With the death of Capt. Montgomery in the 'Castle' season finale (uh, two-month late spoiler alert), the ABC cop-show-with-a-twist is getting a brand-new boss -- a woman.
According to TV Guide, former '24' star Penny Johnson Jerald will head up the 12th Precinct as Victoria Gates, whom the site describes as "a career-minded cop who spent much of her early career in Internal Affairs."
Contrary to Castle's buddy-buddy relationship with Montgomery, the writer and his detective shadow-ee, Beckett, will butt heads with the no-nonsense boss.
In other TV casting news ...
So when Ryan Murphy said the 'Glee' kids would graduate this year, he even meant stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer & Cory Monteith. In case you didn't understand what he meant by 'everyone's graduating.' [THR]
What else is new: Serena van der Woodsen's got a new suitor on 'Gossip Girl.' Brian J. Smith, formerly of 'Stargate Universe,' will play a Los Angeles chef named Max. [TVLine]
Lauren German is heading to Hawaii. The 'Happy Town' actress will be the newest team member as a regular on 'Hawaii Five-0.' [TV Guide]
The CW is getting a blast from the past on 'The Vampire Diaries.' '7th Heaven''s Simon Camden, also known as actor David Gallagher, will play a werewolf unlucky enough to encounter Klaus in Tennessee. [TVLine]