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TV Casting: Megan Mullally Books 'Parks and Recreation'

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 2nd 2009 1:00PM
Megan Mullally Parks and RecreationMegan Mullally to play an ex-wife on 'Parks and Recreation,' Marlee Matlin and Mario Cantone join a new Showtime comedy series and more of today's top TV casting headlines.Megan Mullally Parks and Recreation'Will & Grace' alum Megan Mullally will guest on an upcoming episode of 'Parks and Recreation.' The Emmy winner will play ex-wife to Ron Swanson, played by Mullally's real-life husband, Nick Offerman. The episode will air Oct. 29 on NBC. [TV Guide]

Marlee Matlin MouthpieceOscar winner Marlee Matlin ('Children of a Lesser God') and Mario Cantone ('Sex and the City') are attached to star in the new Showtime comedy 'Mouthpiece,' set at a high-powered law firm. The half-hour series will be helmed by 'Ellen Show' creator Carol Leifer, who also wrote the famous 'Lip Reader' episode of 'Seinfeld,' co-starring Matlin. No further details have been announced. [Hollywood Reporter]

Nick Chinlund The MentalistNick Chinlund has landed a guest spot on 'The Mentalist,' playing Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) father. Chinlund will appear in a flashback episode, airing Nov. 12 on CBS, in which viewers will discover that a young Jane (Chris Brochu) once worked the carnival circuit as a psychic with his dad. At least now we'll know where Jane got his good looks from. [Ausiello Files]

Michael Ealy FlashForwardMichael Ealy has joined the cast of the new ABC drama 'FlashForward.' Ealy will play Mark Benford's (Joseph Fiennes) nemesis on the series, about FBI agents trying to solve the effects of a global event in which everyone blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. Ealy's role will begin later this season. [Hollywood Reporter]

Christina Aguilera Project RunwayGrammy winner Christina Aguilera has been named 'Project Runway''s latest guest judge. Aguilera will appear on the show's Oct. 15 episode (10PM, Lifetime), joining a long list of guest judges that includes Rachel Bilson and Eva Longoria Parker. No word yet on how Christina will make it work. [Access Hollywood]

Reiko Aylesworth DamagesReiko Aylesworth is the latest star on board for 'Damages' season 3. Aylesworth joins the previously cast Campbell Scott, Martin Short and Lily Tomlin, although further details on her character have yet to be revealed. 'Damages' premieres in January 2010. [Ausiello Files]

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