08/01/2012 08:51 am ET

Matt Lauria Heads To 'Parenthood' And More Casting News

Looks like "Parenthood" is getting a little more Texas.

According to TVLine, "Friday Night Lights" alum Matt Lauria (also of "The Chicago Code"), is headed to "Parenthood" as a soldier who returns from Afghanistan and connects with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), the Braverman family patriarch.

Other "FNL" vets to appear on the show have included Minka Kelly, Michael B. Jordan, Derek Phillips, Angela Rawna and Jeff Rosick.

In other TV casting news...

Ben Feldman is headed back to "Drop Dead Diva." The "Mad Men" actor will return to the Lifetime series as guardian angel Fred. [EW]

"Hart Of Dixie" lands "Night Court" funnyman. Charlie Robinson will play Ruby Jeffries' (Golden Brooks) grandfather in Season 2 of the CW series. [THR]

Josh Stamberg will guest star on "Criminal Minds." The "Drop Dead Diva" boss man will appear on the CBS crime drama as the father of an abducted family. [TVLine]