Erik Stocklin (Stalker) has been cast opposite Colleen Ballinger-Evans in Netflix’s new comedy series Haters Back Off. Based on the YouTube personality’s most popular character, Miranda Sings, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings (Ballinger-Evans), an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet. Stocklin will play Patrick, Miranda’s neighbor and best friend. Stocklin recurred on CBS’ Stalker last season and previously appeared on Mistresses. He’s repped by Domain and JC Robbins Management.

Marycarmen Lopez has booked a series regular role on OWN’s new original drama series Queen Sugar, from Ava Duvernay and Warner Horizon Television.Written, directed and executive produced by Duvernay, the contemporary series is adapted from the debut novel by Natalie Baszile. It centers on Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley), a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans. Her life, and that of her brother and their extended family, undergoes significant change when her sister, Charley, returns to Louisiana from Los Angeles to help run the family sugarcane farm. Lopez will play Reyna Velez,the school teacher at the local New Orleans elementary school. Lopez has appeared in various indie projects including Book of Ruth. She is repped by BRS Gage and 3 Arts Entertainment.