Lots of casting news in this afternoon’s TV snacks. Enjoy!
Former “Heroes” star Jack Coleman will match wits with “The Mentalist” this fall. Coleman will play a wealthy murder suspect who catches Jane’s (Simon Baker) attention because of his eerily calm demeanor. [TV Guide]
Speaking of “The Mentalist,” “Trauma” and “Friday Night Lights” veteran Kevin Rankin is also guesting this season as Jane’s no-account brother-in-law. He’s also booked a guest role on HBO’s “Big Love” as the son of polygamists. [EW/Hollywood Reporter]
One-time “In Living Color” star Jamie Foxx is involved in a new sketch-comedy show at FOX. He’s executive producing a sketch show (working title: “The Jamie Foxx Project”) that will star comedian Affion Crockett and debut sometime in the 2010-11 season. [FOX]
In development news, “Lost” writer-producer Elizabeth Sarnoff and J.J. Abrams are shopping a script called “Alcatraz” to networks, and NBC has bought a pitch from “Battlestar Galactica’s” Ron Moore that’s described as “an adult Harry Potter.” [Deadline]
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