James Caan Joins 'Magic City' And More Casting News

09/19/2012 07:09 pm ET | Updated Nov 19, 2012

James Caan is coming to "Magic City."

The veteran actor will join the Starz in Season 2 as Sy Berman, the head of the Chicago mob and Ben Diamond's (Danny Huston) boss, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

But Caan is not the only "Magic City" addition. Esai Morales ("NYPD Blue," "Caprica") will also join the show, playing Carlos Ruiz, whose mission is to free Cuba, though he once fought beside Castro, THR reports. Jamie Harris is also heading to the Starz drama as Nicky Grillo, a cocaine-snorting mobster with a major temper.

In other casting news ...

A "Family Ties" alum heads to "CSI." Michael Gross, who played the Keaton patriarch on "Family Ties," will guest star on the CBS series as the president of the University where D.B. Russell's (Ted Danson) son is enrolled and his basketball coach is murdered. [TV Guide]

From "The L Word" to "The New Normal" ... Leisha Hailey, who played Alice on the lesbian-centric Showtime series, will guest star on the seventh episode of the new NBC comedy as one-half a lesbian couple along with "Entourage" alum Constance Zimmer. Zimmer will play an accountant named Tiffany while Hailey will play "sunny Victoria," who isn't as bitter as Tiffany about not being able to have children. "The Big C's" John Benjamin Hickey is also slated to guest star in the same episode, but details about his character are being kept under wraps. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Florence Henderson is "Happily Divorced." The beloved "Brady Bunch" alum will guest star on an upcoming episode of the TV Land comedy as the mother of DW Moffett's character, Elliott, Fran's (Fran Drescher) on-and-off boyfriend. Jeff Wagner will play Elliott's dad, and thus, Henderson's wife. [TVLine]

"Person of Interest" has found a new villain. English actor Julian Sands of "24" and "Smallville" fame will play Alistair, a diabolical man who gives Reese (Jim Caviezel) a run for his money. Plus, Carrie Preston, "Person of Interest" star Michael Emerson's wife, will return as Finch's (Emerson) former fiancée Grace. [TV Guide]

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