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Taraji P. Henson Joins J.J. Abrams Pilot, Two Board 'Wonder Woman' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 4th 2011 11:05AM
Taraji P. Henson Joins J.J. Abrams PilotTaraji P. Henson is a 'Person of Interest.' The Oscar-nominated actress will star opposite Michael Emerson on the CBS pilot.

According to Vulture, Henson will play Carter, a detective. The J.J. Abrams-produced pilot follows an ex-CIA agent who is hired by a billionaire to help fight crime in New York City. Emerson will play the eccentric billionaire.

Henson previously appeared on 'Eli Stone' and 'Boston Legal.'

In other casting news ...

Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of 'Little in Common.' The Rob Thomas comedy follows three couples who are connected via Little League sports. Union will play a very competitive lobbyist. [Deadline]

Jean Smart will star in NBC's untitled comedy about a family of doctors. Smart will play Dr. Barbara Foote, a meddlesome mom. [Deadline]

Aidan Quinn will star in 'Prime Suspect.' Quinn will play Lt. Kenny Rowe. Maria Bello stars as Det. Jane Tennison. [TVLine]

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Snoop Dogg Books '90210' Cameo, 'True Blood' Adds Another Recurring and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 11th 2011 11:30AM
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg is heading to the hills -- Beverly Hills. The rapper will appear as himself on an episode of The CW's '90210.'

According to TVLine, Snoop will guest star alongside his daughter Cori, but she'll be playing a character unrelated to him.

Look for Snooop to share a scene with Dixon (Tristan Wilds). The two meet a car wash and Dixon does his best to impress the famous musician.

In other casting news ...

Ryan Devlin is a busy man these days. He's heading back to 'Cougar Town' after pit stops on 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Grey's Anatomy.' Look for him to return as Smith, Laurie's ex-boyfriend, in April. [Live Feed]

Pedro Pascal has booked a recurring role on 'Brothers & Sisters.' The 'Good Wife' actor will play a homeless veteran who becomes friends with Justin. [TVLine]

'True Blood' is adding yet another recurring character to its bloated cast. Paola Turbay will play Antonia, a fluent Spanish speaker. [Deadline Hollywood]

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