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Continuing and Returning Shows

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) who plays Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse has been promoted to series regular on the ABC/Marvel joint. (TVLine)

Castle. Linda Park (Star Trek: Enterprise) will partner up with Stana Katic’s unwilling NYPD detective Kate Beckett as a “hot shot Hong Kong cop” on the ABC crime drama. (TVLine)

Nashville. Christina Aguilera has landed a multi-episode arc on ABC’s music drama as “a chart-topping pop princess” who wants to break into country music. (TVLine)

Chicago Fire. Warren Christie (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) has booked a recurring role with the option to become a regular on the next season of the CBS drama as a new squad member and childhood friend of Severide (Taylor Kinney). (Deadline)

Devious Maids. Nathan Owens (Days of Our Lives) has been cast as a regular in the Lifetime drama’s third season. He’ll play a military vet returned to civilian life. (Deadline)

Upcoming Shows

Casual. The Jason Reitman single-camera comedy for Hulu has cast Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project) as the male lead next to Michaela Watkins. They’ll play a pair of dysfunctional siblings – a divorced mom and her bachelor brother is a bachelor – who move in together. (Deadline)

Apocalypse Slough. The UK series (coming to NBC) about a group of people waiting beneath the town of Slough for a comet to come and wipe everything out has added Lloyd Owen (Apollo 18) to the cast as the U.S. President. (Deadline)

Chicago Med. Law & Order’s S. Epatha Merkerson has been cast in a lead role in Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire spinoff. She’ll play the head of the hospital where the show will take place. (Deadline)

Pilots (by star)

Zach Gilford. The Friday Night Lights actor has been cast in ABC’s untitled drama pilot from Jenna Bans, one of the producers of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, about the return of a politician’s son who had been missing and presumed dead for over ten years. Gilford will pay the older brother. (Deadline)

Ed Oxenbould. The star of Alexander and the Terrible Blah Blah Blah… has been cast in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Chev & Bev reuniting Vacation’s Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as a pair of retired baby boomers who wind up having to raise their grandchildren. Oxenbould will play the oldest grandson. (Deadline)

Nadine Velazquez. The My Name is Earl co-star has a lead role in the NBC drama pilot Love is a Four Letter Word which “chronicles the collision of race, sexuality and gender roles when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test.” She’ll play a Cuban American unaware that her wife is thinking about getting back with her ex-husband. (Deadline)

Daniel London. The Minority Report actor will reprise his film role as Wally the Caretaker in FOX’s pilot adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller. (Deadline)

Natalie Martinez. The Under the Dome and CSI: NY actress will play the lead opposite Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-O) in NBC’s mystical martial arts drama pilot Warrior set in “a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu” where “a damaged heroine works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.” (Deadline)

Lance Gross. The Crisis star has also joined the aforementioned NBC pilot Warrior as an Interpol agent and former Navy SEAL who aids the heroine (Natalie Martinez). (Deadline)

Vanessa Williams. The Ugly Betty vet will co-star opposite Kevin Connolly in FOX’s comedy pilot Fantasy Life about the host of a fantasy football show. She’ll play the Senior Vice President of Programming at Connolly’s sports network. (Deadline)

Annie Potts. The Designing Women/Ghostbusters alu mwill co-star in ABC’s multicamera comedy pilot Family Fortune about a North Carolina gym teacher (comedian Fortune Feimster) who comes out of the closet to her family and friends. Potts will play Feimster’s southern belle mother. (THR)

Miranda Cosgrove. The iCarly star will costar in the untitled Suzanne Martin comedy pilot for NBC about two parents hose retirement plans go sour when their two daughters move back home. Cosgrove will play the youngest daughter, a socially awkward Ph.D. in astrophysics. (THR)

Jemaine Clement. The Flight of the Conchords‘ co-star has booked a guest/recurring role in Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO comedy pilot Divorce co-starring Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon. He’ll play a literature professor and friend to Parker who is going through a long divirce with Church. (Deadline)

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