We’re beginning this particular edition of TV Quick Hits with news straight outta “The Good Fight,” the upcoming spin-off of “The Good Wife” airing on CBS All Access in the new year. The show’s already got such newcomers as Bernadette Peters and Rose Leslie on board, and you can now add Justin Bartha to the list.
CBS confirmed that the “New Normal” alum will be a series regular in the role of Colin, an attorney within the State’s Attorney’s office who could end up becoming a love interest for Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) after the two face off in court. Here’s what executive producer Robert and Michelle King had to say in a statement:
“Whenever you’re looking for a romantic lead, you look for someone who can play the comedy and the sexuality, but even more importantly is the intelligence … That’s what we love about Justin: he can play all three: the comedy and the sexuality, but he’s also convincing as a tough intellectual foe to Cush in court. We couldn’t be happier.”
As for some other news of the day…
“Stranger Things 2” casting – Per The Hollywood Reporter, the amazing Brett Gelman (“Go On”) is going to be appearing in the Netflix super-hit in the role of a conspiracy theorist, someone who at one point had a thriving career in journalism. The jokes here almost write themselves. The second season will start streaming next year.
“2 Broke Girls” snags RuPaul – The CBS sitcom’s got a new reason to sashay! TVLine reports that the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” host will be appearing as himself in an upcoming January episode, themed around a road trip.
“Candy Crush” casting – Do you love the popular internet game / mobile app? Well, CBS is making a game-show component, and they are looking for teams of two in order to compete, test their skills, and (of course) win some prizes in the process. For more information on the show and how to apply, head over to the link here. Given the success of ABC’s game-show lineup in the summer, there’s clearly a market for this sort of entertainment right now.
That’s all for today! More TV Quick Hits pieces will be coming soon. (Photo: CBS.)