Casting Bits: ‘NCIS’ Adds Reiko Aylesworth, ‘Firefly’ Alum Jewel Staite Heads to ‘Castle’ and More

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Besides season finales, there are other things to look forward to in May, including exciting guest stars and much awaited reunions. Read on to find out more.

Reiko Aylesworth to Guest Star on NCIS

NCIS has booked yet another 24 alum following the casting of Sarah Clarke, who played 

Nina Meyers on the FOX action thriller. According to TV Line, Reiko Aylesworth will guest star in the May 3 episode entitled “Homefront.” She is set to play Anne Marshall, “a deployed Marine Master Sergeant’s wife whose 14-year-old son foils a home invasion.” 

Jewel Staite to Appear on Castle

Castle showrunners Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley confirmed that another Firefly reunion will take place on the show’s current season. Jewel Staite, who played Kaylee Frye on the science fiction that starred Nathan Fillion, will be playing the director of a Shakespearean Broadway production whose lead star turns up dead. “There are some great scenes between her, Nathan [Fillion] and the boys,” Winter said. “She came to play, she was really great.” Staite is expected to appear in episode 20 entitled “Much Ado About Murder,” which airs May 2.

Josh Charles Returns to The Good Wife

Though CBS has yet to confirm the news, TV Line is reporting that Josh Charles will reprise his role as Will Gardner on The Good Wife in the May 8 season finale. Charles, who was killed off in season 5, will reportedly appear opposite Julianne Margulies’ Alicia in a newly-created flashback sequence.

Ioan Gruffudd Joins UnReal

Lifetime’s reality-TV satire is making room for a tech billionaire in the form of Ioan Gruffudd. According to Variety,  the Forever star will playing a recurring character named John Booth, who sets his sights on Quinn King (Constance Zimmer). Booth is described as “ruggedly handsome, optimistic and curious with the breezy demeanor of a man who owns the world.”

Lesley Nicol Joins The Catch

Downton Abbey actress Lesley Nicol has landed a recurring role on ABC’s The Catch though details about her character or storyline are being kept under wraps. Aside from the PBS series, Nicol has also appeared on Supernatural, Once Upon a Time and Shameless. 

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