In the next development of NBC's seeming quest to employ every cast member of AMC's Breaking Bad at some point, Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) has just signed on to guest star on an upcoming episode of (ugh) Whitney. Sorry to be blunt with my feelings there, but I've seen the show, and it is awful. I watched an episode just to see if it really was as bad as the critics say, and the "comedy" more than lived down to my expectations. I'm honestly amazed it was renewed at all, since the ratings for season one were swirling around near the bottom of the toilet bowl. And yet they canceled Awake. Sigh.
But I digress, the addition of a quality actor like Dean Norris will hopefully inject some life into the show, at least for thirty minutes. Norris will be portraying the father of Whitney's boyfriend Alex (Chris D'Elia). Other than that, specific details about what Norris will be doing are currently scarce.
This announcement follows the recent casting of Jonathan Banks (Mike) in a guest role on Parks & Recreation, and Matt Jones (Badger) as a regular on the new Dwight-centric Office spin-off The Farm. Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) is a regular on the peacock network's new J.J. Abrams produced hit Revolution, while Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston, will direct an episode of the final season of The Office. Who will be the next Breaking Bad cast member to work for NBC? I'd vote Aaron Paul, preferably on an episode of Community.
Will Dean Norris help make Whitney watchable?