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Catherine Bell books arc on TNT's 'King & Maxwell' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Army Wives star Catherine Bell is going to spend some time with King & Maxwell.

EW has learned exclusively that the former JAG star has booked a multi-episode arc on TNT’s forthcoming drama, which stars Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, and comes from NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan.

Bell will play a character named Joan Dillinger, ex-lover of Sean King (Tenney). “I’ve been a big fan of Catherine Bell for a long time, so it’s very exciting to have her on King & Maxwell,” says Brennan. “Catherine has that perfect blend of strength, intelligence and beauty which makes her perfect for the role of the formidable Joan Dillinger.”

The drama, premiering June 10 on TNT, centers on the crime-solving adventures of private eye team Sean King and Michelle Maxwell (Romijn).

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'American Horror Story': 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe signs on for season 3

American Horror Story‘s season three Coven is slowly adding new members: AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter today to announce that Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) will be joining the cast of the third season of the FX hit. READ FULL STORY

'Franklin & Bash': Adam Goldberg to guest; plus, [spoiler] returns -- EXCLUSIVE

Lots of news coming out of camp Franklin & Bash today.

First up, EW has learned Adam Goldberg is going to pull double duty on the TNT show’s upcoming third season, playing twin brothers August and Tim West, two magicians who have varying levels of success and lots of bitter feelings lingering between them. (Cue off-color magician jokes from F&B.)

Meanwhile, Jane Seymour is set to return as Bash’s mother, Colleen. Per the storyline, Colleen is charged with prostitution but “the stakes [ramp] up when we learn that the D.A., has an ulterior motive.”

Among this seasons other guests? Newsman Piers Morgan, who announced his upcoming cameo last month. In the episode, Morgan, who will play himself, will interview Franklin (Breckin Meyer), Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Rachel (Heather Locklear) about a big case they’re battling out in court.

The show returns this summer on TNT.

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'Supernatural' scoop: Look who's returning! Plus, 'ruthless' actions in store

UPDATED: Supernatural fans may want to brush up on season 1 ahead of the show’s final episodes of season 8.

With four episodes left to go, executive producer Jeremy Carver tells EW that fans can expect several “blasts from the past” to appear in the final episodes, including Sarah Blake (Taylor Cole), who we last saw in the 19th episode of the first season (the haunted painting-themed “Provenance”), and at least one more, who will come from even earlier in the show’s history.

“These blasts from the past are related to the trials and not in a very good way,” he teases. “I can tell you that if you think we’re going far back [in the show's history] with Sarah, keep going. We go back further than Sarah.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Two legendary faces to play key role in important (and spoilery!) storyline

There might be a big moment coming down the road for the winners of EW’s Best TV Couple of All Time bracket game. And it all will start with Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter. (Warning: Sizable spoilers ahead!) READ FULL STORY

'Elementary' nabs 'Game of Thrones' actress for pivotal role

Elementary fans are going to meet the most important woman in Sherlock Holmes’s life.

CBS has announced that Natalie Dormer is set to appear in a three-episode arc, playing Sherlock’s former lover Irene Adler, whose death at the hands of Moriarty has previously been mentioned on the show.

“We’re moving to the next chapter in our show — and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes’ story,” executive producer and creator Rob Doherty said in a statement. “Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock’s life, and I can’t think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.” READ FULL STORY

Michael Imperioli joins 'Californication'

Michael Imperioli is headed to Californication.

The Emmy-winning Sopranos alum has just booked a multi-episode arc on the seventh season of the Showtime comedy starring David Duchovny as Hank Moody. Imperioli is set to play Rick Rath, a “successful old-school television producer who will play a key role in Hank’s latest venture,” according to the network.

Imperioli most recently made guest appearances on Girls and Necessary Roughness, and his most recent television starring role was on ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7.

Production on the new 12-episode season of Californication is set to begin later this month and will air next year.

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'Sons of Anarchy' star roars into 'Glee'

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A nice bit of imaginative casting announced for Glee: Sons of Anarchy co-star Katey Sagal will join the cast as Artie’s mom!

Sagal will appear in episode No. 421 dubbed “Wonder-ful,” which will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder.

So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee!” Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter. “There is nothing this woman can’t do!”

The Glee casting folks may have found inspiration from Artie’s alter-ego Kevin Hale. He mentioned during last summer’s Comic-Con panel that Sagal is his dream mom, while Harry Connick Jr. should play his dad. (No word about that).

Sagal’s appearance won’t affect her day job as Gemma Teller Morrow on SOA, which doesn’t begin filming its new season until May 15.

'Once Upon a Time' spin-off casts Alice

The cast of ABC’s Once Upon a Time mini spin-off continues to take shape.

EW has confirmed that actress Sophie Lowe (Road Kill) has landed the role of Alice in the project, now titled Once: Wonderland.

She joins a cast that also includes Being Human‘s Michael Socha, who plays the Knave of Hearts, and Peter Gadiot, an actor with only a few credits to his name, who plays Alice’s mysterious love interest, Cyrus.
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Rainn Wilson to play irascible cop for CBS

CBS has definitely won the sweepstakes for best pilot casting this year.

The network — which has already lured actors like Robin Williams, Anna Faris, Jason Isaacs, Toni Collette and Josh Holloway — has cast Rainn Wilson in the leading role of Backstrom, a drama pilot that’s based on a Swedish detective series of same name about an overweight, offensive irascible cop as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. Wilson will play Det. Backstrom. Other cast members in the drama pilot from Hart Hanson, Leif G.W. Persson and Niclas Salomonsson include Dennis Haysbert as Det. John Almon and Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Peter Niedermayer.

Since NBC passed on Wilson’s spinoff of The Office dubbed The Farm, the funny man was blissfully up for grabs. He became one of a handful of most sought after actors this pilot season — that is, until CBS added him to its high-profile roster of stars for fall. Other actors nabbed by the Eye include Marg Helgenberger, Dylan McDermott, CCH Pounder, Rupert Grint, John Corbett and most interestingly, Brandon T. Jackson and Eddie Murphy — who will star in Shawn Ryan’s Beverly Hills Cop pilot.

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'Walking Dead' actor joins CBS drama

An actor who recurs on The Walking Dead has joined the cast of CBS’ brought-back-from-the-dead drama Unforgettable.

Dallas Roberts (The Good Wife, The L Word) will join the series as a detective in charge of the major cases section of the NYPD.

CBS decided to bring back the cop drama in June for a 13-episode run this summer beginning July 28.

Roberts plays Milton — who works with the Governor — on Walking Dead.

Showtime's 'The Vatican' finds a Pope

After a week that saw the appointment of Pope Francis, Showtime’s The Vatican has appointed a new Pope of its own.

Bruno Ganz (Downfall) has been cast in the drama pilot as Pope Sixtus, described as “an unassuming and introspective caretaker of the Church, who struggles with his own legacy, and how history will judge his papacy.”

Ganz joins a cast that already includes FNL alum Kyle Chandler, who will star as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, and Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), who plays his sister.

As previously reported, the pilot will also mark the first television project from Ridley Scott, who will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer alongside Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) and David Zucker (The Good Wife).

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John Stamos to recur on 'Necessary Roughness'

John Stamos will have his eyes on Callie Thorne’s Dani during next season of Necessary Roughness.

After a stint on The New Normal this fall, Stamos is set for a recurring guest role on season 3 of USA’s sports drama. He’ll play Connor McClane, the founder of V3 — a sports and entertainment management company that’s is looking to get Dani on its payroll after her success working with Terrence King (Mehcad Brooks). Per a release from the USA Network, “Connor will do whatever it takes to get Dani into the V3 family.”

Necessary Roughness‘s third season premieres this summer.

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