Kevin Alejandro of the star-crossed cop drama Southland will soon be pulling doubles. Alejandro has just secured a regular role on HBO’s hit show True Blood as Jesus, “a Latino orderly who is taking care of Ruby Jean Reynolds (Alfre Woodard) at her care facility and becomes involved with her son, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis).” Since TNT has not yet officially decided to produce a second season of Southland, Alejandro will be able to work on True Blood.
Hit the jump for new casting on the upcoming TV shows Retired at 35, Enlightened, and Lights Out.
Joining George Segal (Just Shoot Me) in Retired at 35, TV Land’s first foray into scripted television, will be Johnathan McClain, Casey Wilson (previously of Saturday Night Live), Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) and Christine Ebersole. Retired will be about David, a young businessman (McClain) who leaves his successful life in New York behind for ostensibly stress-free living in his father Alan’s (Segal) retirement home. Wilson will play David’s sister, Walter has been cast as David’s mother and Ebersole will appear as a possible love interest for Alan.