Casting Bits: Eva Longoria to guest on 'Grand Hotel', Luke Perry returning to 'Criminal Minds' and more

Casting news alert!

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

Grand Hotel (ABC)

Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) will guest star in the upcoming drama.

Longoria will guest-star as Beatriz, the former owner of the hotel and the first wife of Santiago (Demian Bichir). Beatriz is described as a shrewd businesswoman, a devoted mother, and a loyal friend. But secrets from her past continue to haunt her family.


Good Trouble (Freeform)

David Lambert will return to The Fosters' spinoff as Brandon. 


Criminal Minds (CBS)

Luke Perry (Riverdale) will reprise his role as cult leader Benjamin Cyrus in the show's season 14 premiere.


The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Bob Newhart will return as Professor Proton on the hit sitcom's twelfth and final season, CBS has confirmed.

No other details about his comeback have been made available. 


NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Geoffrey Owens will guest star in episode 5.06 as Commander Adams, a longtime friend of Pride. 

Still emotionally reeling following his brush with death in the season finale/season premiere, Pride consults his friend … on what could be causing his current symptoms and what his next course of action should be.


Source: EW, TV Line, TV Line, TV Line