Parks and Recreation alumna Retta, who recurred in Season 2 of Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, has been promoted to series regular for seasons 3, 4 and 5. Production will begin later this summer in Vancouver. Retta plays Barbara, a rival editor at SheShe who is less than thrilled with Abby’s (Lisa Edelstein) optimistic approach to divorce. However, over the course of the season, Barbara finds common ground with Abby and her group of girlfriends and they realize they have more in common then she initially thought. Created and executive produced by Marti Noxon, the series follows the life of self-help writer Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) as she navigates being single in her 40s with the help of her girlfriends Phoebe (Beau Garett), Delia (Necar Zadegan) and Jo (Alanna Ubach).
Tyrel Jackson Williams (Lab Rats) has landed a series regular role opposite Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet in IFC’s comedy series Brockmire. Based on a Funny Or Die short, Brockmire centers on a famed Major League Baseball announcer (Azaria) who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown on the air after discovering his beloved wife’s serial infidelity. A decade later, Jim Brockmire decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town, calling minor league ball for the Morristown Frackers. Jackson will play Charles, a bright but nerdy youth, the “internet whiz kid” of Morristown. Charles has been hired as an intern/assistant for new team sportscaster, Jim Brockmire. He’s the guy who first tips the technologically illiterate Jim that he’s a legendary internet meme. Williams just finished shooting a supporting role in The Bachelors opposite JK Simmons, and previously was a series regular on Disney XD’s Lab Rats. He is repped by Seven Summits, Osbrink Agency and Hansen Jacobson Teller.