Glee alumna Vanessa Lengies is returning to Fox as a new series regular on the network’s midseason drama Lookinglass (formerly The Frankenstein Code). Written by Rand Ravich and executive produced by Howard Gordon, Lookinglass centers on Jimmy Pritchard, a disgraced dead 75-year-old ex-sheriff who is brought back to life and given a second chance as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities by billionaire tech-genius twins Mary (Dilshad Vadsaria) and Otto (Adhir Kalyan), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass. Lengies, who started off as a guest star on the show, plays Alexa, Mary’s loyal and highly competent executive assistant at Lookinglass. She is repped by Gersh, manager John Carrabino and attorney Geoff Oblath.
Nancy Lenehan (My Name Is Earl) is set as a regular in The Group, TBS’ comedy pilot from Greg Daniels, writer David Jenkins, Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and Warner Horizon TV. The project is about a support group for people who think they have been abducted by aliens. Lenehan will play Margaret Flood, a retiree who is taking full advantage of her newfound sexual freedom after moving into a retirement community in Beacon. She is replacing Marylouise Burke, who was originally cast in the role. Co-starring in the pilot are Wyatt Cenac, Luka Jones and Ana Gasteyer. Lenehan, who is recurring on the HBO comedy series Veep, is repped by Pakula King and Meghan Schumacher Management.