Heroes, Daisies add cast

Heroes leads a flurry of casting news over the weekend, with actor Robert Forster joining NBC's hit in the upcoming season.

Forster's addition comes with a bit of a spoiler attached to it--skip to the next paragraph if you like your television au natural. EW.com says that Forster, who was nominated for an Oscar for Jackie Brown, will play dad to a pair of superpowered siblings--Nathan and Peter Petrelli. It's currently unclear when and in what context--flashback, present day, or something else--Forster's character will be in the show.

Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) is adding to his manhood with his latest starring role. The actor has been cast as the lead in HBO's dark comedy Hung, about a man who's packing downstairs and figures a way to put his physical specimen to good use, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's not TV, it's HBO.

Pushing Daisies continues its track record of quality guest stars (no Britney, Lindsay, or Paris needed here!) by booking Stephen Root for a four-episode arc. Root, best known as Milton from Office Space (though he'll always be the wealthy Jimmy James on the excellent NewsRadio to us here at TV.com), will play a character with connections to the dads of both Chuck (Anna Friel) and Ned (Lee Pace), according to EW.com.

Finally, Lisa Bonet (of Cosby Show and Angel Heart infamy) will play Jason O'Hara's girlfriend in ABC's Life on Mars, Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian, Colt .45) will guest on Private Practice, and X rocker John Doe will play "the mystery man" in One Tree Hill.

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Pushing Daisies should totally cast Lindsay (or Lindsey?)
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Hope heroes returns to form this season.
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Good guest for One Tree. Let's keep the K-Feds down and in the gutter where they belong!
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i wonder how stephen root fits to pushing daisies...
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Good for Heroes!
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haha I recommend those who can't wait to see them a nice web www.euageless.com there are latest news about them...
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good choice
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> statistically it had to happen sometime



Never underestimate the vast and unknowable power that is human stupidity, foolish mortal!!!



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Hope Daisies doesn't cast "Britney, Lindsay, or Paris ever ever. Finally a rational decision by Tv execs, statistically it had to happen sometime
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me 2
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love both shows cant wait to see them
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Good idea to bring the Petrelli's father in Heroes. Now they need to get rest of the annoying characters. Like Maya, Alejandro and Claire's boyfriend. I forgot his name but he's annoying as well. Oh yeah it's West.
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Great news about Heroes... :)
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The casting on Pushing Daisies is awesome!
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Another good addition to Heroes.
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I like stephen and billy dee but i am not a fan of either of the shows they are guest starring on, but i do want to check out hung
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great another Heroes twist!
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Pushing Daisies is hilarious. Can't wait for new episodes.
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Great casting news all around.
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how awesome is this? =D luv Stephen Root!!! cant wait to see this play out =D
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Tsk, tsk, tsk. It's Jason O'Mara not O'Hara. The guy is a pretty terrific actor, you really should get it right.
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I'm with you, TV.com. Jimmy James he is! Or William Fontaine DeLateur Dauterive. Or just Stephen Root. Either way, he's great.
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Jimmy James, the name, so nice, they say it twice
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I love Stephen Root! Hilarious in Dodgeball and on King of the Hill.
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I love that instead of saying Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars... It says Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian... Also Harvey Dent in 1989's Batman.



Anyway, cool on the casting news. Heroes and Pushing Daisies rock!
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