Alyssa Milano To Star In 'Mistresses' On ABC And More Casting News

03/23/2012 08:55 am ET

Alyssa Milano is definitely the boss these days -- the actress has been cast in the ABC drama "Mistresses."

According to EW, Milano will play Savannah, a married lawyer who spends long nights at the office with her studly law partner in the series about four women who lead scandalous romantic lives. The other three title roles include Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, and Jes Macallan.

Originally known for her role on as Samantha Micelli on "Who's The Boss?," Milano has also appeared on "Charmed," "Melrose Place," and "Romantically Challenged."

In other casting news...

Hugh Dancy is set to star in NBC's "Hannibal." The "Big C" actor has landed the lead role in Bryan Fuller's 13-episode drama based on Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon" as FBI agent Will Graham. [THR]

Kal Penn is reportedly returning to "House." The series finale of "House" will no doubt be full of twists, and one of them includes Penn, whose character committed suicide in the show's fifth season. The details of Penn's return are being kept under wraps, but Dr. Lawrence Kutner's comeback will no doubt be a twisted one. [EW]

Jennifer Beals and Paula Marshall join "Widow Detective." Actresses Beals and Marshall have been cast in the CBS drama starring John Corbett as widows who Corbett's character becomes a surrogate husband to. Beals will play a woman Corbett knows well and is close with, while Marshall will appear as a mother of three who gratefully accepts Corbett's offer to step into her life. [TVLine]

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