Today’s update is a little delayed because of my day job, but here is the news as its stands for today:
Actress Natalie Zea (Justified) will guest star in the J.J. Abrams/CBS pilot called Person of Interest, playing a district attorney whose investigation of a particularly troubling homicide may cost her life. The pilot stars Lost alum Michael Emerson as a billionaire who recruits a presumed-dead CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to catch violent criminals in New York. Taraji P. Henson co-stars. (Adam Bryant at TV Guide)
Actress Ashley Crow (Heroes) has been cast as Jane Blake in the CW drama pilot Secret Circle, as the main character Cassie’s (Britt Robertson from Life Unexpected) grandmother. The pilot centers on young teen from California, Cassie Blake (Robertson), who is forced to move to her grandmother’s in New Salem, Maine, after her mother’s death. Soon, she learns that she is a member of the town’s secret coven of witches. (Tierney Bricker at Zap2It)
BOX OFFICE NEWS
Young Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is linked to the big screen adaptation of Cat Patrick’s novel called Forgotten. She is expected to appear as Sleeping Beauty. No other specifics are known at this time. (Deadline and First Showing)
Q&A SECTION (with Michael Ausiello at TV Line and Adam Bryant at TV Guide)
Question: Any scoop on next week’s No Ordinary Family finale? —Chris
Ausiello: A series regular perishes and we’ll get an answer to the show’s biggest mystery: How did the Powell clan get their powers?
Question: Please, give us some Chuck scoop! Man, I hate this hiatus. —Ceci
Ausiello: Yeah, well, you may hate this next scoop more: In this season’s penultimate episode on May 9, “Something terrible happens to someone we love,” reveals EP Chris Fedak. In potentially related news, the show is casting the role of Clyde Decker, a “determined and remorseless CIA agent who will go to any lengths and spare no expense — or life — in order to keep the CIA’s secrets buried.” His nickname? The Eraser. Um, yikes much?!
Question: Thanks for the awesome scoop about Ben Lawson’s upcoming stint on Covert Affairs. Have anything else to share about the second season? —Tristina
Ausiello: How about some more casting scoop? General Hospital and Privileged star Ignacio Serricchio has signed on to guest star in episode 2.02 as an alleged member of the Italian AISE that Annie is tasked with exchanging for a captured CIA operative. In the same episode, The Shield‘s Benito Martinez plays the Deputy Director of Argentine Military Intelligence and an old chum of Joan’s (Kari Matchett). When the aforementioned exchange goes awry, their friendship is put to the test.
Question: Got any good scoop about Hawaii Five-0? Is Jenna Kaye going to hang around for a while? — Susan
ADAM: That’s the plan. In fact, she might be taking Chin Ho’s place on the team! I’m hearing that the final episodes of the season will reopen the matter of Chin’s unjust removal from the police force, and that he may finally get the reinstatement he deserves. Will he be able to turn down their juicy offer?
Question: When will Bones wrap up the serial killer story arc? — Jeff
ADAM: Executive producer Stephen Nathan promises that the hunt for Jacob Broadsky will be resolved in this season’s penultimate episode. Helping (or hurting?) Booth and Brennan will be a female twentysomething special agent whose inexperience ultimately puts Booth directly in Broadsky’s crosshairs.
Question: I love NCIS: Los Angeles. Got any details about the end of the season? — Tyler
ADAM: The show is hoping to land a big name actress for three episodes before the season’s up. The character in question is described as a no-nonsense natural leader, who despite rarely letting her guard down, is actually vulnerable and deeply caring. The question is: For whom will she be letting her guard down?
That’s it. Enjoy!