6:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Love Monkey' Alum Joins NBC's 'The Frontier'
Love Monkey co-star Erik Jensen has joined the ensemble cast of NBC's The Frontier.
The actor, whose credits include arcs on 30 Rock, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, will play Dr. William Strong in the drama that revolves around a group who follows their dreams and heads West from Missouri across the unchartered country in the 1840s.
Ethan Embry (Empire Records) will play DJ, a bittersweet and sardonic guy in a sham marriage to Megan Ferguson's (Boardwalk Empire) Payton, who is described as a Georgia girl who is half Scarlett O'Hara and half Tallulah Bankhead.
Jake McLaughlin (Savages) will play Cooper, a strong and driven farmer with stellar fighting skills. Bridget Regan (Perception) has been cast as Hannah, a beautiful woman in her late 20s who bonds with Cooper despite traveling with her husband. Al Weaver (Doom) will play Ben, a heavyset writer in his early 30s who is charged with chronicling the group's journey. Gina Bramhill (Being Human) will play a young woman Ben pulls to safety from a collapsed sandbank who is headed to meet her fiancé for the first time.
Thomas Schlamme will direct and exec produce the drama, from Sony Pictures Television and Prospect Park.
Jensen, who played Jeff on the short-lived but beloved CBS/VH1 dramedy Love Monkey, is repped by Buchwald/Fortitude, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Bloom Hergott.