News Mania: HARRY’S LAW Grabs Mark Valley, New Love Interests On HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and HAWAII FIVE-0, and more

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It’s time for a new News Mania round up including all the TV news items we might have missed recently.

  • Mark Valley (Human Target, Boston Legal) has been cast as a regular in NBC’s HARRY’S LAW. Valley will play the character of Oliver Richard, a new attorney at Harriett Korn’s law firm. [TVLine]
  • Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar, House) has been cast in a major recurring role on CBS’ HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) possible new love interest. [TVLine]
  • Dylan Baker (Damages, Burn Notice) will guest star on WHITE COLLAR in the second half of its third season, which will air in 2012. Baker will play “Andy Woods, a ruthless financier who is suspected of embezzling from his daughter’s elite private school.” [TV Line]
  • Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) might be getting a love interest this Fall when actress Lauren German (Happy Town) joins HAWAII FIVE-0 this fall as “a smart and beautiful former Homeland Security officer who has been hand-picked by the new Governor to join the Five-0 task force.” [TVLine]
  • Actress Penny Johnson Jerald (24) has joined the cast of CASTLE as a series regular for the upcoming fourth season. Jerald will play NYPD Police Captain Victoria Gates, Captain Roy Montgomery’s (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) replacement.
  • 7th Heaven‘s David Gallagher will guest star in a couple episodes of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES this fall. Gallangher will play werewolf Ray Sutton who has a run-in with Klaus. [TVLine]