TV Casting: Missy Peregrym is a Copper, T.J. Ramini in 24

Two bits of TV casting for ya this Monday. First up is former Heroes and Reaper star Missy Peregrym, who has landed the female lead in the new Canadian TV show Copper, which has been sold to ABC and will air on the alphabet network. THR says the show will star Peregrym as Andy McNally, a newly minted cop fresh from the academy and the daughter of a homicide detective, who’s first day on the job doesn’t exactly go as planned.

No idea if that sounds like a comedy, a dramedy, or straight-up police drama. Then again, you got Missy Peregrym (below) in the lead, so maybe going the comedy or dramedy route is the way to go. Girl’s great to look at, but I’m not sure if this is Homicide: Life on the Streets material here.

In other TV casting news, THR says T.J. Ramini (Desperate Housewives, top left) has joined the eighth season of FOX’s aging action-adventure show. He’ll play a character named Tarin Karoush, an associate of the Middle Eastern leader that will be played by new series regular Anil Kapoor, whose character will be visiting the States and starting the terrorism plot rolling.

Below: Oh Missy you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mine, hey Missy!