Casting Bits: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott returning to 'AHS', 'Good Trouble' cast Noah Centineo & more

Casting news alert!

Here are the latest additions to new and returning scripted shows we're covering in our site: 

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Esai Morales (Superfly) has booked a recurring role in season 10. 

Morales will play Deputy Director Louis Ochoa. Smart, authoritative, polished and trustworthy, Ochoa accompanies a special prosecutor from the Department of Defense who is investigating the NCIS office and its employees. He is there to protect his people and advise them on how to navigate the prosecutor’s interviews. The character will be introduced in a late October episode.


NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Reggie Lee (Grimm) will recur in season 5. 

Lee will play Assistant Special Agent in Charge Steven Thompson. Thompson will often butt heads with Pride (Bakula) as each have a very different process to approaching and prioritizing their workload. 



Samantha Sloyan (Grey's Anatomy) will recur in season 2. 

Sloyan will play Victoria (fka Isabelle), wife of SEAL Team Commander Adam (Irby). 


Modern Family (ABC)

Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) will guest star in episode 3 of season 10.

Levy will play Jonah, a courtroom sketch artist who draws Mitch and Cam in a very unflattering manner. When they confront him, we learn that Jonah’s bitter about a past slight and is out for revenge.


Good Trouble (Freeform)

The Fosters' Noah Centineo will guest star in the show's spinoff. 


Empire (FOX)

Skylan Brooks (The Get Down) and Meta Golding (Behind the Movement) will recur in season 5. 

Brooks will play Quincy, a young man wrongly incarcerated who develops a relationship with Andre (Trai Byers). Golding will portray Teri, the mother of wrongfully incarcerated Quincy (Brooks). She is a heartfelt beauty who works with Andre (Byers) while they fight to free her son.


The Fix (ABC)

Chasten Harmon (Damnation) and Vannessa Vasquez (East Los High) will recur on ABC's upcoming legal drama.

Harmon will play Star, daughter of Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Vasquez will portray Dia. Details of her character are under wraps.


Legacies (CW)

Karen David (Galavant) will recur on the Originals spinoff. 

David will play Emma Tig. A beautiful witch-turned-guidance counselor, she is the moral support and shoulder to cry on for all the students at the Salvatore School, even if the person who needs her therapy the most (the headmaster) remains an elusive patient.


iZombie (CW)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will guest star in the final season. 

Abdul-Jabbar will play Zed, one of just two Seattle City Council members who didn't flee the city before the wall went up. Zed is a zombie, and his fellow council member is a human, thus creating a unique form of gridlock at city hall. With the wheels of government ground to a halt, Liv's (McIver) friend Peyton (Aly Michalka) — the deceased mayor's chief of staff — is left effectively in charge of running the city.


The Code (CBS)

Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives) has joined the upcoming drama series in a recasting. 

Delany will play Colonel Eisa Turnbull, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps’ Judge Advocate Division. Eisa demands excellence of herself and her staff, inspiring fierce loyalty from the attorneys who serve under her command. One of the highest‐ranking female officers in the Corps, Eisa is also the mother of two sons who are serving overseas.


Blindspot (NBC)

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Limitless) has landed a top-secret recurring role in season 4. She will play a character named Madeleine Burke. 

Additionally, Ennis Esmer (who plays Rich Dotcom) has been upped to series regular in the new season. 

American Horror Story (FX)

Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott are returning for season 8's Apocalypse. FX declined to comment about the duo's awaited comeback to the anthology series. 

Will & Grace (NBC)

Adam Rippon, Matt Bomer (White Collar), Minnie Driver (Speechless) and Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) will guest star in the upcoming season of the revival. 

Matt Bomer is coming to play as McCoy Whitman, a "smooth-talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor" who dates Will (Eric McCormack). But wait, there's more: Minnie Driver is returning as Lorraine Finster, Karen's nemesis and stepdaughter. Look for Karen (Megan Mullally) to seek her out at a strip club to try and get more money in her divorce settlement. 

Cryer, meanwhile, will guest star as himself. 

Cryer's appearance will coincide with Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) and Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) storyline; the episode's date has not yet been announced.


Whiskey Cavalier (ABC)

Josh Hopkins (Quantico) has joined the upcoming drama in a series regular role. 

Hopkins plays Ray Prince, a charmingly roguish FBI agent who has a complicated relationship with his former partner, Agent Will Chase (Scott Foley).