NBC's Heroes has, at times, padded its cast with enough characters that it can be a challenge to remember which one is a human bomb, which one has built-in Wi-Fi, and which one can shoot electricity out of her fingertips. OK, everyone knows that that last one is the darling and irresistible Kristen Bell.
Heroes has made good use of using both recognizable faces and newcomers, Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars fame being the best example of the former. Now, the show is adding another familiar actor--and he's also a Veronica vet.
TVGuide.com reports that Francis Capra is joining NBC's superhero smash next season, reuniting him in front of the lens with Bell. The 25-year-old Bronx native played Eli "Weevil" Navarro in Veronica Mars and was also in Friday Night Lights and Crank.
In Heroes, Capra will play a villain named Jesse who ends up tangling with Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia).
Former Joan of Arcadia star Amber Tamblyn is returning to television, says The Hollywood Reporter. Tamblyn has landed the lead in ABC's The Unusuals, a drama about the NYPD. She'll play Casey Shraeger, a detective who shuns her wealthy lineage to clean up the mean streets of The Big Apple.
Also calling new shows home is Morris Chestnut (who will always be Ice Cube's brother in Boyz n the Hood to me), who will star in ABC's The Prince of Motor City, and WWE fan fantasy Stacy Keibler, who will join ABC Family's Samurai Girl.