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TV News: Courtney B. Vance, Laurence Fishburne, Windell Middlebrooks, Aja Naomi King, CCH Pounder, Lance Reddick

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 11, 2014 at 1:55PM

TV News: Courtney B. Vance, Laurence Fishburne, Windell Middlebrooks, Aja Naomi King, CCH Pounder, Lance Reddick
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Courtney B. Vance

Some quickie TV casting news you should know about:


First, Courtney B. Vance has landed a co-starring role in ABC’s medical drama pilot Warriors, which is inspired by the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, and follow the best and brightest military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine. Vance will play a Navy Lt. Hennessey Fiske, who's described as an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in neurology,  and a resident genius. Vance joins Eloise Mumford, the only other actor cast in the pilot thus far.
 

Second, Laurence Fishburne will play a recurring role in ABC’s Black-ish (working title), from Kenya Barris, and starring Anthony Anderson. Loosely based on Barris' own life, the comedy will follow the trials of an upper-middle-class black man (Anderson) who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity, despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids. Fishburne will play Anderson's father.

Next, Windell Middlebrooks has booked a series regular role on NBC‘s comedy pilot Mason Twins, which tells the the story of two fraternal twin sisters,who reunite after being estranged since high school. Middlebrook will play a character named Chance, who's described as an unkempt gay man who was one of the twins' best friend in high school.

Fourth, Aja Naomi King has been cast in ABC's drama pilot, How To Get Away With Murder, which is co-produced by Shonda Rhimes. Described as a sexy, suspense-filled legal thriller, the project follows a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot. King has signed up to play one of the ambitious law students.

Fifth, CCH Pounder has joined the cast of CBS’ NCIS spinoff. Scott Bakula and Zoe McLellan are also members of the cast of the series which will be set in NCIS New Orleans office, which handles cases from in the Southeastern section of the USA. Pounder will play a Dr. Wade, the Medical Examiner, described as eccentric, smart, and deeply-rooted in Louisiana.

And finally, Lance Reddick has landed a guest-starring role on NBC's The Blacklist, playing a character known as "The Cowboy," one of James Spader's character's many assets, who's given an assignment that leaves his boss in shock. Reddick just ended a recurring gig on American Horror Story: Coven.

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