Casting Bits: 'Lethal Weapon' adds Paola Lazaro, Nishi Munshi, Stephen Bishop to recur in 'Criminal Minds' and More

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Here are the latest additions to your favorite scipted shows we're covering in our site: 


Lethal Weapon (FOX)

Paola Lázaro has been cast as Det. Bailey’s new partner in season 3 of the cop drama. 

Lazaro will play Louie “The Gute” Gutierrez, who joins Robbery/Homicide after a year of undercover work to bring down a Mexican cartel. Her partnership with Bailey gets off to a rough start: While Sonya is very no-nonsense, The Gute prefers to act first, think later. 


Additionally, Nishi Munshi (The Originals) is also set to recur as Deputy DA, Erica Malick, "who begins working with Robbery/Homicide, building cases against high profile criminals."

"Erica’s straight-laced and zero tolerance attitude doesn’t leave a lot of room for Murtaugh and Cole’s crime-solving shenanigans." 


The Passage (FOX)

The Passage Jennifer Ferrin Cast Season 1

Jason Fuchs, Kecia Lewis and James Le Gros have booked recurring roles on FOX's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller. Jennifer Ferrin has also landed the recurring role of Elizabeth, the wife of scientist Dr. Jonas Lear.

Le Gros will play Horace Guilder, the calculating deputy director of the Department of Special Weapons. 

Additionally, McKinley Belcher III was also upped to series regular.  


Proven Innocent (FOX)

Caitlin Mehner, Tembi Locke, Tiffany Dupont and Catherine Lidstone are all set for recurring roles on the midseason series. 

Caitlin Mehner Tembi Locke

Tiffany Dupont Catherine Lidstone

Mehner will play Heather Husband, a classic mean girl from high school and Madeline Scott’s (Lefevre) nemesis who continues to torment her in adulthood.

Locke will portray Vanessa Dale, a professional and empathetic therapist to Easy Boudreau (Hornsby).

Dupont will play Nikki Russo, a badass policewoman who knows how to protect herself. She and Bodie (Vincent Kartheiser) have a tumultuous relationship.

Lidstone portrays Isabel Sanchez, a recent law school graduate who is smart, fresh-faced, driven, and eager. This sweet young woman hopes to make a career in criminal law, and maybe politics, too.



Criminal Minds (CBS)

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Stephen Bishop (Imposters) has booked a recurring role on the crime procedural as Andrew Mendoza, an "SSA who becomes a love interest for one Special Agent Emily Prentiss (played by Paget Brewster)."


The Enemy Within (NBC)

James Carpinello (The Mob Doctor) will guest star on the upcoming drama series. 


He’ll play Anthony Cabrera, an intelligent, trustworthy CIA official who has history with Jennifer Carpenter’s Erica Shepard.


Dynasty (CW)

Michael Masini has booked a recurring role on the CW series. 


Masini will play the role of Keith Hayes, described as someone who runs secret high-end casino nights and "gets caught in between a major scandal".


Roswell, New Mexico (CW)

The CW series has cast Sherri Saum (The Fosters) as the mother of Maria DeLuca (Heather Hemmens). 


Designated Survivor (Netflix)

Anthony Edwards and Julie White (Transformers) will recur in season 3 opposite Kiefer Sutherland. 

Anthony Edwards Julie White

Edwards will play Mars Harper, the President’s Chief of Staff. Harper is likable and folksy in his manner, and uses that gentility to impose his will. Savvy, experienced, and professional, Harper has served many administrations in many capacities

White’s Lorraine Zimmer is a force of nature. She takes no prisoners with her strongly held views, backed by years of professional experience running successful campaigns. 


Krypton (Syfy)

Emmett J. Scanlan has been cast as a villain in season 2 of the Syfy series. 

Emmett J. Scanlan will recur on the Syfy DC Comics drama.

Scanlan will recur as Lobo, "the ruthless bounty hunter who murdered his entire species."