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TV Casting Scoop: Kristen Bell Head to 'Parks,' 'Arrow' Gets a New Queen, and More

Summer Glau, Kristen Bell, and Lisa Edelstein (Getty)

A new rival for Leslie Knope, a possible nemesis for Arrow's Oliver Queen, the return of a Parenthood fan favorite, and more — check out all the latest casting news from around the tube!

Kristen Bell is busy filming the Veronica Mars movie right now, but come fall she'll be headed to Pawnee. The actress will guest star in a Season 6 episode of Parks and Recreation as a snobby City Councilwoman from neighboring Eagleton. Executive producer Michael Schur describes Bell's character as "Leslie’s equivalent, but richer and better dressed." [EW]

• A House alum is headed to Castle. Lisa Edelstein will join the upcoming sixth season of the ABC detective drama as Rachel McCord, a tough federal investigator who could influence Beckett's decisions about her future — specifically, that cliffhanger marriage proposal from Castle. [TVLine]

Arrow is welcoming a geek fan favorite! Actress Summer Glau will join Season 2 of the CW superhero drama as the beautiful and dangerous Isabel Rochev, Vice President of Acquisitions of Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated. In the Arrow comics, Rochev is known as "The Queen" and she has a serious beef with both Oliver Queen and his mother Moira.

• Good news, Parenthood fans: Matt Lauria will be back on the NBC family drama next season. The Friday Night Lights alum, who plays Amber's war veteran boyfriend Ryan, is slated to appear in about half of the 22-episode season. [TVLine]

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