'Friday Night,' 'Criminal Minds' add to casts

5:44 PM PST 04/15/2010 by James Hibberd, AP

THR EXCLUSIVE

"Friday Night Lights" and "Criminal Minds" are adding to their casts with new recurring roles, and more parts have been filled on several pilots.

Emily Rios (TNT's "Men of a Certain Age") has landed at least a six-episode arc on NBC Universal's "Friday Night Lights," playing Epyck, a rebel goth girl.

Rios is repped by Kass Stokes Management and Fortitude.

Austin Highsmith (HBO's "Big Love") has landed a guest role on CBS' "Minds," from ABC Studios and CBS Paramount, after recently wrapping a guest-star role on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."

She is repped by Visionary Artists and Stacy Abrams.

"Nomads," the CBS Studios/Warner Bros./Scott Free action pilot for the CW about a group of young backpackers who go on secret missions for the CIA, has filled out the lead role of Ryker, casting Warren Kole (Fox's "24").

He is repped by Kohner Agency and Luber Roklin.

On TNT, the Warner Bros. police drama "Memphis Beat" has added Sunny Mabrey in a recurring role, playing star Jason Lee's ex-wife.

Mabrey is repped by Flutie Entertainment and the Kohner Agency.

Janel Parrish ("Heroes") has been cast in a recurring guest role in ABC Family's Alloy/Warner Horizon drama series "Pretty Little Liars." She will play Mona, an ultrapopular friend to the show's main quartet.

Parrish is repped by Stone Manners and Bill Kravitz at Rough Diamond Management.

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