Cibrian to Star Opposite Monica Potter in NBC Comedy Pilot

Eddie Cibrian may soon make his return to the Peacock Network

The 41-year-old Cuban American actor, who rose to acclaim on NBC’s crime drama series Third Watch for five seasons, has been cast as one of the male leads in the network’s multi-camera comedy pilot starring Parenthood alumna Monica Potter.

Eddie Cibrian

The project, from creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, Warner Bros. Television and Ellen DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production, is loosely based on Potter’s life and stars the actress as Bridget, a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.

Cibrian will portray Jason, Bridget’s first ex-husband, a slick professional gambler.

Cibrian’s other credits include Sunset Beach, Invasion and CSI: Miami.

Paladin Pictures Acquires the Psychological Thriller “After,” Starring Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez’s latest project will be released in August…

Paladin Pictures has acquired the distribution rights to the psychological thriller After, which stars the half-Mexican American actress/singer and Broadway star.

Mandy Gonzalez

From first-time director Pieter Gaspersz, the film tells the tale of a middle class family in upstate New York centered around cheerful but fragile matriarch Nora, whose family stone-cutting business is slowly failing and whose delicate balance is threatened by a secret that could change everyone’s lives forever.

Gonzalez stars as Molly Valentino in the film, which was written by Sabrina Gennarino.

After will be released on August 8 in partnership with Accretion Films.

The film also co-stars John Doman, Pablo Schreiber, Adam Scarimbolo, Diane Neal, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Bruno Gunn and Gennarino.

Gonzalez, who starred in the Broadway musical Wicked, has also appeared in Across the Universe (directed by Julie Taymor), In God’s Hands, The Good Wife, Third Watch and  Guiding Light.

Nolasco to Star in ABC’s Drama Project “American Crime”

Crime is about to pay for Elvis Nolasco

The Dominican actor has been cast alongside Caitlin Gerard in the ABC drama American Crime, which hails from 12 Years of Slave writer John Ridley.

Elvis Nolasco

The project centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved.

Nolasco and Gerard will portray an interracial couple, both drug addicts.

Nolasco’s credits include guest appearances on Third Watch, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the television mini-series Miracle’s Boys.

He most recently worked on Spike Lee’s film Oldboy, portraying the character of Cortez.

Cinemax to Premiere Season 2 of Ruivivar’s “Banshee” in January

It’s official! Anthony Ruivivar is headed back to television early next year…

Cinemax has scheduled the start of the 10-episode second season of the pay cable network’s drama Bashee, which stars the 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor, for Friday, January 10 at 10:00 pm.

Anthony Ruivivar

The series stars Antony Starr (Rush) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

Banshee was renewed just three weeks into its freshman season. Its Season 1 finale drew 455,000 viewers during its initial airing and 655,000 during repeats – the largest audience ever for a Cinemax original series finale.

Along with Ruivivar and Starr, the list of cast regulars includes Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell and Ryann Shane, Ben Cross.

The series, which earneda Special Visual Effects Emmy Award, is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes.

Ruivivar is best known for his portrayal of FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto on NBC’s Third Watch, as well as other law enforcement roles in different TV series.

Pérez Cast in Alfred Molina’s Drama “Love is Strange”

Manny Pérez is preparing for a lovely role…

The 44-year-old Dominican actor has been cast in Ira SachsLove Is Strange, which is currently filming in New York City.

Manny Perez

Perez will portray Roberto, the partner to Cheyenne Jackson’s character, in the drama about an older gay couple (Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) forced to live separately with friends and family shortly after they marry.

Love is Strange also stars Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei.

Perez, best known for his roles on television Third Watch and the film Washington Heights, will be starring in 2014′s Crosstown and will appear in the upcoming season of Showtime’s Homeland.

LaRue to Guest-Star on CBS’ “Criminal Minds”

Eva LaRue is about to get downright criminal

The 46-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress will guest-star on CBS’ long-running police procedural Criminal Minds.

Eva LaRue

LaRue, who most recently portrayed lab rat-turned-investigator Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami for seven seasons, will portray Agent Mays, according to TVLine.

LaRue tweeted the news to her followers this week, when she also posted a photo of her with series stars Shemar Moore and A.J. Cook. On her Instagram account; she noted she’d had a “great day” on set.

LaRue is best known for portraying Maria Santos on ABC’s All My Children.

Her other television credits include Soul Food and Third Watch.

Criminal Minds‘ ninth season premieres on September 25 at 9:00 pm.

Ruivivar Lands Recurring Role on TNT’s “Southland”

Anthony Ruivivar will be reporting for police duty in the near future…

The 42-year-old part-Spanish actor has landed a major recurring role on the fifth season of TNT’s cop drama series Southland.

Anthony Ruivivar III

Ruivivar – best known for his role as a paramedic in NBC’s long-running series Third Watch – has been cast in a season-long arc as Lucero, a veteran Los Angeles police officer and a Mexican American born and raised in East Los Angeles.

Ruivivar’s recent television credits include appearances on Burn Notice, American Horror Story, Criminal Minds and Lie to Me.

Consuelos May Star in Comedy Pilot for ABC

Mark Consuelos may soon be moving on up to Manhattan’s Upper West Side…

ABC is thisclose to closing on a script deal for a comedy that will star the 41-year-old half-Mexican actor and former All My Children star.

Mark Consuelos

Executive produced by Consuelos and his wife, Live With Kelly & Michael host Kelly Ripa, the half-hour project will be written by Peter Murrieta.

Produced by ABC Studios, the comedy centers on a blue-collar handyman from Queens (Consuelos) who enters the wealthy world of New York City’s Upper West Side, where he and his son become part of a non-traditional family unit.

This marks the second time ABC and ABC Studios are developing a comedy starring Consuelos. Two years ago, the network bought Port Love, a workplace comedy written by Jeffrey Hodes and Nastaran Dibai.

Consuelos, who rose to acclaim as the hunky Mateo Santos on All My Children, is currently recurring on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum.  He’s previously guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch and Friends.

Meanwhile, this is the second broadcast project this season for Murrieta, who also has a semi-autobiographical multi-generational family show currently set up at NBC. He served as showrunner on the first three seasons of the Disney Channel’s Emmy-winning Wizards Of Waverly Place.

Cibrian to Star in the Hallmark Channel’s “Playing Father”

Eddie Cibrian is bringing his acting talents back to the Hallmark Channel.

The 38-year-old Cuban American actor—who appeared in the 2010 Hallmark movie Healing Hands, opposite Patrick Duffy— will star in the cable network’s latest original TV movie Playing Father, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Eddie Cibrian

The made-for-TV film centers on a former musician—played by Cibrian—who, despite having fans around the world, opts to return home to take a job teaching music to disenfranchised children so he can repair his relationship with his own family. Meanwhile, Michael Beach will play a custodian who works at the school in which Cibrian’s character works.

The project is being directed by Eriq La Salle (A Gifted Man, Ringer).

Cibrian’s credits include Third Watch, CSI: Miami and the gone-to-soon NBC series The Playboy Channel.

The telefilm is the latest to join Hallmark’s lineup of original programming, which now includes the Andie MacDowell starrer Cedar Cove, its first scripted drama series.

Playing Father will premiere next year around Father’s Day.

Cibrian to Guest Star on “Rizzoli & Isles”

Eddie Cibrian is about to have a dynamite summer…

The 38-year-old Cuban American actor has landed a multi-episode arc on the upcoming season of TNT’s crime drama Rizzoli & Isles, according to TVLine.com.

Eddie Cibrian

Cibrian, who previously starred on Sunset Beach and Third Watch, will play Dennis Rockmond, a motivational speaker who will woo Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) during the show’s third season.

Rizzoli & Isles will return on Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00 pm ET on TNT.