Casting Notes: Laverne Cox Busts Out of Prison, Milo Ventimiglia is an Ogre, and more…

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The Mindy Project. Mindy Kaling’s FOX sitcom is getting a visit from one of the girls from Litchfield prison: Laverne Cox. The Emmy-nominated Orange is the New Black co-star will guest in an upcoming episode as the cousin of Tamra (Xosha Roquemore). (E!)

Stalker. MIra Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) will have a recurring role in the CBS crime drama as an FBI agent who once ran the very unit central to the show. (Deadline)

Gotham. Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls, Heroes) has signed on to FOX’s DC super hero show in a recurring part as a serial killer called “The Ogre.” (THR)

Rogue. Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Trauma) is coming to Season 3 of DirecTV’s drama starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser. He’ll play a gang leader. (Deadline)


Untitled Dana Klein comedy pilot. Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) has been cast in the lead of FOX’s untitled comedy pilot from Dana Klein (Friends). She’ll play “a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law.” (Deadline)

Brothers in Atlanta. Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live) has been added to the cast in a recurring role on this HBO comedy pilot executive produced by Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live). Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) will co-write and co-star as struggling entertainers in Atlanta. As previously reported, Jaden Smith (Pinkett/Smith-spawn) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) will have recurring roles. (Deadline)

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