Eileen Galindo to Appear on Season Two of CBS All Access’ Original Anthology Series “Why Women Kill”

Eileen Galindo is preparing for Killer work…

The Latina actress has landed a recurring role in season 2 of CBS All Access’ original anthology series Why Women Kill.

Eileen Galindo

She joins previously announced series regulars Allison Tolman, Nick Frost, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario and Veronica Falcón in the series that hails from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

This season of the dark comedy features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.

Galindo plays Isabel, Rita’s (Parilla) maid with a bit of an edge, wry and pragmatic. She is well aware that Rita is not only having an affair with a younger man, but had hoped and believed that her elderly husband would be dead by now. On the surface, Isabel is the perfect maid, who helps with the garden party and other chores, but underneath it all she may understand Rita the best.

The series is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

Galindo’s previous credits include The Binge, All Rise, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.

Jon Seda to Star in NBC’s Drama Pilot “La Brea”

Jon Seda is making a return to NBC…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor, who starred on NBC’s Chicago Fire and recurred on Chicago P.D. for several seasons, has landed a lead role opposite Natalie Zea and Michael Raymond-James in the high-concept drama pilot La Brea.

Jon Seda

Hailing from writer David AppelbaumKeshet Studiosand Universal Television, the project begins with a massive sinkhole that mysteriously opens in Los Angeles. It tears a family in half, separating mother (Zea) and son from father (Raymond-James) and daughter (Zyra Gorecki). When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.

Seda will play Dr. Benjamine Glass, a former Navy Sealwho knows how to take charge.

Thor Freudenthalwill direct the pilot.

Last spring, Seda departed the Chicago franchise after seven years on Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice. As his Chicago character had developed a devoted following, his exit was met with strong reaction by fans, and NBC has been looking for ways to bring him back into the fold.

Seda starred as Detective Antonio Dawson Chicago P.D. One of the original stars of the Chicago franchise, he started off as a recurring on the mothership Chicago Fire before he was spun off to Chicago P.D. He also appeared for a time on the short-lived legal drama spinoff Chicago Justice.

Prior to joining the Chicago franchise, Seda played Nelson Hidalgo on TremeHis other credits include appearances on Hawaii Five-0The Closerand Burn Notice.

Chicago Fire Acquire Gaston Gimenez from Velez Sarsfield

Gaston Gimenez’s career is on fire

The Chicago Fire have acquired the 28-year-old Argentine professional footballer, a defensive midfielder, from Velez Sarsfield for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Gaston Gimenez

Gimenez will occupy an international slot as a Designated Player on the Fire’s 2020 roster, pending a medical review and receipt of his international transfer paperwork. 

He’s under contract with Chicago through the 2021 season with a club option for 2022.

Gimenez has spent his entire professional career in his native Argentina, most recently with Velez in the Superliga. He has made 42 appearances with the club since 2018.

“We are thrilled to acquire a player with the quality of Gaston Gimenez,” Chicago head coach Raphael Wicky said in a club statement. “Gaston has a great left foot and is very gifted in the technical and physical aspects of the game. In addition, his humility and desire to always give his best for the team will fit in very well with the culture that we are establishing here at the Fire. I am looking forward to welcoming him to Chicago and having him be a leader on our team.”

A media outlet in Argentina reported the transfer fee was $4.3 million.

Gimenez has earned one cap with Argentina’s senior national team, playing in a friendly against Mexico in 2018.

The Fire open the MLS regular season on the road on Sunday against the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders.

Monica Raymund to Reprise Her Role on “Chicago Fire”

Monica Raymund is headed back to the station…

The 33-year-old half-Dominican American actress is set to reprise her role as Gabby Dawson on Chicago Fire

Monica Raymund

Raymund, whose departure after six seasons left fans of the NBC drama series devastated, will appear in the Season 8 midseason finale on November 20, according to Deadline.

When Gabby last appeared in the season 7 premiere, she’d returned from Puerto Rico, where she had accepted a full-time job working on hurricane relief efforts, and had asked her then-husband Matt Casey to leave his life in Chicago and move with her to the island, but he declined. The couple later filed for divorce.

In the upcoming episode, Gabby returns to Chicago to help raise money for her aid organization and stops by the firehouse to see her former co-workers, including Matt.

“Fans can expect sparks to fly from the Dawson and Casey reunion,” Raymund tells EW.com, which first reported her casting. “Dawson and Casey will always have an unbreakable bond, and their love is a special love that I think will forever stay alive. The fans don’t want to miss this episode — we get to see Dawson and Casey’s love in a new light.”

Raymund was one of five original Chicago Fire series regulars whose initial contracts expired after Season 6 and among the three, including Eamonn Walker and David Eigenberg, who had not been approached about signing new deals ahead of time.

Joe Minoso to Appear on Third Season of Epix’s “Get Shorty”

Joe Minosois coming up short(y)

The 40-year-old Latino actor and Chicago Fire star has landed a recurring role opposite Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano on the upcoming third season of Epix’s Get Shorty, from MGM Television.

Joe Minoso

Get Shorty is based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 bestselling novel and created for television by Davey Holmes

The dark comedy follows Miles Daly (O’Dowd), muscle for a Nevada crime ring who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed-up producer, Rick Moreweather (Romano), as a means to leave his criminal past behind. In season two, Miles struggled to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal. His progress in Hollywood was jeopardized when the washed-up producer, with whom he partnered in season one, agreed to wear a Federal wire.

In season three, Miles (O’Dowd) embraces more ruthless methods as he settles scores and attempts to climb the Hollywood ladder.

Minoso will play Hector, a Capotillo gang leader that controls crime in Los Angeles.

Get Shorty
 is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

Minoso plays the series regular role of Joe Cruz on NBC’s Chicago Fire, which premieres its eighth season this fall.

His other credits include television appearances on Boss, Shameless and Prison Break.

Alberto Rosende to Appear on NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

Alberto Rosende’s on (Chicago) Fire… 

The 26-year-old Colombian and Cuban American actor has landed a recurring role on the upcoming eighth season of NBC’s Chicago Fire.

Alberto Rosende

Rosende will portray Blake Gallo, a young firefighter who loves his job and joins Firehouse 51 as the Chicago Fire Department expands the number of firefighters on second shift. Casey (Jesse Spencer), Herrmann (David Eigenberg) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) — impressed with Gallo’s relentless energy — take him under their wings.

From executive producer Dick Wolf and co-creator Derek HaasChicago Fire looks into the lives of the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 who risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their city.

In addition to Spencer, Eigenberg and Kinney, the cast includes Eamonn WalkerKara KilmerMiranda Rae MayoAnnie IlonzehChristina StolteJoe Minoso and Yuri Sardarov.

Rosende is best known for his starring role as Simon Lewis on Shadowhunters, which aired for three seasons on Freeform. He’s currently the face of Old Spice’s new ad campaign entitled “Never Let a Friend Lose His Swagger.” 

Chicago Fire‘s Season 8 premieres on September 25 on NBC.

Marquis Rodriguez Joins the Ensemble Cast of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Prequel Pilot

Marquis Rodriguez is upping his Game

The Latino actor has joined the ensemble cast ofHBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot.

Marquis Rodriguez

Rodriguez joins a new list of series regular additions that includes John SimmRichard McCabe, John Heffernanand Dixie Egerickx.

The drama pilot hails from writer Jane Goldmanand author/GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin.

Created by Goldman and Martin and written by Goldman based on a story by her and Martin, the untitled prequel takes place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. It chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it’s not the story we think we know.

The five join previously announced series regulars Naomi WattsJosh WhitehouseNaomi AckieDenise GoughJamie Campbell BowerSheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah,Georgie HenleyAlex Sharp,Toby Regboand Miranda Richardson.

Rodriguez will next be seen in the Netflix miniseries, When They See Us, from director Ava DuVernay. He most recently guest-starred on NBC’s Manifest and appeared in recurring arcs on NBC’s Chicago Fire, andMarvel Studios/Netflix’s Luke Cage and Iron Fist crossover episode. His film credits include Saturday ChurchLandlineand 3 Generations.

Sarah Shahi Lands Recurring Role on Showtime’s Drama Series “City On a Hill”

The Hill(s) are alive for Sarah Shahi

The 39-year-old half-Spanish American actressand former Person of Interest star has landed a key recurring role opposite Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in City On A Hill, Showtime’s upcoming drama series executive produced by Ben AffleckMatt Damonand Jennifer Todd

Created, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean and based on an original idea by Affleck, City on a Hill is set in the early 1990s Boston, rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. 

The fictional account centers on assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) who arrives from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Shahi will portray Rachel Behnam, a street-smart investigator for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Produced by Showtime, City On A Hill also stars Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’BrienJill HennessyLauren E. Banks, Amanda ClaytonKevin Chapman and Tony nominee Jere Shea, with Kevin Dunnrecurring.

Production on the new 10-episode series will begin next month in New York and Boston, and will premiere later this year.

Shahi, who previously headlined USA Network’s drama Fairly Legal, co-starred as Sameen Shaw on CBS’ Person of Interest, played Carmen on The L Word, recurred on Chicago Fire, Pitch and most recently starred on Reverie.

Monica Raymund to Star in Starz’s Opioid Epidemic-Themed Drama “P-Town”

Monica Raymund has landed her next starring role…

The 32=year-old half-Dominican American actress and former Chicago Fire has been cast as the lead in P-TownStarz’s drama that touches on the current opioid epidemic.

Monica Raymund

From former Gotham writer-producerRebecca CutterPower executive producer Gary Lennonand Jerry Bruckheimer Television, the project was originally picked up for development last fall.

Now that it’s been ordered to series, P-Town will begin production in March.

Written and executive produced by Cutter, P-Town centers on Jackie Quinones (Raymund), a lesbian National Marine Fisheries Services officer, happy to use her gun and badge to pick up tourist chicks in “P-Town” — the gay mecca of Provincetown, MA. But when she finds a body washed up on the beach — collateral damage of the opioid epidemic – Jackie’s life begins to circle the drain. As she faces her own addictive behaviors, she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving the murder. Jackie’s forced to confront the dark side of the idyllic summer spot – all the while putting herself and her sobriety in danger.

As opiate-related overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the U.S. since 2001, Massachusetts has been hit hard, with more than 1,250 deaths from heroin overdose in 2014. The 2015 HBOdocumentary Heroin: Cape Cod, USA, depicted the dire situation in Cape Cod where 85 percent of the crimes are opiate-related.

Raymund played Gabriella Dawson for six seasons on NBC’s Chicago Fire. She was one of five original series regulars whose initial contracts expired after Season 6 and the most prominent female cast member on the Wolf Entertainment/Universal Televisiondrama. Raymund played Paramedic in Charge/Firefighter Candidate Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson.

Raymund is also known for her role as Dana Lodge on CBS The Good Wife.

NBC Moves Up Dacosta’s “Chicago Med” Premiere to Fall

Yaya Dacosta’s new series is headed to television sooner than expected…

NBC is tweaking its fall schedule, replacing the new medical drama Heartbreaker with the 32-year-old part-Brazilian American actress’ new series Chicago Med.

Yaya Dacosta in Chicago Med

The network had announced a fall 2015 Tuesday lineup consisting of The Voice leading to Heartbreaker and new variety show Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, to be succeeded by NBC Tuesday 10 PM anchor Chicago Fire in November, when Best Time Ever’s run ends.

Chicago Med, which originated as a planted spinoff episode of Chicago Fire this past season, was previously slated for a midseason launch but will now debut in September behind The Voice. Starting in November, it will form a Chicago 9-11 PM block, paired with the franchise’s mothership series.

The scheduling change stems from the pregnancy of Heartbreaker star Melissa George, who is expecting her second child.

Both Heartbreaker and Chicago Med will start production in mid-summer, but Heartbreaker will then go on hiatus to accommodate George’s pregnancy.

Dick Wolf’s Chicago Med is described as an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital.

Chicago Med also stars Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden and Nick Gehlfuss.