Ariela Barer to Star in ABC’s Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot “Rebel”

Ariela Barer is ready to rebel

The Mexican American actress will star in ABC’s drama pilot Rebel, inspired by the life of activist Erin Brockovich.

Ariela Barer

Barer will star as a series regular opposite Katey Sagaland Tamala Jonesin the project.

Executive produced by Brockovich, Rebel hails from Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista VernoffDavis EntertainmentSony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.

Written by Vernoff, Rebel centers on Annie “Rebel” Bello (Sagal), a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. A funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves.

Barer will play Ziggie. The rebellious adopted daughter of Aiden and Rebel, Ziggie is going through a bad patch. She got hooked on pain medication after an injury, but has been drug-free for the last 72 days. A teenager who needs to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings on a very regular basis, Ziggie is vulnerable as hell and needs her mother — only her mother is busy-busy-busy with her latest cluster of tormented clients.

Barer most recently played the role of Gert Yorkes in Marvel’s Runaways,and she recurred on Atypical and One Day At A Time

In film, she portrayed Olivia in feature Lady Worldand will next be seen as a lead in upcoming Disfluencyand in a supporting role in The Ultimate Playlist of Noise.

CBS Gives Full-Season Order to Diane Guerrero’s Comedy Series “Superior Donuts”

Diane Guerrero’s season is complete…

CBS has given a full-season order to its Monday sophomore multi-camera comedy Superior Donuts, starring the 31-year-old Colombian American actress.

Diane Guerrero

Superior Donuts, which premiered its second season on October 30, is averaging 5.77 million viewers with delayed viewing.

In addition to Guerrero, the series stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani and Rell Battle.

Superior Donuts hails from CBS Television Studios,

CBS’ Back 9 order for  Superior Donuts, which is the only CBS comedy series with a diverse lead, comes after the network opted not to order additional episodes of Me, Myself & I and pick up only three more episodes of 9JKL.

Casciani to Star in the Vinnie Pazienza Biopic “Bleed For This”

Tina Casciani is ready to bleed

The half-Brazilian actress has landed a role in director Ben Younger’s Vinnie Pazienza biopic Bleed For This.

Tina Casciani

Casciani will portray Heather, a love interest for boxing champ Pazienza (played by Miles Teller).

The cast also includes Katey Sagal, Aaron Eckhart and Ciaran Hands.

She has a recurring role on the CW’s Jane The Virgin, starring Gina Rodriguez.

Her credits include television appearances on Reckless, Murder In The First, CSI and Revenge.

Michele to Guest-Star on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”

Lea Michele is preparing for a world of anarchy

The 27-year-old part-Spanish actress and Glee star has landed a one-episode guest-starring role on FX‘s Sons of Anarchy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lea Michele

Michele announced the news Monday via her Twitter account, writing: “I’ll be appearing on an episode of my favorite show @SonsofAnarchy! Thank you so much @Harparbar & @sutterink #SOAFX.”

Michele will guest-star in the sixth episode of the final season of the Kurt Sutter drama, portraying Gertie, an empathetic truck-stop waitress and single mother who connects with Gemma (Katey Sagal) during a difficult time.

Michele’s episode is scheduled to air on October 14 on FX.

The casting keeps Michele with the 20th Century Fox family, with the studio producing both Glee and Sons of Anarchy.

Michele joins a season-seven cast that also includes Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson, among others.

Sons of Anarchy will return Tuesday, September 9, at 10:00 pm ET on FX, with live post-show Anarchy Afterword airing immediately after.

Glee returns in 2015 with its abbreviated sixth and final season. An exact date has not yet been announced.