“Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Taye Diggs has signed onto another medical show, plus Andrew Dice Clay’s Showtime’s comedy nabs a cameo from an Oscar winner. Also in Monday’s casting roundup, Tim Kring’s USA pilot fills out with “Nurse Jackie” and “House of Cards” alums.
The Broadway vet will have a multi-episode arc as Dr. Mike Boyce, a world-renowned infectious disease doctor based in Miami and the longtime best friend of Chestnut’s title character. While Mike (Diggs) is brought in to consult on a case, he catches the eye of Detective Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) — much to Rosewood’s surprise.
Diggs’ first episode is slated for November, but his casting had been teased as far back as this summer during the show’s Television Critics Association press day panel. “I went up to [series creator Todd Harthan’s] office the other day; he had Taye Diggs on speed dial,” Chestnut joked then about worrying he’d be recast by his “The Best Man” co-star, since Diggs has experience with the scripts’ medical jargon after “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“Rosewood,” which airs Wednesdays on Fox, is from Temple Hill in association with 20th Century Fox Television. In addition to Harthan, exec producers are Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Diggs is repped by ICM; Authentic Management; Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.; and Burt Goldstein and Co.
Adrien Brody will have a cameo in an episode of Andrew Dice Clay’s Showtime comedy. The semi-autobiographical series has also added “Goodfellas” alums Lorraine Bracco as a Vegas overlord who owns Dice’s gambling debts, and Kevin Corrigan as Milkshake, Dice’s best friend and right-hand man. The series is created by Scot Armstrong and is set to premiere in 2016.
USA has announced additional cast members for “The Wilding,” executive producer’s Tim Kring and writer/creator Silka Luisa’s two-hour backdoor pilot from Universal Cable Productions. Dominic Fumusa (“Nurse Jackie”) will play George, an enigmatic drifter that tracks down a former psychiatrist to confront past wrongs. LisaGay Hamilton (“House of Cards”) will play Dr. Emily Bergom, a pharmaceutical researcher and mother of three who becomes desperate to assert her sanity when she begins to experience auditory hallucinations that place her family and career in jeopardy. Antonio Jaramillo (“Shades of Blue”) will take on the role of Carlos, a recovering drug addict and teacher who is married to series lead, Jordana Spiro’s Margaret. Nadia Alexander (“Fan Girl”) will play Kayla Hayes, Margaret’s 17-year-old who restarts her life after being released from a mental health facility.