Gina Gallego to Star in Showtime’s Drama Pilot “The President is Missing”

Gina Gallegois feeling presidential

The 64-year-old Mexican American actress has been cast as a series regular opposite David Oyelowo in The President is MissingShowtime’s drama series adaptation of the novel by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

Gina Gallego

Hailing from Christopher McQuarrieand Anthony Peckham, The President is Missing centers on a powerless and politically aimless vice president (Oyelowo) who unexpectedly becomes president halfway into his administration’s first term, despite his every wish to the contrary. He walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. Attacked by friends and enemies alike, with scandal and conspiracy swirling around him, he is confronted with a terrible choice: keep his head down, toe the party line and survive, or act on his stubborn, late-developing conscience and take a stand.

Gallego will play Mrs. Aceves, Martin’s executive assistant, a position of influence. She is sweet but also an extremely patient adversary.

The project is based on the book by Clinton and Patterson, which was the No. 1 novel of 2018 and has sold more than 2.3 million copies in North America alone.

Peckham is writing the adaptation.

Gallego’s television credits include Shooter, Crazy Ex-GirlfriendNCISThe MiddleShameless and Grey’s Anatomy,among others. 

Her film work includes Erin BrockovichBeverly Hills ChihuahuaAnger Management and Mr. Deeds

de la Reguera to Star in David Lynch’s New “Twin Peaks” Installment

Ana de la Reguera’s career has reached a new peak

The 38-year-old Mexican actress has booked an arc on the upcoming new installment of David Lynch’s groundbreaking 1990 supernatural mystery series Twin Peaks.

Ana de la Reguera

de la Reguera joins returning star Kyle MacLachlan, who is reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper from the original series.

New cast additions for the new season, set for an early 2017 premiere, are also believed to include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Patrick FischlerDavid DastmalchianGrant Goodeve, Larry Clarke and Caleb Landry Jones.

Lynch is directing the new installment from a script he co-wrote with fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.

de la Reguera has recurred as Elisa Alvaro on Narcos and Paola on Jane The Virgin. Her other credits include Eastbound & Down, The Blacklist, Royal Pains and Anger Management.

Garayua to Star Opposite Gabriel Iglesias in ABC’s Comedy Pilot “The Fluffy Shop”

Gloria Garayua is fluffing up her resume…

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican actress will star opposite Gabriel Iglesias in the ABC comedy pilot The Fluffy Shop, co-written by and starring Iglesias.

Gloria Garayua

The comedian plays a stepfather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.

Garayua will play Carmen, Gabe’s girlfriend, the strict mother of 13-year-old Frankie.

Garayua’s recent credits include guest appearances on Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, Anger Management and a recurring on Grey’s Anatomy.

Gonzaga to Star in TBS’ Comedy Pilot “Wrecked”

Ginger Gonzaga has wrecked her career…

The part-Latina actress has been cast in the TBS pilot Wrecked, a single-camera comedy from up-and-coming writers Justin Shipley and Jordan Shipley and producer Jesse Hara.

Ginger Gonzaga

Described as Lost meets It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Wrecked follows a group of extremely diverse survivors of a plane crash on a remote island who must adjust to life in a dangerous new world that poses unique threats — mostly brought upon themselves. No longer plugged in, the group must navigate this new society and learn to live without the comforts of 2015, including social media, Wifi, indoor plumbing and Chipotle.

Gonzaga, whose television credits include Anger Management, Mixology and In Gayle We Trust, will portray Emma, who’s on her way to Thailand with her friend, Florence, after having decided to drop out of medical school.

Gonzaga’s costars include Zach Cregger, Jessica Lowe, Asif Ali, Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brooke Dillman, James ScottGeorge Basil and Rhys Darby.

Filming on the pilot has begun in Puerto Rico.

Gonzaga to Star in “Still Punching The Clown”

Ginger Gonzaga is ready to clown around…

The Latina actress will star in Still Punching The Clown, the sequel to Punching The Clown, which won the prize for Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Ginger Gonzaga

Henry Phillips returns to star in the sequel, which he again co-wrote with director Gregori Viens.

Still Punching The Clown follows Phillips’ misadventures as a stand-up comic attempting to make a name for himself amid myriad trials and tribulations as he tries to balance success with artistic integrity.

In addition to Gonzaga, who last starred in the television series Mixology, Still Punching The Clown also stars J.K. Simmons, Sarah Silverman, Mike Judge, Jim Jefferies, Derek Waters, Ellen Ratner and stand-up comedians Tig Notaro, Nikki Glaser and Doug Stanhope.

Gonzaga’s other credits include television appearances on Anger Management, Growing Up Fisher and The Millers. She also starred in the film Ted.

Sheen to Serve as a Guest Analyst on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”

Charlie Sheen is ready to play ball

The 48-year-old part-Spanish actor will serve as a guest analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight when the show broadcasts live from the Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals game on Sunday night.

Charlie Sheen

Sheen will be in the broadcast booth for the Sunday Night Countdown show airing on ESPN at 7:00 pm ET from Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark.

Sheen is an avid baseball fan and portrayed a player in Major League (plus the sequel) and Eight Men Out.

Even though he grew up in California — where he was a star pitcher and shortstop for the Santa Monica High School baseball team — Sheen has been a lifelong Reds fan because his West Wing star father, Martin Sheen, is from Dayton, Ohio.

It has been a long time since Sheen graduated from high school, but he still roots for his team and posted a photo of the SaMo High Vikings mascot on Twitter earlier this month with a shout-out to the coach, Tony Todd. He reportedly has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the school’s baseball program since playing there in the 1980s, including buying a new pitching machine in January.

Sheen convincingly played an ex-con reliever for the Cleveland Indians in both Major League films, and portrayed Chicago’s Happy Felsch in Eight Man Out, the biopic about the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Even his wedding to Denise Richards in 2002 was celebrated with a gospel rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Park” during the ceremony, and one of the wedding gifts was an authentic Gold Glove trophy.

The former Two and a Half Men star, who later went on to launch his comedy series Anger Managementon FX, follows in the footsteps of Jon Hamm, who was a guest analyst on Baseball Tonight during the Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates game May 11, after the ESPN crew joined him on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of Million Dollar Arm.

Like Hamm, Sheen will join Reds legend and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech on the set.

Viewers can expect to see more special broadcast events to celebrate the 25th season of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and Sunday Night Baseball, as the network is planning to get other famous fans involved.

Annable to Star in ABC’s Summer Drama “Astronaut Wives Club”

Odette Annable’s next role is out of this world

The 28-year-old half-Cuban American actress has landed one of the lead roles in ABCs 10-episode summer drama series Astronaut Wives Club.

Odette Annable

Based on Lily Koppel’s novel The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The script for The Astronaut Wives Club was written by Stephanie Savage.

Annable will portray Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the wives, a licensed pilot herself. She’s described as a tomboy with great aspirations of her own. Her forward-thinking challenges not just her husband but the other wives.

Annable was an early choice for the role, which marks her second consecutive pilot-season casting at ABC.

Last year, she starred in the drama pilot Westside. Annable has been recurring on Cinemax’s Banshee and CBS Two and a Half Men.

Her other credits include Fox’s House, New Girl and Breaking In, FX’s Anger Management and ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and October Road.

Sheen Cast in Warren Beatty’s Untitled Howard Hughes Project

Martin Sheen is preparing for a Hughes role…

The 73-year-old half-Spanish actor has signed on to appear in Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes project.

Martin Sheen

Despite being old friends, this is the first time Sheen and Beatty have worked together on a project.

No word yet on who Sheen, who will next star opposite Rooney Mara in Stephen Daldry’s Trash, will portray  for director Beatty, who will portray Howard Hughes.

The story centers on Hughes’ assistant (portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich) and his love interest (Lily Collins).

The film will also star Beatty’s wife Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick.

Sheen, who portaryed Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man, recently completed the low-budget children’s film The Boxcar Children, based on the beloved book of the same name.

Sheen also has a recurring role on his son Charlie’s FX series, Anger Management.

Lopez’s FX Comedy Series “Saint George” to Premiere in March

George Lopez’s return to television is schedule for March…

The 52-year-old Mexican American comedian’s FX comedy series Saint George will premiere at 9:00 pm on Thursday, March 6.

George Lopez

Saint George, the second of three 10/90 comedy shows set for FX, is part of Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television’s syndication model.

The half-hour, multi-camera ensemble series centers on George Lopez (Lopez), a recently divorced working class guy turned successful entrepreneur caught between two cultures.

If the series hits certain ratings thresholds in its first 10 episodes, it will trigger an additional 90-episode order.

It joins FX’s Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management, which followed the same model and is now set to enter off-net syndication in September.

Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean co-created the series with Lopez.

Lopez last appeared on television as the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight from 2009-2011.

His last starring role in a sitcom was as the lead on ABC’s George Lopez.

Guzmán Lands Recurring Role on ABC’s Midseason Drama “Mind Games”

Luis Guzmán is getting ready to play mind games

The 57-year-old Puerto Rican actor has landed a recurring role on ABC’s midseason drama Mind Games.

Luis Guzmán

The series centers on two brothers — Ross (portrayed by Christian Slater), a con man, and Clark (Steve Zahn), suffering from bipolar disorder — as they run a problem-solving firm that uses psychological manipulation.

Guzmán will portray Nate, a henchman for fellow recurring actor Vinnie Jones’ character Isaac.

His character is described as a physically imposing and very intimidating, but with a soft center.

It’s the latest television role for Guzmán, who is known for his character work in films like We’re the Millers, Nothing Like the Holidays and Anger Management.

He most recently guest-starred on an episode of NBC’s Community, as well as starred in HBO’s How to Make It in America for two seasons.