Casting News: Meagan Good In 'Anchorman 2',Tracie Thoms in Gothica(ABC), Jimmy Smits Returns To SOA



Meagan Good has joined the cast of Paramount’s Anchorman sequel, titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

The Deception star joins an ensemble case that includes returning cast members Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, and new additions Kristen Wiig and James Marsden.

Deadline states that Good will play Ron Burgundy’s boss in the sequel, which is set to open on December 20, directed by Adam McKay, from his screenplay. Might Good's character buy two tickets to Burgundy's "gun show," or will she resist his so-called charms?
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More pilot casting news...
Tracie Thoms has signed up for a co-starring role opposite Janet Montgomery in ABC’s pilot Gothica, which is described as a "gothic soap" combines mythical legends like Dracula, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, and centers on a Grace Van Helsing (played by Janet Montgomery), a Pulitzer prize winning journalist from New York who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper, The Guardian.

Thoms has signed on to play Mina, described as an old friend of Grace’s and The Guardian’s managing editor.


We last saw Thoms co-starring in the Alicia Keys' stage production Stick Fly, directed by Kenny Leon, and on the big screen in the sci-fi action flick Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt.
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Jimmy Smits will be back in Charming for season 6, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Smits, who joined the show in season five as the gangster-turned-"companionator," will be back for all 13 episodes of season 6, as reported by TV Line.

On season 5, Smits' character wooed and won over Gemma (Katey Sagal), while also helping Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and the California motorcycle club sort out some troubles with their enemies.

At the end of season 5, showrunner Kurt Sutter told press that he would like to see Smits return but wasn't sure if the actor's schedule would allow it. "His sort of Latino past and that energy, mixing it into our world, is really fascinating for me," he told reporters. "I love the relationship that is going on with he and Gemma. There's enough emotional weight on the table, there's enough relationship weight on the table for us to continue that storyline."

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Meagan seems to be breaking into the mainstream. And YAY for Jimmy Smits' return, I've had the hugest crush on him since The West Wing.