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If there’s one thing that The Vampire Diaries desperately needs, it’s a good doctor (who isn’t a fan of torturing vampires). And considering we haven’t seen Meredith Fell in a while, season six is the perfect time to introduce a new medical expert.
EW has learned exclusively that Hit the Floor‘s Jodi Lyn O’Keefe has been cast as new character Jo, “a tough and accomplished doctor at the university hospital. She demands excellence from her students and has learned the hard way that there’s no room for error in her profession.”
O’Keefe’s casting follows the announcement that Colin Ferguson is joining the show as Tripp, the head of a community militia desperate to protect his town. So perhaps some of Tripp’s victims will be paying Jo a visit? We’ll find out soon enough, with O’Keefe first appearing in the season six premiere. There’s no word yet on how long she’ll stick around.
UPDATE: EW has confirmed that The Client List‘s Marco James will also join TVD in the season six premiere. James will play Liam, an upperclassman at Whitmore College who also happens to be a med student. The Wrap first reported the news.
The Vampire Diaries returns for season six on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar will play a notorious serial killer on CSI this fall.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar will also not play a notorious serial killer on CSI this fall.
Confused? Here’s the deal: EW can exclusively reveal that the Franklin & Bash star (who, let’s face it, you still know best as Zack Morris on Saved By the Bell) has booked an arc on CBS’s venerable procedural—and that he’ll be playing twins named JAred Briscoe and Paul Wintrhop. One of the brothers is an unrepentant murderer about to be executed for his crimes; the other, according to CBS, is “a real estate magnate and a pillar of the community who insists on his brother’s innocence.” Neither, presumably, has a cell phone that looks like this.
The fifteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 on CBS.
Long may he reign!
The King of Hell will be sitting comfortably on his throne when Supernatural returns for its tenth season: Mark Sheppard, the man behind fan-favorite Crowley, has officially been added as a series regular for the year. We don’t know how many episodes he will appear in at this point, but considering Dean’s hellish situation, we’d bet that Crowley’s involvement will be key.
Plus, who else is going to call Sam “Moose”?
Orlando Jones is getting out of Sleepy Hollow for a trip to East L.A.
EW has learned exclusively that the Sleepy fan favorite is set to appear in an upcoming episode of Hulu’s Los Angeles-set original series East Los High. Jones will guest as a host/announcer at a high-stakes dance competition.
East Los High, a sort of Hispanic Degrassi in that its storylines are rooted in high school drama and teen issues, is currently in production on season 2, which will premiere this summer.
Jones currently plays Capt. Irving on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, which returns for a second season in the fall.
Tinkerbell has an, um, savory new role on the CW.
Rose McIver, who played the pixie-dust throwing fairy on ABC’s Once Upon a Time – and will also replace Kiernan Shipka in Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel — has been cast in the lead role of the CW pilot iZombie. Wait until you read what’s in store for her!
She’ll play Olivia “Liv” Moore, a “med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity,” according to The CW’s official description. “But with each brain Live consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.”
The drama is based on characters from the DC Comics’s Vertigo imprint, created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and was developed by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge.
Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable is giving the prime-time soap world another go.
EW has learned that Annable has been cast as a series regular in Fox pilot Red Band Society, the hospital soap about a group of teenage patients who form a bond while being treated in a children’s wing. Octavia Spencer also recently signed onto the project.
Annable, who last appeared in ABC’s 666 Park Avenue, will play Dr. William McAndrew, a rock star pediatric oncologist and surgeon who is compassionate and dedicated to his job but tries — usually in vain — not to get attached to his young patients.
The one-hour dramedy, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is considered a strong contender for fall. Fox will announce its official 2014-15 slate in May at the annual Upfronts presentations in New York City. Spielberg, Margaret Nagle and Justin Falvey are among the exec producers.
Dr. Burke is checking back in to Grey’s Anatomy.
EW has learned that Isaiah Washington is set to reprise his role as the heart surgeon/former flame of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) in an episode airing in May. This marks Washington’s first appearance on the ABC medical drama since season 3, when his character left Cristina at the altar and the actor was let go from the series.
Creator Shonda Rhimes said in a statement that the character’s return is an integral part of providing closure to Cristina Yang, whose portrayer Oh is set to leave the series at the end of this season. “It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” Rhimes said. “Burke is vital to that journey — he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”
Since leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Washington has appeared in bit parts on TV shows like Single Ladies and Law & Order: LA and will next appear in the CW’s 100, premiering this month.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Lindsay Lohan is about to make life a little harder for Max and Caroline on 2 Broke Girls.
CBS announced today that the actress is set to appear in an episode of its female-led comedy, playing a character named Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who enlists Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) to make her wedding cake. But soon after taking the gig, it becomes clear to the cake-making duo that Claire has trouble making decisions. The episode is scheduled to air April 14.
This is far from the first time Lohan has appeared on the small screen. She has done guest spots on Glee, Anger Management and Ugly Betty and will soon be the subject of a documentary series on the OWN network.
Two and a Half Men is staging a That ’70s Show reunion.
CBS has announced that Mila Kunis, who previously played Jackie on the retro sitcom and in real life plays the role of significant other to series star Ashton Kutcher, has been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode. Kunis will play Vivian, a young, beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who has an instant connection with Kutcher’s Walden. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, except Walden meets Vivian, whom he thinks is “the one,” just before he was set to propose to another woman.
Kunis, who played opposite husband-to-be Kutcher on ’70s Show for eight seasons, will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum, and currently lends her voice to Fox’s Family Guy.
The upcoming Supernatural spin-off continues to pluck talent from the vast Vampire Diaries alumni files.
The latest? Stephen Martines, who has been tapped for a series regular spot on Supernatural: Tribes and most recently played ultra-violent vamp Frederick (a.k.a.: Pearl’s tomb buddy) on TVD in seasons 1 and 3. Martines will play Det. Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who serves as a mentor to main character Ennis (Lucien Laviscount) but is also secretly on the payroll of one of the city’s most powerful monster families.
As previously reported, the spin-off, which will air as an episode of Supernatural on April 29, will tell the story of warring Chicago-area monster families and follow a new hunter’s (Laviscount) quest to stop the fighting and rid the city of all things supernatural.
Martinez joins fellow TVD alums Nathaniel Buzolic and Sean Faris in the project.
The studio also announced today that Danielle Savre, who played one of Hayden Panettiere’s cheerleader buddies in Heroes, has been cast in the series regular role of Margo The character is said to be the head of an influential shapeshifter family.
The new CW pilot Jane the Virgin has found its Jane.
EW has learned that Gina Rodriguez will play the title role in Jane the Virgin, which is adapted from the Venezuelan telenovela and is about a “hard-working, religious young Latina woman” who finds herself artificially inseminated … by accident.
The pilot will be written by Jennie Snyder Urman, who most recently wrote an episode of The CW’s Reign.
You know it’s worth watching when they’ve got a Mike Tyson cameo.
Franklin & Bash returns for a fourth season this summer, and in one episode the boys will have Mr. Face Tattoo to reckon with. The amazing John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Best in Show) will also star in the episode as Gordon Derringer, a restauranteur and rival of Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell), the head of the law firm. As a power play, Derringer hires Iron Mike to rough up Infeld, but Franklin and Bash take him on instead. Tyson will play himself. Word is out on the tiger; I hope she’ll be playing herself too.
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