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John Slattery Joins 'Arrested Development' And More Casting News

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John Slattery will guest star on "Arrested Development"

John Slattery will meet the Bluths in the new season of "Arrested Development."

According to TVLine, the "Mad Men" actor will appear in multiple episodes of the new 10-episode season set to stream on Netflix. Details of his role are being kept under wraps, but "Arrested Development" executive producer Ron Howard told MTV new characters would be introduced during the new season.

"Mitch [Hurwitz] isn't trying to recreate something," Howard said. "It's been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what's new to discover about these people? What's delightfully unchanged? He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They're pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless. That's what made the show into something that fans really kept alive."

In other casting news ...

Tony Shalhoub will star in a new CBS comedy pilot. In the project from "How I Met Your Mother" executive producer Rob Greenberg, Shalhoub will co-star opposite Kal Penn as Frank, a ladies man who has been divorced four times. [TVLine]

Satoshi Takeda will look a little different when "Revenge" returns.
Original actor Hiroyuki Sanada was unavailable to return to the series and will be replaced by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. [TV Guide]

"Bones" actor Michael Grant Terry is heading to "Grimm."
Terry will play an intern with the Portland Police Department. [TV Guide]

John Benjamin Hickey will recur on "The Mob Doctor."
The "Big C" actor will play Mark Easton, a prosecutor for the US Attorney's office and father to Zach Gilford's character. [THR]

"The Big Bang Theory" actress Aarti Mann is heading to "Suits."
Mann will play a recent law school graduate on the USA series. [THR]

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