Casting Bits: Sarah Shahi Joins 'The Rookie', Hailie Sahar to Recur on 'Good Trouble' and More

Casting news alert!

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

 

The Rookie (ABC)

Sarah Shahi (Chicago Fire) has joined the cop drama in a recurring role. 

 

Per TV Line: The actress will play Jessica Russo, "a smart and intense rock star FBI agent who now uses her expertise training others in the private sector."

"A straight shooter with a subversive sense of humor, Jessica is an expert in hostage negotiations, predictive analysis and profiling — and wrote the definitive book on the subject to prove it."

Good Trouble (Freeform)

Hailie Sahar will recur on The Fosters' spinoff.

 

Per Deadline: "Sahar will play will Jazmin, Gael’s (Tommy Martinez) transgender sister, who comes from a traditional family. After losing her job, Jazmin goes to her beloved brother for help." 

 

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform)

Phillip Rhys (Nightflyers) has booked a recurring role on The Fosters' spinoff. 

 

Per Deadline: Rhys will play Michael, "a smart and charismatic businessman who is keeping secrets of his own and has a tie to one of the Perfectionists." 

 

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Joan Collins (AHS) will guest star in an upcoming episode of season 9. Details on her role are still under wraps.

 

Star (FOX)

R&B artist MAJOR. will recur in season 3 of the musical soap and will make his debut in the show's April 10th episode. 

 

Per Variety: He will play the "endearingly-named Big Head Rashad, who is related to Queen Latifah’s Carlotta, and teases that he will be singing in the role."

 

Watchmen (HBO)

Dustin Ingram (Good Trouble) has booked a secret role on the upcoming series created by Damon Lindelof. 

 

He joins previously cast  Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, and Tim Blake Nelson among others. 

 

Whiskey Cavalier (ABC)

 

Marika Dominczyk and Christa Miller have boarded the spy dramedy starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. 

Per Deadline: Domińczyk plays Martyna (Tina) Marek, "a sexy, tough-as-nails mercenary who collides with Team Whiskey during a harrowing mission in Eastern Europe. Her arrival fuels romance, rivalry and shifting allegiances, as this charismatic femme fatal rewrites the rules everyone is playing by."

Miller plays Kelly Ashland, "a close friend of Frankie’s (Cohan) family who stepped in after the death of her parents. Now a Federal Judge, the steely, non-nonsense Kelly finds herself embroiled in a crisis that puts her directly in the sights of Team Whiskey."

 

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

William Shatner (Star Trek) will guest star in season 12's Dungeons & Dragons-themed episode. An airdate is yet to be announced.

 

Shatner will be joined by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Manganiello (True Blood) and the return of Sheldon’s former nemesis Wil Wheaton.