Remember that week when Arrested Development alumni were getting cast in things all over the place? Well, possibly the wackiest member of the Bluth gang — Tony Hale, who played mama's boy Buster — was nowhere to be found. But no more! The Hollywood Reporter made my morning with its story that Hale has landed recurring roles on two series, NBC's Chuck and ABC's Samantha Who?
On Samantha, Hale will play Andy Adams, a new doctor for amnesiac Samantha (Christina Applegate). OK, fine. But what I'm really ready for is his turn on Chuck: He's playing Emmett, a new assistant manager at Buy More who surely will have numerous chances to torture Chuck, Morgan, and the gang. According to the Reporter, Emmett makes his entrance as an efficiency expert sent in from corporate to whip the Buy More into shape but ends up staying on when he realizes just how poorly the store is run.
Neither of those roles sounds quite as absurd as the hook-handed Buster, but I'm thrilled to get to see Hale back on TV after his all-too-short run as the best thing about Andy Barker, PI. Does his casting make you more curious about either show?