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Dermot Mulroney Is 'Enlightened' And More Casting News

Posted: 03/31/2012 1:29 pm Updated: 03/31/2012 1:29 pm

Dermot Mulroney
"Enlightened" has a new guy: Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney is getting "Enlightened"!

Mulroney -- who is currently romancing Zooey Deschanel's character, Jess, in a guest arc on Fox's freshman comedy hit "New Girl" -- will have a major recurring role in Season 2 of HBO's "Enlightened," Deadline reports.

Mulroney is set to play Jeff Flender, an investigative reporter-turned-love interest for Amy (Laura Dern), who wants help bringing her corrupt employer, Abaddonn Industries, down. Mulroney joins previously announced "Enlightened" Season 2 guest star Molly Shannon.

In other casting news ...

J.J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn's CW pilot "Shelter" has found its two leads. "Make It or Break It" star Zachary Abel will play the former town baseball champ-turned-concierge at the historic Shelter Bay Inn, and "The Vampire Diaries" star Malese Jow will play the resort town's party girl. [Deadline]

Former "24" Vice President gets a promotion on "Nikita." Australian actor Cameron Daddo, who played the VP in Season 7 of "24" is headed to "Nikita" to play the President, who gets blackmailed by Division near the end of the season. [TVLine]

NBC's "Munsters" reboot has found its Marilyn. British actress Charity Wakefield, best known for her work in the BBC miniseries "Sense and Sensibility," will star opposite Eddie Izzard's Grandpa as the family's only "normal" cousin in Bryan Fuller's reboot "Mockingbird Lane." [Deadline]

"Banshee," the new Cinemax series from Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, casts two roles. Ryann Shane will play the rebellious teenage daughter of Carrie, the old flame of the show's thief-turned-sheriff Lucas (Antony Starr). Ben Cross wil play a Ukranian gangster named Mr. Rabbit who's been hunting Lucas and Carrie for over a decade. [TVLine]

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