Dwight's Family Continues to Grow

Tom Bower has been cast to play the Schrute's great uncle Heinrich on The Farm. He is described as charming and manipulative and possibly a former Nazi. Not like a metaphoric Nazi, like how a child might describe a particularly mean lunch-lady, but like an actual Nazi. This is somewhat typecasting for old Tom Bower as he was previously seen playing Pop Pop, the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang's Nazi grandfather.

Matt Jones, who's best known for playing Badger on Breaking Bad, has also joined the cast. He'll play Dwight's cousin Zeke. The word is that originally Zeke was supposed to be a minor recurring character but [...]

How Melissa Leo Met Louis

"What happened was, I was at the Emmys with my son, and he said, 'Oh, there’s Louis C.K. I want to meet him!' I don’t think my boy’s ever said that. He’s 25 years old and has been around all sorts of people! So I went over and introduced myself to Louis C.K., and then I got more aware of who he was and what he had done. He offered me this role, and I asked to see some of his shows. So, yeah, I got what he was doing, and if he thought I could be her and do that with him — yeah, I’m willing to give it [...]

Chris Pratt to Play a Lawyer?

Human golden retriever Chris Pratt is in talks to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the remake of the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck. Starbuck is about Vaughn's character learning he's fathered 533 children via sperm donation. Pratt would play Vaughn's lawyer and the father of a whole mess of kids too. Andy as a lawyer!? Crazy. Before this, Pratt is supposed to play one of the marines who killed Osama Bin Laden; though, that sounds more like a job for Bert Macklin.

Some Guest-Star News

Reno 911! Star Niecy Nash will appear in an early episode of The New Girl next season as woman who steals Jess's likely ribbon and hearts covered purse. To take the shenanigan level up another notch, this twee purse thief will be a prostitute. Basically, it will be Jess's chance to meet her polar opposite. Also, Leslie Mann will appear as a shot girl in the episode where the gang celebrates the removal of Schmidt's penis cast. Lastly, the perpetually getting sitcom work David Walton will be reoccurring as Jess's definitely tall, probably boneheaded love interest.

– Michael Trucco will return next season to How I Met Your [...]

'The Mindy Project' Fills Out Its Doctors Office

"Ned! Ryerson!" It might not be what you'll be saying but it'll definitely be what you're thinking while watching The Mindy Project this fall because Stephen Tobolowsky has been cast to play a legendary OB/GYN and head of Schulman and Associates, the practice where Mindy works. Joining him is Ike Barinholz, who is also a writer on the show, who will playing an ex-con male nurse and Amanda Setton who will be playing the office's steadfast office manager. The first clips of The Mindy Project made it seem a bit straightforward, so it's nice to see that there is silliness ahead. Better get some life insurance.


Thomas Middleditch to Play Dwight's Younger Bro

Thomas Middleditch, who recently can be seen doing a Southern accent in The Campaign has a very extensive improv background, performing at IO, Second City, and UCB, and was named one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch" in 2011. Late last night, Middleditch was officially cast to play Jeb Schrute, Dwight's laidback younger brother, on The Office spinoff, The Farm. He's joining Majandra Delfino who was cast earlier this week as sister Fannie Schrute. Jeb has had many zany careers: worm farmer, Bigfoot hunter, successfully running a Northern California pot farm, and he once made a workout video of things you can do with a knife and [...]

John Goodman in Talks to Play 'Hangover III's' Villian

The lovely, awesome John Goodman is being eyed to play the bad guy in the final Hangover movie. (More like John not so Goodman. Get it? Because he won't be G– I'll just stop now.) Goodman is a natural bad guy, as was the case in this past season of Community, because of how physically imposing he is and the undeniable gravitas of his voice. If Goodman can't do it, Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr. are director Todd Phillips' back-up choices. And this marks the first time where John Goodman, Sean Penn, and Robert Downey Jr. were fighting for the same role. Well, other than when they all [...]

People Were Cast in Movie and Television Roles

Josh Gad will play an anti-social engineer named Headphones (yes, Headphones), in the middle-aged internship comedy, The Internship, which co-stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

– Nelson Franklin, whose played a tall nerd in a bunch of stuff, most prominently Fox's failed Traffic Lights, is going to play Cece's new boyfriend on The New Girl who is partially deaf but entirely a tall nerd. Anna Maria Horsford, who "famously" played the security guard on The Wayans Brothers, is also joining The New Girl as Winston's tough mom.

Matt Walsh is going to play a tornado chaser in Steve Quale's still untitled tornado chasing film.


Oh Wait, Mindy Kaling Will Be Back on 'The Office'

Vulture is reporting that Mindy Kaling has agreed to a deal with NBC to come back for two episodes of The Office next season. It might be so she can be written off the show or to give her enough airtime to sustain her character until the show's conclusion. Maybe Kelly will announce that she went to medical school and is going to be the subject of a new doctor documentary that is apparently shot not in a documentary-style but like a standard single-camera sitcom. In addition, FOX revealed today that The Mindy Project's pilot along with Ben And Kate's will debut online and on VOD from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9, [...]

Tony Hale's Joining the Cast of Paul Feig's Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock Cop Film

Your future favorite movie of a summer just keeps on getting better. Tony Hale has signed on to Paul Feig's still untitled buddy cop film written by Parks & Recreation's Kate Dippold and starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. McCarthy will be arresting Hale for soliciting a prostitute, which sounds like a hilarious scene in which McCarthy dresses like a streetwalker. Soliciting a prostitute is technically illegal but soliciting a prostitute with a hook for a hand should be super illegal.

'Portlandia', 'Community' and More Guest Star Business

Chloe Sevigny is going stop by Portlandia to play Fred and Carrie's new roommate Alexandra. If you made a list of perfect Portlandia guest stars, Chlo-Sev had to be in the top seven, if not the top four.

Little Britain's Matt Lucas (aka the bald fellow in Bridesmaids) will be coming to Community to play Toby, a nerdish fellow who Abed meets at an Inspector Spacetime convention. The fast friends become faster friends when they learn they had previously "met" online. Sounds like a nice enough character, which makes me believe he will ultimately turn into a villain. A British villain. I smell a [...]

Roy's Coming Back to 'The Office', Parker Posey Penis Party Girl, and a Predictable 'Scary Movie' Casting

Do call it a comeback, he hasn't be here for years. The former almost Mr. Pam Beesly, Roy, is coming back to The Office's office. David Denman's return won't be permanent but at least it might cause some conflict. Unless this casting just means the office finds a copy of Threat Level Midnight 2 (aka Threat Level Noon).

Parker Posey is replacing the previously cast Leslie Mann as the "shot girl" at Schmidt's penis party.  She might also make an appearance as the "Ghost of Bangs Future," a specter who teaches Zooey's Jess about the dangers of living a quirky life.

–  Lindsay Lohan [...]

Kal Penn Joins 'Ex-Men'

Former Obama advisor Kal Penn has been cast opposite Chris Smith in CBS's single-cam pilot Ex-Men. Penn will play Gil, a younger fellow who was caught having the "world's worst affair" and is living in the old dude complex until his wife takes him back. I like that in that framing, it is her fault that she won’t take him back, even though he had the "world's worst affair," which I can only imagine means something like he had a threesome with his wife's sister and clone, on her birthday, on top of her dog's eventually dead body and her father's grave. Penn previously was seen on CBS [...]

The 'Wreck-It Ralph' Cast Continues to be Fun

We already knew that John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch were lending their voices to Disney's video games movie Wreck-it Ralph but now more names are coming out. Mindy Kaling will be voicing Taffyta Muttonfudge (haha, of course), Sarah Silverman's nemsis in Sugar Rush, the racing game they're in. Steve the Pirate aka Alan Tudyk will play King Candy, one of the rulers in Sugar Rush. Horatio Sanz and Adam Corolla (whose character probably thinks both Sarah and Mindy's characters are bad drivers) will play Sugar Rush security guards. Also, Rachel Harris, Ed O'Neil, and Dennis Haysbert will be there to add their [...]