'Bells' ringing for Williams, Finkel, Burke


Veterans Fyvush Finkel and Delta Burke are leading a slew of guest stars tapped for "The Wedding Bells," David E. Kelley's midseason series for Fox. Chris Williams also has joined as a regular.

"Wedding Bells," from David E. Kelley Prods. and 20th Century Fox TV, is a romantic dramedy about the Bell sisters, played by KaDee Strickland, Teri Polo and Sarah Jones, who run a family-owned wedding-planning business dubbed the Wedding Palace.

In pilot-casting news, Richard T. Jones has been tapped to star in Fox's "Sarah Connor Chronicles," while Evan Handler and Natascha McElhone have come onboard the untitled David Duchovny comedy at Showtime.

  Jones (repped by Innovative Artists and Raw Talent) will play an FBI agent on the Warner Bros. TV/C2 drama "Sarah Connor," based on the character from the "Terminator" films, who is tasked with tracking down Sarah Connor and her son, John.

  Handler (APA) will play a literary agent and best friend of the character played by David Duchovny on the Showtime series about an addict novelist raising his child. McElhone (ICM) will play his ex-wife.

  On "Wedding Bells," Williams (APA, Artist Management) will play the Wedding Palace's wedding singer who has dreams of musical stardom.

  Emmy winner Finkel, who co-starred on Kelley's CBS drama "Picket Fences" and the Fox drama "Boston Public," will guest star as an elderly member of the Wedding Palace board seeking to produce weddings on the cheap in order to improve the bottom line.

  Burke, who is recurring on Kelley's "Boston Legal," will guest star as the bossy, opinionated mother of the bride who bullies the Bell sisters into giving her exactly what she wants.

  Sherri Shephard will appear in three episodes as the abrasive, no-nonsense assistant who keeps the brides in line with an iron tongue.

  Costas Mandylor will do three episodes as the Greek head chef at the Wedding Palace who is full of life and gusto.

  Matthew Settle will appear in at least two episodes as a guy hired by the board to oversee the Wedding Palace's financials.