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Casting Couch: Brandon Routh Targets "Chuck," Summer Glau and Alexis Denisof Move into "Dollhouse"

Man of Steel, meet Chuck Bartowski.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) has signed on for a multiple-episode story arc on Season Three of NBC's Chuck, which returns to the airwaves in midseason.

According to Ausiello, Routh--who's no stranger to secret identities himself--will play Shaw, "a mysterious new spy who takes control as the new leader of Operation Bartwoski, becoming a mentor to Chuck and a rival in his affections for Sarah."

No airdate was given for Routh's first appearance on the series, nor any specific episode count for his story arc.

Meanwhile, Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is returning to her Whedonverse roots.

Zap2It is reporting that Glau has signed on for a recurring role in Season Two of Whedon's metaphysical action drama series Dollhouse, where she will play Bennett, "a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with Echo (Eliza Dushku)."

And, if that weren't enough Dollhouse goodness, fellow Whedonverse alum Alexis Denisof (Angel) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Dollhouse as Senator Daniel Perrin, a congressman hell-bent on exposing the Dollhouse.

Denisof joins the ranks of a slew of high-profile guest stars on Dollhouse in the coming weeks, including Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber, who will appear in the Season Two opener as Echo's new "husband" Martin Klar, Michael Hogan, who will play a man looking to end a family member's murder spree, and Keith Carradine, who will play Adelle's nemesis, a businessman named Matthew Harding.

Plus, recurring actors Amy Acker and Miracle Laurie will reprise their respective roles in multiple-episode story arcs on Dollhouse's sophomore season.

What do you think? Excited by the possibilities of what Season Two of Dollhouse could bring? And what other Whedonverse alumni would you like to see drop by Dollhouse?

Comments

Bodie said…
Brandon Routh should be good on Chuck. Sounds like it's kind of a Bryce Larkinesque role.
Celia said…
How about a "Mad Men meets the Dollhouse" episode, with Whedon alum Christina Hendricks and Vincent Kartheiser? I'd take a "Castle" crossover with Nathon Fillion, too!
Unknown said…
So they finally kill of Bryce... and they bring in another Bryce?

I'm seriously, seriously tired of the "guy who makes Chuck feel less significant and is a romantic interest for Sarah".

Please give us something new. Please.

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