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'So You Think You Can Dance' champ wins role in 'Delirium' pilot

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So You Think You Can Dance winner Jeanine Mason has scored a role in the upcoming Delirium pilot for Fox.

Mason joins a cast playing lead character Lena’s (Emma Roberts) party animal best friend, Hana, in the book-based pilot about a world in which love is treated as a disease known as Deliria. Per a character description, Hana is described as a “party animal” and “an apparently flirty girl who lives next door to Julian Fineman and enjoys messing with his head.” But it is teased that Hana may “ultimately less rebellious than she appears.”

Mason was most recently seen on ABC Family’s Bunheads and is best known for winning the fifth season of  So You Think You Can Dance.

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'American Horror Story': Oscar-winner Kathy Bates joining season 3

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Season 3 of American Horror Story is shaping up to be a master class in acting: EW has confirmed that Oscar-winner Kathy Bates will be squaring off against Oscar-winner Jessica Lange in the third installment of FX’s horror anthology. This marks somewhat of a horror homecoming for Bates who won the Academy Award for her role as cray cray fan Annie in Misery.

EW previously announced that AHS season one alum Taissa Farmiga would be returning along with Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy. Of season three, Murphy told EW, “What we’re doing is more ambitious than what we’ve ever done.” He added, “This one will be shot on location in three different cities in the country.”

The Bates casting was originally reported by TVLine.

Read more:
‘American Horror Story': Taissa Farmiga in talks to return for season 3 — EXCLUSIVE
‘American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the season finale and an even ‘more ambitious’ season 3 — EXCLUSIVE
‘American Horror Story': Sarah Paulson on the finale and why she signed up for season 3

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'How I Met Your Mother': Becki Newton to return -- EXCLUSIVE

Quinn is back!

After breaking off her engagement with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) earlier this season, EW has learned that Becki Newton’s Quinn will return to How I Met Your Mother for an episode, set to air April 15.

Details about Quinn’s return are being kept under wraps, but that’s not a surprise. This season of HIMYM has seen a few high-profile guest-star returns that were shrouded in secrecy, including Joe Manganiello, Rachel Bilson, and most recently, Kyle MacLachlan’s The Captain, who appeared two weeks ago to offer Lily a job.

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Jason Ritter lands lead in Fox pilot

Those hoping for a Mark and Sarah reconciliation on Parenthood might be out of luck.

Jason Ritter has just landed a lead role in Fox’s Friends & Family pilot. Ritter will play Gavin, an “adorably neurotic and witty” guy with “Woody Allen DNA” who begins dating a co-worker he befriended through Skype and Facebook, according to casting intel.

The half-hour, single-cam comedy is based off the BBC hit Gavin and Stacey.

Ritter most recently had a recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood, playing a love interest for Lauren Graham’s Sarah. In the show’s season finale, Sarah chose to pursue Ray Romano’s character, leaving Ritter’s future on the show uncertain.

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ABC drama pilot stages ‘L Word’ reunion
Billy Campbell cast as ‘Delirium’ villain

'Once Upon a Time' scoop: Look who's returning...

Like our spoiler friendly headline? Thought you would. That said, it’s time for some good news. Oncers, prepare yourselves…

We’re going to learn what happened to August!

EW has learned that Eion Bailey — who plays August/Pinocchio — is set to appear on the show’s 18th episode, titled “Selfless, Brave and True,” after mysteriously disappearing earlier this season. No official airdate for the episode has been set.

Here’s hoping we finally learn how a wooden guy waltzes out of his bedroom without being seen. (Magic?)

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'American Horror Story' scoop: Frances Conroy to return for season 3

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The American Horror Story alums continue to re-sign for the next season of FX’s hit. Today, series co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted that Frances Conroy, who appeared this past season as the Angel of Death, will return for the third installment of American Horror Story. Conroy joins Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe for the third season.

Additionally, season one star Taissa Farmiga has now been confirmed to return after EW exclusively revealed that she was in negotiations for AHS 3.

Read more:
‘American Horror Story': Taissa Farmiga in talks to return for season 3 — EXCLUSIVE
‘American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the season finale and an even ‘more ambitious’ season 3 — EXCLUSIVE
‘American Horror Story': Sarah Paulson on the finale and why she signed up for season 3

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'Go On' stages 'Friends' reunion that couldn't BE more amazing

The Bings are reuniting on screen for an upcoming episode of NBC’s Go On.

Matthew Perry’s freshman comedy has booked his former onscreen wife Courteney Cox for an upcoming guest spot, EW has confirmed. The Cougar Town star will play a woman who Anne (Julie White), one of the members of the grief support group, tries to set up with Ryan (Perry).

This is the first time since Friends that Perry and Cox will share the small screen — but definitely not the first time members of the Friends cast have appeared together since the show ended in 2004.

The episode is set to air in April, according to THR, who first reported the casting.

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Robin Williams to star in CBS comedy pilot

Robin Williams is looking to transition to the small screen. He’s set to star in a new CBS comedy pilot from David E. Kelley called Crazy Ones, which focuses on a father and daughter who work together in an advertising office. It’s described as a workplace/single-camera comedy.

CBS also picked up two drama pilots today, one of which could raise eyebrows since some politicians and the NRA are trying to blame Hollywood for gun violence. CBS has ordered a project called Anatomy of Violence, a potential new series from the masterminds behind Homeland (Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa) that focuses on a criminal psychologist with an expertise in sociopaths who partners with a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.

Sounds like a swell companion for Criminal Minds, no?  Or maybe it’s a romance disguised as a dark violent show! Anyway, it’s from 20th Century Fox TV, which makes the award-winning Homeland for Showtime. Alex Cary is also listed as the writer.

The network also picked up a pilot called Intelligence from executive producers Michael Seitzman, David Semel and Tripp Vinson. Its described as a drama that is centered at the U.S. Cyber Command, which focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift, a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

As with any pilot, there are no guarantees that these three will be picked up to series — though if you have a star like Williams, it sure does help. CBS, like the other broadcast networks, will announce which pilots make the cut for fall at the New York upfronts in May.

'How I Met Your Mother' scoop: Kyle MacLachlan returning!

The Captain is back!

EW has confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan will make a grand return to How I Met Your Mother in an episode slated to air Feb. 18. But what prompts Zoey’s (Jennifer Morrison) ex husband to cross paths with the gang again? Details are being kept under wraps, but Vulture reports that The Captain reaches out to Ted, prompting a Ted-level stress-out.

George Van Smoot, better known as The Captain, was last seen in season 6’s “Garbage Island.”

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'Dallas' casts Lee Majors as [spoiler]'s former flame! -- EXCLUSIVE

TNT’s Dallas has snagged itself a Six Million Dollar Man.

EW has learned exclusively that Lee Majors has booked a two-episode guest spot on the second season of TNT’s hit reboot drama. He will play Ken Richards, an old flame of Sue Ellen’s who finds himself crossing paths with her once again for business matters.

Majors, who best known for playing Col. Steve Austin, recently had guest spots on Raising Hope, Grey’s Anatomy and CSI: NY.

Dallas kicked off its second season on Tuesday, with an episode that notched almost 3 million viewers.

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'Big Bang Theory': Meet Raj's (possible) love interest!

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Will Cupid finally shoot an arrow into the lonely heart of Raj?

EW has confirmed that The Big Bang Theory has cast a possible love interest for Kunal Nayyar’s alter-ego.

It’s Kate Micucci!

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the actress from Fox’s Raising Hope will join the CBS comedy for several episodes as Lucy. She’ll make her first appearance on, appropriately enough, the comedy’s Valentine’s Day episode. The episode is titled “The Tangible Affection Proof.”

The promise of love for Raj started last July at Comic-Con, when Executive Producer Chuck Lorre teased that the character could be getting a galpal. “But don’t cheer yet,” Lorre told the crowd. “Wait til you see it.”

Micucci’s other credits include When in Rome, Suburgatory, and Bored to Death.

'Southland': 'Major Dad' will play ... -- EXCLUSIVE

Major Dad is coming to Southland!

Gerald McRaney, whose credits also include Mike & Molly, Deadwood and The A-Team, will play Det. Hicks, a retired police officer who was Officer John Cooper’s (Michael Cudlitz) training officer. He now drinks a little too much and lives on a boat in Marina Del Rey.

McRaney is set to recur for at least five episodes.

Southland returns to TNT for its fifth season on Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. The cop drama also stars Shawn Hatosy, C. Thomas Howell, Regina King and Ben McKenzie.

'Hot in Cleveland' taps 'Ugly Betty' alum Michael Urie for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

Although his show Partners was cancelled back in November, Michael Urie has found work on another comedy. EW has exclusively learned that Urie — who used to star as the beloved Marc St. James on ABC’s Ugly Betty — will guest star on the next season of TV Land’s hit Hot in Cleveland.

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