We have scoop on what another Chuck alum is up to this week – Vik Sahay will guest star on CBS’ The Mentalist and recur on NBC’s new series Sean Saves the World this autumn.
The Mentalist tip came from former Chuck executive producer/director Robert Duncan McNeill who tweeted a photo of himself and Vik on the set of the hit series. Further digging unearthed intel on his role: Vik guests in the second episode of the season (directed by Robbie) as an extremely smart research associate with a stoner vibe, who has much more personal insight on his late colleague than his co-workers. Vik’s episode will air Sunday, October 6 at 10/9c on CBS.
We mentioned last spring that Vik appears in the pilot of Sean Saves the World with a possibility of a recurring role, and Vik confirmed via his Facebook page that he is back at work on the sitcom. As reminder, Vik is playing Howard, “an employee at the online shopping site managed by Sean Hayes’ character [the titular Sean]. Howard is a social misfit who brings a special brand of awkward to any office exchange.” I’ve seen the pilot and while it could use a little tweaking, it’s one of the more promising new sitcoms this season. Vik does a fine job in the small role he has there, but I’m glad he’ll recur so we can see more of his character. Sean Saves the World premieres Wednesday, October 3 on NBC.