Casting Bits: Andy Cohen Makes 'Riverdale' Cameo, Lena Waithe to Guest Star on 'This Is Us' and More
Casting Bits: Andy Cohen Makes 'Riverdale' Cameo, Lena Waithe to Guest Star on 'This Is Us' and More
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
This week's casting roundup includes a famous reality TV host, an Emmy winner, a daytime soap veteran and several celebrities who are set to revisit old roles for an NBC revival. Read on to find out more.


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Andy Cohen on Riverdale

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen will be gracing the second season of Riverdale this March. According to Entertainment Weekly, Cohen, who is also the producer behind the Real Housewives franchise, "will be playing himself and he's an old friend of the Lodges who has come to Riverdale to offer Hermione (Marisol Nichols) a helping hand." 

Lena Waithe on This Is Us

Emmy winner Lena Waithe, who created The Chi and Master of None, has landed a guest role on This Is UsEntertainment Weekly has confirmed that Waithe will play an animal shelter worker who gives Kate (Chrissy Metz) advice when she decides to get a pet. "They're a very fun duo together," says TIU executive producer Isaac Aptaker. "She's a super cool East Side L.A. woman who loves dogs and cats -- and finding them homes."

Chai Hansen on Shadowhunters

Shawdowhunters is making room for Simon's new pal when the show returns for its third season this March. TV Line reports that Chai Hansen, who played Ilian on The 100, has been cast to play the role of Jordan Kyle -- who, based on the books, eventually becomes Simon's roommate.

Drake Hogestyn on Criminal Minds

Drake Hogestyn, also known as John Black in daytime TV, is set to appear on the March 14 episode of Criminal Minds. According to TV Line, the Days of Our Lives vet will play Senator Richards, who is described as a "powerful congressman and part of the D.C. elite." Hogestyn first teased about his Criminal Minds gig on Twitter.


Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue on Will and Grace

Will and Grace will be bringing back several familiar faces in upcoming episodes. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue will be reprising their previous roles on the NBC revival. Baldwin played Karen's (Megan Mullally) former lover Malcolm Widmark, who helped Karen's husband fake his death before leaving on a government mission to Sri Lanka. Danner played Will's (Eric McCormack) mother, Marilyn Truman, while Rue appeared as Grace's (Debra Messing) sister, Joyce.


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