TV News Roundup: ‘SOA’ Star Joins ‘Bosch,’ ‘Parts Unknown’ Final Season Details & More

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Casting News

Sons of Anarchy star Ryan Hurst has joined the cast of Bosch for its upcoming Season 5. His character is named Hector Bonner and he’s an investigator for attorney Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers).

Riley Voelkel, known for her role on The Originals, has landed a role in the CW’s upcoming reboot series Roswell, New Mexico. She will play Cameron, who is Max’s (the alien’s) partner at the Sheriff’s Department.

Timothy Hutton (American Crime) has joined the cast of the upcoming FX drama (based on the DC comic series) Y: The Last Manwill. He’ll play the U.S. President.

His Legacy Lives On

CNN is moving forward with its plan to air the twelfth and final season of Anthony Bourdain’s travel-food show, Parts Unknown, this fall. According to the L.A. Times, Bourdain only filmed one episode before his tragic death. It was as trip to Kenya with United Shades of America host W. Kamau Bell.

The rest of the final season’s episodes will be a mix of audio from the locations and interviews with various people who traveled with Bourdain. Footage from Season 12 includes cities like Texas and New York, as well countries like Mexico, Spain and Indonesia.

Reboot News

Alf, the alien from the ’80s sitcom who lived with a middle-class family, is reportedly returning to TV. Warner Bros. is working on the reboot project. The original show ran for four seasons (1986-1990) at NBC with a total of 102 episodes.

New Series

Hulu has ordered a six episode first season of SNL vet Aidy Bryant’s Shrill. The show is about “a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body” based on Lindy West’s memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.

The series will be executive produced by Bryant, Lorne Michaels, and Elizabeth Banks.