Casting Scoops: Alexander to 'Criminal Minds,' Bateman to 'Psych,' Brolin to 'SVU,' and More!
Stop what you’re doing and read this exclusive casting roundup I
just compiled. Seriously, it’ll be the most important thing you do all
• Jason Alexander has booked a killer (ha!) guest stint on CBS’
Criminal Minds. “It’s a really crazy role,” says executive producer Ed
Bernero. “He’s going to come in and turn himself in, but we have no
idea who his victims are. So we have to reverse profile.” The episode’s
slated to kick off November sweeps.
Streisand Brolin is headed to Law & Order: SVU, where
he’ll play an ex-military man with a connection to Chris Meloni’s
Stabler in the show’s season premiere. The episode will also feature
Chris Elliott as a stalkerish-looking dude who’s accused of being — OMFG! — a stalker.
• Justine Bateman, who’s turning into quite the serial guest star of
late (see also Men in Trees, Desperate Housewives, etc), is adding an episode of Psych to her ever-expanding resume. She’ll play
Victoria, the long-discussed-but-never-seen estranged wife of Det.
Lassiter (Timothy Omundson). Psych kicks off its third season on July
18. But you already knew that.
• Prison Break is adding a new branch to Jodi Lyn O’Keefe’s family
tree this season. Producers are looking for an actress to play
Gretchen’s sister, a run-of-the-mill suburban mom who’s less than thrilled to get a visit from her sis. And I’d be heading into
serious spoiler territory if I told you why that is. So I won’t.
See, aren’t you glad you stopped what you were doing? Thought so. Now, tell
me: Which of these casting scoopbits are you most (and least) excited
about? The comments section is open and ready to accept your votes!