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'Young and the Restless' casts Seahawks fullback

A trip to Disneyland after a big win has apparently been usurped by a guest-starring role on a daytime sudser.

After Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson revealed on NFL Total Access that his guilty pleasure is watching The Young and the Restless, the CBS drama booked the Super Bowl champ for a guest spot.

Robinson will now make his acting debut on March 13. He was written into an episode that will have him appearing alongside Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

“It was an amazing experience! I’ve been a fan for years, and it was great to meet the personalities on the show,” Robinson said in a statement. “I’ve always thought Y&R was the best show on daytime television because their storylines are always entertaining and intriguing. They welcomed me with open arms, and I felt like a part of the Y&R family.”

 

'Ray Donovan' casts star from 'The Wire'

Showtime’s drama Ray Donovan has picked up a popular actor from The Wire to recur in season 2.

Wendell Pierce, who played Det. Moreland on HBO drama, will guest star as Mr. Keith, which the net describes as a “down on his luck parole officer who gets a payoff from Ray (Liev Schreiber). Most recently, Pierce starred on NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show, which is not expected to earn a second season pickup.

Production on the second season of Ray Donovan, which also stars Jon Voight, is currently underway in Los Angeles to prepare for a summer premiere. Other actors joining the series this season are Hank Azaria, Sherilyn Fenn and Vinessa Shaw.

'Drop Dead Diva' taps 'Pretty Little Liars' vet for guest spot

Janel Parrish is used to being in sticky situations on Pretty Little Liars, but her next dilemma is going to require some professional intervention.

EW has learned exclusively that the actress has been tapped to guest star on the final season of Drop Dead Diva. Parrish will play a character named Chelsea Jones, a cheerleader for a professional basketball team who finds viral video fame after someone captures her epic on-field meltdown on camera. When she decides to sue the team, she calls in Jane (Brooke Elliot) for help, but also becomes a target of bullying by the head cheerleader.

Parrish, who currently plays Mona on ABC Family’s teen hit, will begin filming Friday for the episode, which will air this April.

Drop Dead Diva returns with its final season March 23 at 9 p.m. ET. Colin Egglesfield (The Client List), Virginia Williams (How I Met Your Mother), and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) are among the guest stars slated for the the season opener. Rick Springfield and Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts are also set to appear this season.

'Doctor Who' alum Karen Gillan to star in ABC pilot 'Selfie'

Doctor Who fans, your prayers (to the Time Lord?) have been answered: Karen Gillan could be coming back to TV.

EW has learned that the former Doctor companion has been cast as the lead in the ABC pilot Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek.

The single-cam comedy, said to be inspired by My Fair Lady, centers on a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

The announcement of the casting comes on the heels of the release of the well-received first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Gillan appears as blue-skinned alien Nebula.

'Office' alum Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy 'Benched'

Oscar Nunez is coming back to TV.

This time, The Office alum will star alongside Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe in the upcoming USA Network comedy Benched, about a corporate attorney whose breakdown leaves her working as a public defender. Nunez, who joins as a series regular, will play a colleague of Nina’s.

The single-cam comedy, from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), also stars Jay Harrington, who plays a public defender at Nina’s office.

Since signing off with The Office almost year ago, Nunez has appeared on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
and has a role in the upcoming Chilean miner movie The 33, which stars Antonio Banderas.

Benched received a series order from the USA Network in January.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan to guest star on 'Shameless' finale -- EXCLUSIVE

After Fiona (Emmy Rossum) proved she wasn’t exactly the best guardian on the planet — one of the kids got into her cocaine stash during Sunday’s episode — she was escorted to jail, so it looks like she can kiss her cushy office job goodbye. The good news, however, is that there will be a handsome face welcoming her to her new job at a diner.

Enter Denny Duquette Jeffrey Dean Morgan! EW has learned exclusively that Morgan will guest star in the show’s season 4 finale as Charlie, the manager of the diner, a.k.a. Fiona’s new boss (with dimples that are to die for). This is Shameless we’re talking about, though, so don’t hold your breath for a happy ending.

Shameless airs Sundays at 9  p.m. on Showtime. Morgan’s appearance in the finale is set for Sunday, April 6.

'Full House' stars Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger to reunite on 'The Neighbors'

The Neighbors is staging a Full House reunion!

EW has confirmed that Candace Cameron Bure and Scott Weinger — who played teenage lovebirds DJ and Steve, respectively, on the ’90s ABC sitcom — are set to reunite on The Neighbors, playing new visitors to the alien neighborhood. The episode in which they appear is set to air as the season finale.

Weinger is a writer on The Neighbors and Cameron Bure, who in recent years has appeared in a number of TV movies, just published her second book.

The Neighbors is currently in its second season, airing Fridays on ABC. The next new episode airs Feb. 28.

This news comes only a few weeks after Full House‘s John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier reunited in an Oikos Super Bowl commercial.

'Walking Dead' star to appear on 'Archer' for multi-episode arc -- EXCLUSIVE

The survivors on The Walking Dead haven’t had a lot to laugh about lately, what with one of their own being executed and the loss of the prison fortress they called home. However, one of the actresses on the show recently had an opportunity to explore her comedic side when she went in to record a multi-episode arc for FX’s Archer. Who is that mystery actress? Well, judging by the photo above you’ve probably already figured it out: It’s Lauren Cohan, who plays farmer’s daughter turned complete badass Maggie Greene on the zombie drama. READ FULL STORY

'CSI: NY' alum joins 'Under the Dome'

It just got a little more crowded under the dome.

EW has learned that CSI: NY alum Eddie Cahill has just joined season 2 of CBS’s summer drama Under the Dome as a series regular. Cahill will play a character named Sam, a former EMT and brother-in-law to notoriously difficult Big Jim (Dean Norris). Per a casting description, the character will also form a “deep connection” with Rachelle Lefevre’s Julia. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' spin-off details emerge

How I Met Your Dad is starting to take shape. In fact, producers are already on the hunt for the New Gang.

EW has confirmed that casting is officially in progress for the host of characters that will populate the show, which will revolve around a woman named Sally (Girl Ted), a “vibrant, messy and unpredictable” woman described as a “female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life.” The real twist for this main character, though? She’s got a husband! But we’re guessing ISN’T the “dad” to which the title refers, as the character description for Sally says she’s “thinking of calling it quits” with said husband (named Gavin).

As for her circle of friends, here’s the scoop, via TVLine, who first reported the news: READ FULL STORY

'Veep' fave cast as Marcus's dad on 'About a Boy' -- EXCLUSIVE

NBC has recruited a Veep VIP to play Marcus’s dad on About a Boy.

EW has learned exclusively that Tony Hale has been tapped to guest star on the upcoming Jason Katims-produced comedy as a character named Hugh Womple, father to Benjamin Stockham’s Marcus and ex to Minnie Driver’s Fiona.

Though never introduced in the 2002 movie version starring Hugh Grant, Marcus’s father was a character who appeared in the book by Nick Hornby, on which both the movie and TV show are based.

Hale is best known for playing neurotic Buster Bluth on Arrested Development and currently appears on HBO’s Veep, playing the vice president’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) personal aide.

NBC’s About a Boy, which stars Stockham as the title character and David Walton as man-child Will Freeman, premieres Feb. 22.

Lori Petty to guest on 'Orange Is the New Black'

Is Litchfield getting a new inmate?

We won’t know for sure until the second season of Orange Is the New Black hits Netflix — but either way, here’s one thing that’s certain: EW has confirmed that Tank Girl Lori Petty will appear in at least one episode of the prison-set dramedy. (TVLine first reported the news.)

The streaming service won’t say who Petty is playing, or even how many episodes will feature her. Still, this should be welcome news for anyone who’s a fan of the actress’s work as surfer girl Tyler in Point Break, intense pitcher Kit in A League of Their Own, and sympathetic orca trainer Rae in Free Willy. Over the past few years, Petty has had roles on House and CSI: NY as well.

OITNB returns to Netflix this spring.

'The Mindy Project' books Jenna Dewan Tatum; will she get between Danny and Mindy?

Danny and Mindy’s epic kiss in last week’s episode of The Mindy Project gave us all hope of a future between these two crazy kids, and while we won’t know until April what transpires in the aftermath of the smooch, here’s what we can confirm: We’ll soon be digging into the pages of Danny’s ex-files!

EW has learned exclusively that the show has booked Jenna Dewan Tatum for an upcoming episode, in which she will play a traveling pharmaceutical rep named Brooke, who has “a history with Danny.” (And we’re guessing they weren’t workout buddies.)

Will Tatum’s character threaten the budding romance? Can we even call it budding? Are they even together when the show comes back? How many more days until April 1?

Tatum, currently appearing on Lifetime’s Witches of East End, is set to guest in one episode.

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