Amy Ryan Returning to THE OFFICE, James Tupper Joins GREY’S ANATOMY, Tammy Blanchard for THE GOOD WIFE & Amber Tamblyn on HOUSE M.D.

     July 15, 2010

Amy Ryan Returning to THE OFFICE, James Tupper Joins GREY'S ANATOMY, Tammy Blanchard for THE GOOD WIFE & Amber Tamblyn Plays Doctor for HOUSE M.D. slice

The casting updates for series returning this fall just keep on coming. First up, it sounds like some big things are in store for Steve Carell’s last season of The Office as Zap2It reports Amy Ryan will reprise her role as Holly Flax, the former lover/co-worker of World’s Greatest Boss Michael Scott. And this isn”t just going to be a measly one-episode guest appearance as Holly will be returning to Scranton for no less than eight episodes. This isn’t entirely surprising since the end of last season saw Michael asking Sabre CEO Jo (Kathy Bates) to bring Holly back to the branch. Things should get pretty interesting since Holly doesn’t seem to be very pleased that she’s returning to Michael’s home court.

Hit the jump for some new additions to the casts of Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife and House M.D.

After a devastating and traumatic hostage situation struck fear into the hearts of the employees of Seattle Grace, a fresh face will be there for them to lean on as EW reports James Tupper (Mercy, Men in Trees) will join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. He’ll be taking on the recurring role of Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor brought in to help Seattle Grace recover from the terrible events that closed last season. Tupper will be around for two episodes, but there’s the potential that he could stick around long enough to get his own McNickname.

Next, the second season of CBS drama series The Good Wife has just gained another key character as EW reports Tammy Blanchard (Me and My Shadows) has joined the cast. Blanchard will play one of Glen Childs’ (Titus Welliver) underlings and a confidante to Cary (Matt Czuchry). Her character is described as a fair-minded assistant state’s attorney who looks more like an indie-band drummer than a lawyer. In addition to Blanchard’s casting, Chris Sarandon (Fright Night) will play the recurring character Judge Goode and Jacob Pitts (Justified) will guest star in the season premiere story (torn straight from the headlines) about a Wikileaks-type website owner who finds himself accused of murder.

Finally, Fox has announced via press release that Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will appear in a multi-episode story arc on House M.D. She’ll play a new member of Dr. House’s team who is brought into Princeton Plainsboro though she is not technically yet qualified to practice medicine. Like many of the doctors who encounter House’s unique approach to his work, she’ll be confronted with the morally and ethically questionable way that he practices medicine. Will she stand a chance against House’s incessant sarcasm and perpetual 5 o’clock shadow? Tune in to find out. Check out part of the officiall press release below:

Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn has signed on to appear in the upcoming season of HOUSE for a multi-episode story arc. She will play a brilliant and aggressive medical student whom DR. HOUSE (Hugh Laurie) hires as a new team member although she is technically not yet qualified to practice medicine. Tamblyn’s character will be confronted with the morally and ethically questionable way that House practices medicine.

The seventh season premiere of HOUSE airs Monday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

With an impressive resume for a young actress, Amber Tamblyn’s breakout role was the title character in the critically acclaimed television series “Joan of Arcadia.” Her work on the show earned her both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, and for her work opposite Tilda Swinton in the film “Stephanie Daley,” Tamblyn was honored with a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2007. She will next be seen in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” opposite James Franco and in John Doyle’s “Main Street” with Orlando Bloom and Colin Firth. Most recently seen in “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” opposite Michael Douglas, Tamblyn’s other film credits include “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” alongside Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Blake Lively. Additional television credits include “The Unusuals,” “Boston Public” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” An acclaimed writer, Tamblyn has published two poetry books and is a co-founder of WRITE NOW Poetry Society, a non-profit organization that raises funds for poetry programming. She also collaborated on “The Drums Inside Your Chest,” a performance-poetry concert film.

HOUSE is an innovative take on the medical drama in which the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients. The series also stars Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson.