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Shohreh Aghdashloo Heads to 'House,' Jeff Hephner Gets New Role and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 28th 2011 4:00PM
Shohreh AghdashlooEmmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo is making a 'House' call.

According to TVLine, the '24' veteran will appear in the Fox medical drama's season finale. Aghdashloo's role is being kept under wraps, but TVLine's Michael Ausiello theorizes she'll be House's new mother-in-law.

Aghdashloo recently popped up on 'Law & Order: SVU' and before that had guest roles on shows such as 'Flash Forward,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'ER.'

In other casting news ...

'Battlestar Galactica' veteran Katee Sackhoff has joined A&E's 'Longmire.' Sackhoff will play one of Walt Longmire's deputies. Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Cassidy Freeman have also joined the cast. [Deadline]

Jeff Hephner is going from 'Playboy' to 'Boss.' Hephner, who was formerly attached to star in NBC's 'Playboy,' will star opposite Kelsey Grammer in the Starz series about the mayor of Chicago. [Deadline]

Aubrey Dollar will guest star on 'The Good Wife.' The 'Women's Murder Club' star has been tapped to play a nurse Kalinda buddies up to for information. [TVLine]

NBC's 'The Voice' is adding a social media host: G4's Alison Haislip. The 'Attack of the Show' host will be the face of the series online by using Twitter, Facebook and the official website to engage the contestants and coaches. Haislip will also appear on the series. [TV Guide]

Gale Harold has joined the cast of The CW's 'Secret Circle.' Harold, who has a recurring part on 'Hellcats' and is best known for 'Queer As Folk,' will play the head of the witch circle on the supernatural drama. Danneel Ackles has joined the cast of NBC's 'I Hate That I Love You.' Ackles will play a lesbian who is set up with her roommate's girlfriend's lesbian roommate. [Deadline]

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