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Ray Donovan, Cruz-Bros, Texas Rising, Lilyhammer, Salem, and other series have all made recent TV show casting news. These shows air on CBS, History, Netflix, Showtime, and WGN America respectively.

Cruz-Bros (CBS)

Ian Gomez has been cast in the pilot, toplined by Geoff Stults and Parker Young of Fox’s Enlisted…[Cruz-Bros]…centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a sportscaster for a local Los Angeles TV station whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin, Barry (Young), needs a place to stay…Gomez…plays Phil, Nick’s boss at the TV station. He is being cast as a guest star as he is in second position to Cougar Town, the way Stults and Young are to Enlisted, making Cuz-Bros a rare pilot where most of the primary cast are formally tied to other shows.

Texas Rising (History)

Rhys Coiro (Hostages) and Joe Egender (Hunger) have landed lead roles in History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America… Coiro will play Vern Elwood opposite Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Egender will play Beans Wilkins, a Ranger who is always hungry and looking for his next meal.

Lilyhammer (Netflix)

Rhys Coiro…has been tapped for a recurring arc on Netflix’s Lilyhammer.

Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Eion Bailey (Fight Club, Almost Famous) has booked a recurring role on Showtime‘s Ray Donovan. Bailey…will play a charismatic motivational speaker/self-help guru who needs Ray’s help.

Salem (WGN America)

Stephen Lang (Avatar) has been tapped for a recurring role on WGN America‘s drama series Salem…Lang will play Increase Mather, an old-line, hard-core Puritan who led the way across the ocean to the Promised Land in the late 1600s. Intellectually, spiritually and politically, he’s the most influential man in the country — and the most feared..a man driven to monstrous deeds by the intensity of his convictions; and a loving father who torments his son precisely out of love

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Source: Deadline

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