Casting Roundup: Catherine Tate Returns to ‘The Office’, Mena Suvari on ‘American Horror Story’

Catherine TateLast season of The Office ended with a handful of questionably qualified applicants interviewing for the job of the Scranton branch’s regional manager. As we all know, that job ultimately went to Andy Bernard, who has been treating it with his own trademark style of management. However, it doesn’t mean Andy’s competition is gone for good. One of the applicants will be returning: Nellie Bertram, played by the great Catherine Tate. Bertram may not have gotten the regional manager job, but she will play the role of a special projects manager who forms an interesting and “far from professional” relationship with Robert California, as Executive Producer Paul Lieberstein (who also plays Toby) stated in a press release. The Office airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

She was in American Beauty. She was in American Pie. And now, she’ll be on American Horror Story. The apparently quite patriotic Mena Suvari will pay a visit to FX’s haunted house series, playing some incarnation of the infamous Black Dahlia—the 1947 murder victim whose unsolved killing has been the stuff of public fascination for decades. Suvari will appear in the ninth episode of American Horror Story. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. – TVLine

90210 once knew Dina Meyer as Lucinda Nicholson, the promiscuous California University professor with a taste for young men. Dina Meyer is returning to the series, but not as Nicholson: instead, she’ll play a modeling agent who becomes professionally involved with Matt Lanter’s Liam. Meyer’s episode is set for a November airing. 90210 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. –TVLine