James Earl (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Glee) has joined the Season 2 cast of Fox’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens, from executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Earl will play the series regular role of Candy Striper. Season 2 of Scream Queens moves from a college campus setting to a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation. Earl joins recently announced Season 2 stars John Stamos and Taylor Lautner. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash are set to reprise their Season 1 characters. Earl is repped by Abrams Artists Agency, Crimson Media, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
Ralph Macchio has booked a recurring role on The Deuce, HBO’s upcoming drama series starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Written by The Wire creator David Simon and longtime collaborator George Pelecanos and directed by Michelle MacLaren, The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic, and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence. Macchio will play Officer Haddix, a jaded vice cop patrolling Times Square in the corrupt police force of 1970s New York. Macchio is coming off a sold-out run of off-Broadway hit A Room Of My Own and will be seen in upcoming indie comedy Lost Cat Corona.