Casting call: 'White Collar,' '24,' 'Covert Affairs'

themiddleman_nataliemorales_290.jpgUSA's new series "White Collar" has added "The Middleman" star Natalie Morales to its cast.

Morales will be a regular on the show, which premieres Oct. 23, playing a junior FBI agent who works in the bureau's white-collar crime division. She was initially cast as a guest star for a couple of episodes and was then offered a full-time gig, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"White Collar" stars Matt Bomer ("Chuck") as a con artist who makes a deal with the FBI to help catch other criminals in exchange for staying out of prison. Tim DeKay ("Tell Me You Love Me") plays the G-man who caught him and now must work with him.

Morales has two movies -- "The Bounty" and "Going the Distance" -- on their way to theaters in the next year and has just landed a part in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel.

In other casting news:

- Another USA project, "Covert Affairs," has signed Kari Matchett ("24," "Invasion"), Eric Lively ("The L Word") and Eion Bailey ("Band of Brothers") to its ensemble.

The pilot stars Piper Perabo as a CIA trainee whose ex-boyfriend (Bailey) is also of interest to the agency. If the show is picked up, Bailey will have a recurring part, the HR says. Matchett and Lively will both be regulars, with Matchett playing Perabo's boss and Lively a fellow agent.

- Three more actors have joined the new season of "24."

Rami Malek, Julian Morris and Hrach Titizian will all have recurring parts on the FOX series, the Reporter says. Titizian, who also appeared on the sixth season of "24" (as a different character), will play a member of President Hassan's (Anil Kapoor) security detail for his U.N. address.

Malek (the "Night at the Museum" movies) will play a would-be suicide bomber, and Morris will play a member of CTU's SWAT team.

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