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Outlander, The Ranch, The Way, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Starz, Netflix, and Hulu.

Outlander (Starz)

Laurence Dobiesz has joined the cast of Starz’s “Outlander” in the role of Alex Randall

Dobiesz’s character is the younger brother of Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies)

Despite the shared DNA and physical resemblance, Alex Randall possesses nothing of his older brother Black Jack’s ruthless brutality.

A curate and secretary for the Duke of Sandringham, Alex is described as gentle, loving, and kind.

The Ranch (Netflix)

Ashton Kutcher is reuniting with 2.5 Men co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson and That ’70s Show co-star Danny Masterson for a new multi-camera comedy series on Netflix…a sibling comedy starring Kutcher and Masterson and created by Reo and Patterson.

Written by Reo and Patterson, The Ranch is set on a Colorado ranch, with Kutcher’s character returning home after a brief semi-pro football career to run the family business with his brother, played by Masterson.

Untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll (HBO)

Annie Parisse and Ken Marino (We’re The Millers) have booked recurring roles on HBO’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll drama series

Set in 1970s New York, the drama explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.

Parisse…plays Andrea Zito, a tough as nails PR rep for a competing record company. Marino is Jackie Jervis, a cunning A&R executive from a rival record company.

Confirmation (HBO)

Kimberly Elise (For Colored Girls), Kristen Ariza (The Utopian Society) and Malcolm Gets (Caroline In The City) are the latest additions to the cast

Elise will play Sonia Jarvis, Anita’s college roommate and a D.C. lawyer. Ariza plays Judy Smith, the White House press liaison. Smith was Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President George H.W. Bush and reportedly was instrumental in guiding the his administration through the controversies surrounding the Thomas nomination. Gets plays Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania senator who played a leading role in the Thomas hearings as a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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