Susie Essman Is Headed To 'Blue Bloods' And More Casting News

11/09/2012 02:19 pm ET | Updated Nov 09, 2012

CBS is in for some attitude this January.

HuffPost has exclusively learned that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Susie Essman is headed to CBS' police procedural "Blue Bloods" as Judge Karl, a "no-nonsense judge who presides over the trial of Mayor Poole's underling, who embezzled a bundle from one of the city's special accounts."

In other casting news...

Molly Shannon is stopping by "Happily Divorced."
Shannon is swinging by the TV Land sitcom to play the recently divorced Maggie, Peter's (John Michael Higgins) sister in a January episode. [EW]

Eion Bailey has been cast in "Trooper." The "Once Upon A Time" actor had nabbed the lead role in the TNT pilot as state trooper KJ Flaxton's (Mira Sorvino) partner. [TVLine]

Mary Lynn Rajskub is "Mentalist"-bound.The actress will guest star on the CBS drama as a rehab patient. [TVLine]

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