"Heroes" star Ali Larter is plotting a TV comeback. According to EW, Larter has been tapped to star in Fox's spy drama "The Asset."
Larter will play Anna King, a a CIA agent posing as a photojournalist. The character uses the journalist cover to work in the field as a "Human Intel Specialist."
After "Heroes," Larter reprised her "Resident Evil" film role in "Resident Evil: Afterlife."
In other casting news ...
"Lost" star Terry O'Quinn has joined the cast of ABC's pilot "666 Park Avenue." O'Quinn will play Gavin, the owner of a building where supernatural events occur. [EW]
"Big Love" star Chloe Sevigny will guest star on "Law & Order: SVU." Sevigny is set to play a stay-at-home mother who is kidnapped while video chatting with her husband. [TV Guide]
Kal Penn has joined the cast of ABC's "Prairie Dogs." The "House" and "How I Met Your Mother" veteran will play Neil, a corporate drone who winds up the victim of identity theft. When the thief creates a more interesting life than the one he currently lives, Neil tasks the perp with helping him reshape his current situation. [TVLine]
It's a "Gilmore Girls" reunion of sorts on ABC Family's "Bunheads." Kelly Bishop has joined the cast of "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's new ABC family show as Fanny, the mother-in-law to Sutton Foster's lead character. [EW]
Not only does Jenny McCarthy have a new talk show, but now she's also the face of a reality competition. McCarthy will host Season 2 of NBC's "Love in the Wild." [THR]
Katie Cassidy is "Arrow's" Black Canary? The CW veteran has joined the pilot as Dinah Lance, a young attorney with ties to Green Arrow/Oliver Queen. [TVLine]
Mimi Kennedy has joined the cast of Judy Greer's ABC comedy. The "Dharma and Greg" veteran will play Greer's mother-in-law. [THR]
"Rescue Me" actor Steven Pasquale has a new TV gig. Pasquale has joined the cast of NBC's "Do No Harm," a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-esque drama, as a neurosurgeon who has a dangerous alter-ego. [THR]
That's quite a crop of returning faces. For more casting ideas, check out HuffPost TV's pilot wish list below.