Casting Notes: Mistresses, Jane the Virgin, Person of Interest

Continuing/Returning Shows

Mistresses. Jennifer Esposito has signed on to be a series regular on the ABC drama as ” an uber-fabulous and larger-than-life woman with a wicked sense of humor and style. Calista is the creative director of a luxury fashion brand and has the high-class socialite lifestyle that goes with it. A look beneath the surface reveals a lonely woman whose fun eccentricities cloak a darker, more devious nature. Calista will become Joss’ (Jes Macallan) friend, mentor and surrogate sister — drawing Joss deeper and deeper into a world of secrets and betrayal.” (THR)

Jane the Virgin. Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) will guest star on the CW’s freshman hit as “a woman who will play a vital role in Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael’s (Justin Baldoni) blossoming relationship. (Wrap)

Person of Interest. Daily Show vet Aasif Mandvi has landed a more serious role guesting on the CBS drama as a “bright but demanding” tech CEO. (THR)

Upcoming Shows

Shannara. The cast continues to grow for MTV’s series based on Terry Brooks’ book series about a magical family living thousands of years after the end of civilization. Brooke Williams (Spartacus: Blood & Sand) and Marcus Vanco (Unbroken) have joined the cast as well as “Australian soap star” Daniel MacPherson. Williams will play an elf handmaiden and best friend to Amberle (Poppy Drayton), one of the main characters. Vanco will play a man who has mysterious visions and may be “key to saving the Four Lands.” (THR)

Mr. Robinson. Meagan Good (Deception) has replaced previously cast Lenora Crichlow (A to Z) in a recurring role in NBC’s as-yet-unscheduled sitcom with Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) as a music teacher. Good will play a Wall Street trader turned English teacher. (THR)



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