Emmanuelle Vaugier has booked a six-episode guest role on the upcoming third season of ABC’s summer series Mistresses. She will play Niko, who’s tough, sexy, rocks a very distinctive style and doesn’t care what you think about it. She becomes the new mixologist at Wunderbar and a thorn in Joss’ (Jes Macallan) side. Vaugier recurs on Two And A Half Men and Canada’s Lost Girl, and her feature credits include Stepdaughter and Teen Lust. She is repped by Evolution Entertainment in Canada and Red Management.
Japheth Gordon and Joey Pollari have been cast in NBC comedy pilot Take It From Us, from Greg Malins, Barry Schwartz and Sony TV. The multi-camera/hybrid project, described as a love story told in flashbacks in 1990s New York, is about a couple who tell their son the lessons they learned growing up in the ’90s in the hope that he and his fiancée can avoid making the same mistakes. Gordon will play Randy, the outgoing and charismatic roommate of Luke (Chris Douglass). Seemingly the only young, gay guy in New York looking for a longtime relationship, he is a romantic who believes every guy he meets is the right one. Repped by Ellis Talent Group and DiSante-Frank and Company, Gordon’s TV credits include Rizzoli & Isles, Chasing Life and Hot In Cleveland.
Pollari will play Blake, son of Lucas and Alyson (Stacey Farber), who meets his seemingly conservative parents for dinner. He’s initially prepared to be bored, but when his parents begin talking about some wild incidents from their distant pasts — intended as life lessons for his own future — his ears perk up, and he starts paying very close attention. Pollari starred on MTV’s The Inbetweeners, and his credits also include Major Crimes, Saint George and Up All Night. He is repped by UTA, Atlas Artists and Jackoway Tyerman.