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John Barrowman Joins 'Gilded Lilys' And More Casting News

John Barrowman Gilded Lilys

Posted: 03/ 7/2012 11:59 am

John Barrowman has joined the cast of "Gilded Lilys." What does this mean for "Torchwood"?

According to TV Guide, Barrowman will play Julius Ashford Lily, the favorite son and "golden boy" of the Lily family. The period drama from "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes tells the story of the first luxury hotel built in New York City in 1895.

"Gilded Lilys" also stars Blythe Danner, Madeline Zima, Matt Lauria and Matt Long.

Barrowman previously starred in BBC's "Torchwood" as Captain Jack Harkness. The show wrapped up Season 4 on Starz in September.

A source close to the situation told HuffPost TV if "Torchwood" does get another season on Starz, it definitely would not be in the next year. "Torchwood" creator Russell T. Davies was at work on new TV projects, but has recently stepped back from the work to care for his partner.

In other casting news ...

Megan Mullally is getting an ex-husband on "Breaking In."
Veteran comic Fred Willard will play Mullally's character's ex on the Fox comedy. [TV Guide]

"Terra Nova" and "The Whole Truth" actress Christine Adams will star in "Americana."
Adams will play Anthony LaPaglia's character's wife the ABC drama set in the fashion world. [THR]

"Revenge" actress Margarita Levieva has joined the cast of "Luck."
Levieva, the scheming Faux-Manda, will play Sarah Israel, the sister of Nathan Israel. [TVLine]

"Cheers" veteran John Ratzenberger is heading to "Drop Dead Diva."
The Pixar movie MVP will play the estranged father of Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering). [TV Guide]

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