Mary McCormack (“In Plain Sight”) has signed on as guest star on the fourth season of the hit Showtime comedy series “House of Lies.” McCormack will play Denna Altshuler, a tough, highly successful white knight investor who Marty (series star and executive producer Don Cheadle) recruits to help save Kaan & Associates.
Alicia Witt (“Justified”) will also guest star as Maya Lindholm, a brilliant engineer who comes to Marty’s rescue when he’s in a bind. McCormack and Witt join previously announced guest stars Larenz Tate (Rush), who returns as Marty’s brother Malcolm, and Demetri Martin (“The Daily Show with John Stewart”) and Valorie Curry (“The Following”).
Production on “House of Lies” started last month for a Sunday, January 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT premiere on the network.
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The third and final season of The Newsroom finds Will and Mac and the staff of “News Night” facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career.
Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing on a series of internal events at ACN that rock the very foundation of the network, and tackles such topics as privacy issues, the influence of social media on traditional news gathering and corporate takeover. The men and women of “News Night” are faced with personal and professional dilemmas that will forever determine their futures.
Set against the backdrop of the Boston Marathon bombing, The Newsroom kicks off the season with a highly charged look at the core issue of maintaining journalistic integrity in the era of 24-hour news cycles, while crowd-sourcing and “citizen journalism” result in the dissemination of misinformation.
Created by showrunner Aaron Sorkin (Oscar® winner for writing “The Social Network,” executive producer and creator of the multiple Emmy® winner “The West Wing”), the Golden Globe-nominated HBO drama series The Newsroom follows the “News Night” team at the cable network ACN on their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships. Beginning its six-episode, third and final season SUNDAY, NOV. 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), the series is executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin (the Oscar® winner “No Country for Old Men “) and Alan Poul (HBO’s multiple Emmy® winner “Six Feet Under”), with Denis Biggs (HBO’s “Entourage”) and Paul Lieberstein (“The Office”) joining the show as executive producers.
Jeff Daniels (Emmy® for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) stars as Will McAvoy and Emily Mortimer (“Hugo,” “Shutter Island”) stars as Mackenzie McHale, the show’s executive producer.
Other returning cast regulars for the third season are: Sam Waterston (Oscar® nominee for “The Killing Fields”) as Charlie Skinner, Will’s old-school boss; John Gallagher, Jr. (Tony winner for “Spring Awakening”) as Jim Harper, Mackenzie’s loyal producer; Alison Pill (HBO’s “In Treatment”) as associate producer Maggie Jordan; Thomas Sadoski (Tony nominee for “Reasons to Be Pretty”) as Don Keefer, Will’s former executive producer; Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) as resourceful self-made newsman Neal Sampat; and Olivia Munn (“I Don’t Know How She Does It”) as financial news analyst Sloan Sabbith.
Returning guests for season three include Jane Fonda (Oscar® winner for “Klute” and “Coming Home”) as Leona Lansing, the CEO of ACN’s parent company, Atlantis World Media; Chris Messina (“The Mindy Project”) as ACN president Reese Lansing; David Harbour (“Revolutionary Road”) as reporter Elliot Hirsch; and Marcia Gay Harden (Oscar® winner for “Pollock,” Oscar® nominee for “Mystic River”) as ACN attorney Rebecca Halliday.
New to the guest cast in season three are B.J. Novak (“The Office”) as Lucas Pruit, a suitor for control of ACN; Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls”) as Reese’s half-sister, Blair Lansing; Mary McCormack (“The West Wing”) as Molly, an FBI agent who’s a friend of Mac; Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (“The Skeleton Twins”) as Charlie Skinner’s wife, Nancy; and Clea DuVall (“Argo”) as Lily, a mysterious woman who works for a government contractor.
I’ve added to the Mary McCormack fan Gallery with the caps from her role on Scandal this week.
A new update to the Mary McCormack Fan Gallery with 2 still from her oct 2nd episode of Scandal.
“The State of the Union” – In order for Fitz to make the biggest impact with his State of the Union address on gun control, Cyrus sets out to recruit a power couple (Mary McCormick and Josh Randall) who are influential on the issue. Meanwhile, Mellie’s personal struggle gets national attention on “Scandal,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob “Jake” Ballard.
24. Kate Harper
Played By: Mary McCormack
Number of Episodes: 48
Season five was an absolute wasteland for good new characters – with few exceptions, everyone introduced just didn’t quite fit with the rest of the established world. Not so with Commander Kate Harper of the NSA. She had tremendous shoes to fill, taking over the advisory role from Nancy McNally, but McCormack defied the odds and charmed us. By the end of the series, she was just as much a part of the main cast as those who had been there from the start. – KO
Signature Episode: “Ninety Miles Away,” where we learn the secrets of her past with Leo. It was built up to be more than it is, but her work in the episode is lovely.
Mary McCormack and Josh Randall have landed guest-starring roles on Scandal, EW has learned.
The In Plain Sight and CSI alums, respectively, will play a couple in an episode slated for early October. Further details on their roles are being kept under wraps, which means the comments section is open for your guesses.
Though McCormack is a newbie to Shondaland, Randall has previously appeared on both Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, though he played two different roles.
Scandal returns for season 4 on Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Not so fast, Chelsea Handler!
The outspoken “Chelsea Lately” host plans to officially leave her hit E! show on Aug. 26 with an hour-long live special. There will be lots of cameos from her famous friends (including Jennifer Aniston, Mary McCormack and Gwyneth Paltrow), plus an original musical number.
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