TV Tidbits: 'Family Matters' Actor Darius McCrary Joins Season Two Cast of HBO's 'The Leftovers', 'Orange Is the New Black's' Jackie Cruz & Lea DeLaria Promoted to Series Regulars for Season Four


HBO drama series The Leftovers continues to make cast announcements for its revamped second season, and a Family Matters alum has been added to the mix. Darius McCrary, who portrayed Eddie Winslow on the 1990s sitcom, is joining acclaimed actress Regina King for season two.


Darius will recur as Isaac Rayney, a local palm reader and childhood friend of Regina’s character’s husband John.

Go Darius!

For those of you unfamiliar with its premise, read what HBO says about The Leftovers below.

When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to come to terms with what happened. Three years later, the HBO drama series ‘The Leftovers’ is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, ‘The Leftovers’ follows Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), a father of two and the chief of police in a small New York suburb, as he tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. Created by ‘Lost’ co-creator Damon Lindelof and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta, the series is executive produced by Lindelof, Perrotta and ‘Friday Night Lights’ executive producers Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.

In other exciting TV news, Orange Is the New Black‘s Jackie Cruz and Lea DeLaria have been promoted to series regulars for the hit show’s fourth season. 


Jackie portrays the feisty Latina Flaca Gonzales and has recurred since season one. Lea, who portrays Carrie “Big Boo” Black, has also recurred since season one.

Orange Is the New Black‘s third season premieres June 12.

[via TVLine, Deadline, Deadline]

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