealthy “Bruce Wayne type of guy who's catnip to the ladies.”

Last but not the least, there's Seth, a “sloppy goofball who answers to the name "Dude" as often as the name "Seth."

Although producers of Samantha Who? have not yet confirmed which actors they have hired for these three roles, TV Guide hints that one of the roles might possibly go to an actor who's known as the big-screen sidekick of a current House regular.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: TV Guide
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