Tia Mowry (The Game) has landed a recurring role on the fourth season of ABC’s soapy summer drama series Mistresses. She’ll play Barbara Rutledege, an important, quick, cutting-wit literary agent who signs Karen (Yunjin Kim). Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Brett Tucker and Rob Mayes also star. Based on the UK series, Mistresses is executive-produced by Rina Mimoun, KJ Steinberg, Robert Sertner and Douglas Rae. Mowry recently wrapped the title role in Nick at Nite’s Instant Mom, which she also produced. She also hosts her own Cooking Channel/Food Network series Tia Mowry At Home and recurss on Fox’s Rosewood.
Christopher Backus has joined the cast of History’s new military action-drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and Special Ops veteran David Broyles and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Backus will play Sean, a photojournalist documenting the situation on the ground in Africa. Backus, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Untitled Entertainment, next will be seen in WGN America’s Underground.