Christopher Backus has booked a guest-star role on “The Mentalist.” He will play a young grifter with a checkered past. Credits include “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Perception.”Katie Leclerc has signed on to Hallmark Channel telepic “The Confession.” Pic is based on the book by Beverly Lewis with Michael Landon Jr. Leclerc stars in the ABC Family skein “Switched at Birth.” Michael Nardelli is set to guest star on Lifetime series “The Client List.” He most recently produced “The Giant Mechanical Man,” starring Malin Akerman and Topher Grace. Cierra Ramirez has booked a series regular role in ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.” Credits include “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “My Own Worst Enemy.”
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