You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Landau to find himself in ‘Trace’ guest stint

Sinise investigates 'CSI: New York' gig

Oscar-winning thesp Martin Landau is visiting a place he hasn’t been in a very long time: episodic television.

Landau has inked a deal to appear in at least three episodes of CBS’ Thursday night drama “Without a Trace.” He’ll play Anthony LaPaglia’s father, a man who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Thesp continues to keep busy, having recently appeared in the features “Hollywood Homicide” and “The Majestic.” He’ll next appear in “The Aryan Couple.”

Meanwhile, on the pilot casting front, CBS remains in early discussions with Gary Sinise about starring in its upcoming “CSI: New York.”

Also, Madchen Amick (“Twin Peaks”) has been cast as the romantic lead opposite John Stamos in that thesp’s untitled ABC comedy. And Peter Facinelli, most recently living life in the “Fast Lane,” has been cast in Fox’s untitled undercover high school drama.

Amick, who recently guest starred on “Ed,” will play Kylie in the Stamos laffer. Show, from 20th Century Fox TV and Brad Grey TV, revolves around a blind date that unfolds throughout the entire TV season.

Facinelli, meanwhile, will play a government agent who oversees the young female cop dispatched inside a high school. Drama comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.

In other castings announced Friday:

  • Matthew Josten (“JAG”) has been cast as Bo, while Oliver Davis (“ER”) will play Jack, in ABC’s untitled sitcom starring comedian Rodney Carrington. Touchstone-produced laffer is based on Carrington’s standup routine.

  • Kate Levering (“Martin & Lewis”) has joined the cast of UPN’s “Kevin Hill” as Veronica. Touchstone/Icon drama stars Taye Diggs as an attorney who suddenly finds himself raising his niece.

  • Maggie Grace (“12 Mile Road”) has been added to the cast of ABC’s “Lost.” Touchstone drama follows plane crash survivors marooned on a desert island.

  • Michael Reilly Burke (“Cold Case”) has been added to the ensemble cast of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” Actor, whose credits also include recent feature “Stuck on You,” will play Rex Van DeKamp.

Meanwhile, the WB has confirmed that its Warner Bros. drama pilot “Rocky Point” has been rolled to midseason consideration.

Pilot production has been pushed to summer so that John Stockwell (who exec produces with Lizzy Weiss) can also direct the project.

(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)

More TV

  • "Raven's Home" Executive Producer, Eunetta Boone.

    Eunetta Boone, Showrunner and Creator of 'One on One,' Dies at 63

    Writer-producer Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 63. Boone was found dead at her home of an apparent heart attack. Boone had most recently worked as showrunner on the third season of the Disney [...]

  • Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Series

    Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Starring Dominic West Ahead of Series Mania

    The BBC and Masterpiece adaptation of “Les Miserables” will play on a numerous international channels after a raft of deals were sealed for the series, which features Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Lily Collins. Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic has been acquired by broadcasters in Scandinavia and southern Europe, and by several buyers [...]

  • Kevin Hart

    TV News Roundup: Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special Drops First Trailer

    In today’s roundup, Netflix releases the official trailer for the comedy special “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” and Josh Charles joins Showtime’s Roger Ailes series “The Loudest Voice.” DATES Season two of “Yellowstone,” starring Kevin Costner, will premiere on Paramount Network on June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The sophomore season will continue the story of rancher John Dutton [...]

  • adidas game of thrones

    5 New 'Game of Thrones' Collaborations Coming in Time for the Final Season

    Some of the biggest lifestyle brands in the world are jumping on the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon this spring, hoping to capitalize on the fandom and popularity of the HBO hit, as it enters its eighth and final season. From sneakers to spirits, these officially-licensed collaborations extend the characters and colors of the show beyond [...]

  • Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Joins Fox Comedy Pilot 'Richard Lovely'

    Nicole Richie has been cast in a series regular role in the Fox single-cam comedy pilot “Richard Lovely.” The project follows Richard Lovely (Thomas Lennon), the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse.” He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old [...]

  • Gabrielle Union Marketing Summit

    Gabrielle Union on Building a Brand as a ‘40-Year-Old Black Woman From Nebraska’

    When New York & Company approached Gabrielle Union to be their new brand ambassador and the face of her own clothing line, the actress reacted with “disbelief.” “We are not supposed to be getting those offers, I’m not supposed to be having a career resurgence, my value isn’t supposed to be this high,” Union explained [...]

  • Lachlan Murdoch

    New Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch Announces All Employees to Receive Stock in Company

    The new standalone entity Fox Corp. held a town hall on Thursday, just over a day after the official closing of the 21st Century Fox-Disney merger. Fox Corp. chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch led the meeting, at which sources say he announced that all employees would receive stock in the new company. The amount of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content