Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Casts Kurtwood Smith; Mario Lopez Joins ‘Grease Live’

Kurtwood Smith has joined the Season 2 cast of ABC’s action-drama series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Smith will play Vernon Masters, a veteran of the War Department with a keen understanding of how to work the system. Hayley Atwell stars as Agent Peggy Carter, the unstoppable secret agent for the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Dedicated to the fight against new atomic-age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy now must journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect. Smith’s credits include Resurrection, That 70s Show and Robocop. Agent Carter is set to premiere in 2016.

Mario Lopez is the latest to join the ensemble cast of Grease Live, set to air Sunday, January 31 on Fox. He’ll play TV teen dance show host Vince Fontaine, played by Edd Byrnes in the 1978 feature film. In this live TV adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny (Aaron Tveit) and Sandy’s (Julianne Hough) summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. With their friends pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier. Lopez hosts the Emmy-winning daily show Extra and Clear Channel radio’s On With Mario Lopez. His other TV credits include a guest role on on Nip/Tuck.

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