James Brolin has been cast as Jeff’s deadbeat father on “Community.”
TVLine reports, the Emmy winning actor will appear as Joel McHale’s Jeff dad on the Thanksgiving episode of the upcoming season.
“Community” returns Fri., Oct. 19 on NBC.
In other casting news…
“True Blood” star Adina Porter is set to guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The actress will play Dr. Ramsey in the second episode, which will be a flashback to how the doctors were rescued from the plane crash. [TV Guide]
“Parks and Recreation” alumna Natalie Morales has booked recurring on “90210.” [TVLine]
Sean “Diddy” Combs will guest star in the eight season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” [THR]
Hairspray actress Nikki Bonksy has joined the second season of “Smash,” with details of her character still to come. [Hollywood Life]
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Jeff Garlin has been cast in ”Arrested Development.”Garlin will play Mort Meyers in the fourth season of the series. [Paste]
HBO took the stage yesterday at the TCA press tour, the paid cable network announced Emmy nominated best comedy “Girls” and “Enlightened” second season will air January 2013.
Both series will air a second season of 10 episodes in 2013. “Girls” stars Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Krike, centers on the lives of 20-something girls living and working in New York City. The series was nominated for 5 Emmys in the Outstanding Comedy series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series categories.
“Enlightened” stars Laura Dern and Matt White, the show follows a woman (Laura Dern) who returns to her life as an executive at a global conglomerate after an embarrassing public meltdown.
Other highlights from HBO’s TCA conference:
Larry David will produce and star in a film directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Paul). It is not a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” movie. David will be busy with the movie for the time being so “Curb”will be on hold for a ninth season. HBO co-president Richard Plepler said“It means whatever [for "Curb Your Enthusiasm"] Larry wants it to mean. He has essentially carte blanche. When he wants ["Curb"] to come back, we’ll be thrilled.”
What of “Entourage” movie? Well that might still happen. HBO co-president Lombardo told critics at TCA that creator Doug Ellin is writing the script. “We’d still have to make deals with the cast and figure out if this is something that makes sense or not.”
As for “Game of Thrones” HBO executives stated, ”as long as author [George R. R. Martin] keeps writing, we’ll keep producing.” “Treme,” however doesn’t share the same fate. The network is currently “having discussions” about whether there would be a fourth season.
Meanwhile, “True Blood” might be on air for a while. “The show’s obviously doing well,” Lombardo shared. “As long as it continues to be performing with the consumer, and more importantly exciting the storytellers, I think we’re there.”
Rory Kennedy’s documentary, “Ethel,” celebrates the life of the beloved Ethel Kennedy, airs Oct. 18. The paid cable network is also planning a Rolling Stones documentary featuring current and previous band members.
Cinemax unveiled a new original series called “Hunted” at TCA. The series is set to launch in Oct., take a look at the teaser below.