'Vampire Diaries' star gets fairy tale treatment with 'Once Upon a Time'; Eddie Izzard to 'The Good Wife'

david-anders-heroes-320.jpgGuest stars, guest stars, everywhere! It's that time in TV land again -- all of your favorite shows are back in production preparing for the fall season, and casting news is beginning to trickle out. Who will be visiting your favorite show this fall? And, of course, as new faces come in... some go out as well.

He died tragically on "The Vampire Diaries" last season, but "Alias" star David Anders will stick with fantasy this fall when he joins ABC's "Once Upon a Time" for a guest gig as a doctor who goes on a date with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin). Anders tweeted, "This just in! I'll be joining the cast of Once Upon A Time in episode 3. Can't tell u anymore as it's a secret so SHHH &/or tell the world."

The always unpredictable Eddie Izzard has booked a gig on "The Good Wife" as a barrister who fights Lockhart and Gardner in a libel case in British courts. "Eddie Izzard has the one thing we're always looking for: enormous talent with both comedy and drama," said E.Ps Robert and Michelle King. "We couldn't be more excited to have him on the show!" Kelli Giddish, who will star on "Law & Order: SVU" this season, is also set to guest star on "The Good Wife" again. [ TV Guide]

"Castle's" Max Martini, whose assassin character was axed in last season's finale, sticks with ABC as he joins their new mystery series "Revenge" as a Frank Saunders, a private eye who will recur throughout the season. Saunders is hired by Henry Czerny's character. [ TV Line]

"Freaks & Geeks" and "Party Down" actor Martin Starr has landed a gig that is sure to delight his legions of fans -- he'll be playing a poli-sci professor and project advisor to the Greendale study group in the second episode of the season, and his character has a potential to return later on. [ TV Line]

After only two months working on "The Secret Circle," executive producer Richard Hatem is parting ways with The CW supernatural drama due to creative differences. "TVD's" Kevin Williamson will run the series and executive produce alongside Andrew Miller. Hatem commented on his departure on Facebook, saying, "It was a fun experience and a very friendly departure. And best of all, I will be developing something new this fall." He will reportedly be staying in the Warner Bros. TV family. [ Deadline]