The Grinder alumna Natalie Morales is set to recur opposite Leighton Meester and Adam Pally in Fox’s comedy series Making History. Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (Family Guy), Making History follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Morales will play Mona Rivero, a writer for the local newspaper who begins to suspect that all is not on the level with Deborah (Meester) and Dan (Pally). Morales, who had starring roles in Fox’s The Grinder and ABC’s Trophy Wife, next will be seen opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes. She’s repped by CAA and Bleecker Street Entertainment.
Kenneth Mitchell (The Astronaut Wives Club) has booked a recurring role on the CW’s drama series Frequency, a remagining of the 2000 New Line Cinema film. It centers on a female police detective, who in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unsolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day. Mitchell will play Joe Hurley, a local church Deacon who isn’t quite the family man he appears to be. He’s repped by Domain and Berwick & Kovacik.