Zach Braff to Reunite with Donald Faison on ‘The Exes’ And More Casting News


“The Exes”  will host a “Scrubs” reunion.

Zach Braff and former co-star Donald Faison will reunite on an upcoming episode of TV Land’s “The Exes.” (cue music)

According to THR, Braff will play Chuck Feeney, a pro tennis player and client of Donald Faison’s character. Feeney was further described as a ladies man who turns out to be more of a “man’s man.” Braff is set to appear on the Aug. 29 episode.

Faison and Braff previously appeared as BFFs Turk and J.D. on “Scrubs.”

“The Exes” airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land.


More casting news…

Alan Dale will appear in two episodes as Emmett an actor who has a thing for Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) on “Hot in Cleveland.” [TV Guide]

Wendi McLendon-Covey has been cast to guest-star on “Modern Family.” The Bridesmaids actress and Michaela Watkins (SNL) will play a lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily on the first day of kindergarten. [EW]

Jenny Slate (SNL) has been booked to play Joan, a social worker who checks Hope’s living conditions on “Raising Hope.” [TVLine]

Craig Bierko (Boston Legal) and Molly Price (Third Watch) are set to guest-star in CBS’ upcoming drama, “Elementary.” Bierko will play Fowkes, a COO of Wall Street financial firm who is involved in a murder investigation. While, Price is set to play Donna, Fowkes’ trusted executive secretary. [TVLine]

VH1 Pulls the Plug on ‘Ev and Ocho’

Ev and Ocho

VH1 is pulling reality series “Ev and Ocho” from its schedule. Shocker!

The reality series starring NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and his wife Evelyn Lozada was expected to follow the married couple as they make their wedding preparations and highlight their big day.

However, VH1 has reconsidered plans to air the series following allegations of domestic violence. The network said in a statement, “Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series “Ev and Ocho” from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it.”

Chad was arrested Saturday in a domestic violence dispute, after allegedly head-butting Evelyn during an argument. Following the arrest, Chad was dropped from the Miami Dolphins.

The reality series was schedule to premiere Sept. 3 on VH1.

‘Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars’ Pairs Revealed

DWTS: All-Stars

Abc is not only returning previous contestants, but also past celebrity-pro dancer pairs for the “Dancing with the Stars: All-Star” season.

The pairings of the all-star season of “Dancing with the Stars” was revealed today on “Good Morning America.” The returning pairs are:

  • Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
  • Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

The new pairs are:

  • Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus
  • Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower
  • Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
  • Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
  • Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff

Meanwhile, the 13th fan-picked celebrity dancer – Kyle Massey, Carson Kressley or Sabrina Bryan- will be announced August 27 on “GMA.”

Do you think the returning pairs will have some advantage over the other pairs?

“Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” premieres Mon., Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET.


Kristin Chenoweth Leaves ‘The Good Wife’ Due to Injury

The Good Wife

Kristin Chenoweth has decided to leave “The Good Wife” after she sustained some head injuries on the CBS drama set.

Chenoweth told People Magazine, “It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to “The Good Wife” at this time. [I’m] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern.”

The Emmy winner was cast in a recurring role of a political reporter, who covers Peter’s campaign and, of course marriage. Thankfully, Chenoweth will appear in the fourth season opener.

Sean Hayes Gets ‘Smash’ed And More Casting News


Sean Hayes will guest-star on NBC’ s musical drama “Smash.” The “Will & Grace” veteran will appear as Terrence Falls in a multi-episode arc of the upcoming season, NBC reports.

‘Smash’ Casts ‘Newsies’ Star

Falls is described as “a comedic television and film star who is making his Broadway debut in the musical Liaisons, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.  Due to a series of comic circumstances, he becomes a major thorn in the side for Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and other characters.”

Jennifer Hudson Joins ‘Smash’.

Hayes will also appear on NBC’s “Up All Night” as Ava’s former accompanist.

“Smash” returns midseason on NBC.

More casting news…

Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (Prison Break) will guest-star as a TV entertainment reporter on the forthcoming season of “Castle.”  [THR]

Mike Dopud (Smallville) has booked a recurring role on “Mistresses.” This Means War star will play Oliver, an  European who purchases Josslyn’s real estate firm. [EW]

Michael Nardelli will star as Trey on ABC hit “Revenge.” Trey, a recurring character, is Declan’s trouble friend. [TVLine]

Star Wars alum Billy Dee Williams has been cast as Leroy Jethro, who Leroy Jethro Gibbs was named after. Williams will play a WW II veteran and a close friend of the Gibbs family on “NCIS.” [TV Guide]

Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, Michael Bolton will appear in the season opener of “Two and a Half Men.” [EW]

Annabella Sciorra (Sopranos) will guest-star on “The Good Wife” as a “tough, smart gangland lawyer.” [TVLine]