More APAs Land TV Roles

Asian Pacific American actors have been booking television roles left and right.

Last week, Deadline announced that Jake Choi, best known for guest roles on series like “Hawaii Five-0,” has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming ABC show “Single Parents.” The comedy will follow a group of single parents who must lean on each other for support as they raise their children, look for love and try to get through each day. Choi is set to play Miggy, a 20-year-old single dad who is left alone to raise his son after the mother sets out for college.

“Gap Year” alum Alice Lee has booked a series regular role in another upcoming ABC show called “Take Two.” The crime procedural will also star Rachel Bilson, who portrays an actress fresh out of rehab looking to rejuvenate her career by shadowing private investigator Eddie as research for an upcoming role. Lee will play Monica, Eddie’s trusty assistant, described as “competent and loyal.”

Sherry Cola, who has been seen in “I Love Dick” and “Transparent,” will have a recurring role on TNT’s “Claws,” a dramedy produced by Rashida Jones about five South Florida manicurists. Cola will play Lucy Chun, a FBI special agent who is deeply suspicious of the salon.

Newcomer Ellen Tamaki has booked a series regular role in the CW’s upcoming reboot of “Charmed.” The beloved television show first aired in 1998 and centered on three sisters who discover that they are witches. Tamaki will be portraying a detective on a case whose work is complicated by a romance with one of the sisters.