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TV Casting News: Laz Alonzo, Cedric Yarbrough, Samuel Anderson, B.J. Britt

TV Casting News: Laz Alonzo, Cedric Yarbrough, Samuel Anderson, B.J. Britt

The latest TV casting news you should know… 

Laz Alonso (Deception, Jumping the Broom) has been added to the cast of NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura. Based on a popular Spanish series, the hourlong project stars NBC alum Debra Messing as Laura, a homicide detective navigating life and love. Alonso co-stars as Billy, her partner in crime. 

Samuel Anderson (The History Boys) joins Series 8 of Doctor Who, which introduces Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Anderson has a recurring role as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches. 

On joining the show Anderson said, “[Doctor Who] is a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!”

Cedric Yarbrough is set to co-star in Fox’s new half hour Dead Boss, an adaptation of the BBC3 series. 

The comedic mystery stars Jane Krakowski as Helen, a woman wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and depending on her train wreck of a sister to prove her innocence. 

Yarbrough will play Helen’s schlumpy lawyer, Tony. 

Marvel has released a first look at B.J. Britt as Triplett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is set to return to ABC Tuesday, March 4. Britt co-stars opposite Bill Paxton as Garrett, as his character joins the team on a special mission. 

Find the first image of him in action below.

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