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'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.

CW's 'Flash' pilot adds 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Necessary Roughness' alums

Central City has just added two new residents.

EW has confirmed that Rick Cosnett, best known for playing Dr. Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, and Danielle Panabaker, who was last seen on USA’s Necessary Roughness, have been cast in the CW’s Flash pilot.

Cosnett will play Eddie Thawne, a star detective who recently transferred to Central City and harbors a dark secret. And Panabaker will play bioengineer Caitlin Snow, who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. labs. (Fun fact: Caitlin Snow is also the name of the most recent incarnation of D.C villain Killer Frost. Hmmm…)

The actors are just the latest additions to a growing cast that also includes Grant Gustin, who plays the title role, and Jesse L. Martin, who joined the show earlier this week.

Gustin’s Barry Allen made his debut on the CW’s Arrow at the end of 2013 to rave reviews, and just before his inaugural appearance, producers announced their plans to produce a standalone pilot around the character. Originally, the plan had been to make the 20th episode of Arrow a backdoor pilot.

'About a Boy' reunites Adrianne Palicki with 'Friday Night Lights' creator

Adrianne Palicki is reuniting with her old Friday Night Lights boss Jason Katims.

EW has confirmed that the former FNL star has booked a guest arc on NBC’s About a Boy, which is executive produced by Katims, playing the love interest of David Walton’s Will, the man-child at the center of the show and of the book by Nick Hornby, on which the series is based. Palicki, who will play a doctor named Samantha Lake, is set to appear in seven episodes.

This is far from the first time Katims has visited his well of FNL talent to populate his new shows. Matt Lauria, Jurnee Smollett, Michael B. Jordan, and Minka Kelly are just a few of the alums who have visited Katims’ other NBC show, Parenthood.

It’s probably for the best that Palicki has waited this long to reunite with Katims, as just last week, he confirmed that both his one-hour drama and forthcoming comedy exist in the same reality. Walton recently had a cameo in an episode of Parenthood, playing his character from About a Boy, and soon, Dax Shepard will also have a cameo appearance on Boy. “I’ve never done anything like that before,” Katims said last week, but “it seemed like a natural thing to do.”

Palicki’s first episode does not yet have an air date. About a Boy premieres Feb. 22.

'The Mentalist' casts Lisbon's new beau

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The Mentalist has found Lisbon’s new flame!

EW has confirmed that Pedro Pascal, who will appear in the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones as Prince Oberyn Martell, has landed the recurring role of charming FBI Special Agent Marcus Pike, who will romance Robin Tunney’s Lisbon.

EW was the first to report the news that Lisbon would be getting a new romantic interest, and in breaking the news, executive producer Bruno Heller explained that the character would be an important part of Lisbon’s evolution. “In order for her to fulfill herself — even if she eventually fulfills herself with Jane, which she may or may not do — she has to find other relationships, other perspectives, other people who love her, just to feel fully who she is,” Heller said. “It’s very important for her to be able to step away from Jane and see herself for herself.”

Pascal will make his debut in episode 16 and is set to appear in at least five episodes in the second half of the season, which resumes March 9. TVLine first reported the casting.

'24: Live Another Day' nabs 'Hostages' star

One star of CBS’ low-rated Hostages has already scored a gig: Tate Donovan will join Fox’s 24: Live Another Day.

Donovan, who also starred in Damages, will play White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau. He joins the previously announced Benjamin Bratt, William Devane, Kim Raver, Judy Davis, and of course, Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

24: Live Another Day will debut with a special two-hour premiere on May 5 before making its time period premiere on May 12.

Hostages, meanwhile, already completed its 15-episode run.

'General Hospital' casts 'Knots Landing' star -- EXCLUSIVE

A Ewing is coming to Port Charles!

Donna Mills — best known for playing villainess Abby Ewing on Knot’s Landing — is joining the cast of General Hospital. EW has learned that Mills was the only choice to play a new (see: big) character — particularly because the writers are major fans of her old primetime soap.

Sadly, insiders won’t spill details about her character. She is expected to start appearing on the sudser in late February.

The addition of Mills caps off a big year for casting on GH, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last April. Executive Producer Frank Valentini lured back former stars like Genie Francis, Rick Springfield and even Richard Simmons to help celebrate the milestone.

Mills’ other, more recent credits include GCB and Nip/Tuck.

FX's 'Hoke' pilot adds 'Game of Thrones,' 'Wire' alums

FX has finalized the cast for its upcoming drama pilot Hoke, based on the Charles Willeford novel series.

Game of Thrones alum Oona Chaplin, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà and Tammy Blanchard are among the new additions to the cast for the show, which will star Paul Giamatti as the title character, a hardboiled homicide detective Hoke Moseley.

Chaplin will play Ellita Sanchez, a sharp young homicide detective recently promoted from dispatcher to Hoke’s (Giamatti) new partner. Lynch will play an Hoke’s former partner. Wisdom will play the head of the Miami PD Homicide Squad who has a long history with Hoke, and Mollà will play a sociopath. Meanwhile, Blanchard will play the mother of a murdered drug addict who interacts with Hoke.

Scott Frank wrote and will direct the pilot, which received an order from the network back in August.

Camryn Manheim joins Steven Spielberg's 'Extant'

Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in Extant, the forthcoming futuristic drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

The Practice alum is set to play the role of Molly’s best friend Sam Barton. Main character Molly will be played by Halle Berry, who joined the show in October.

Set to premiere this summer, Extant is a serialized drama about a female astronaut (Berry) who is trying to reconnect with her family after returning after a year in outer space but soon learns that her experiences will “change the course of human history.”

Manheim’s other credits include Person of Interest, Ghost Whisperer, and Ally McBeal.

'Key & Peele' star to guest on 'The Middle' -- solo -- EXCLUSIVE

Keegan-Michael Key is going to be the Heck family’s savior.

At least, he’s going to try when the comedian guest stars on an upcoming episode of The Middle.

EW has learned exclusively that star — best known as being one half of comedy duo Key and Peele, alongside Jordan Peele — will play Reverend Deveaux, a charismatic preacher visiting the Hecks’ church through a minister exchange program. In the episode, Deveaux, the former spiritual adviser to the Cleveland Browns, will offer his counseling services to the Heck family, as he “knows a group in crisis when he sees one,” according to a casting description.

The episode was recently filmed but does not yet have an airdate.

This marks one of many guest appearances the MADtv alum, who stars in a Comedy Central sketch-comedy show along Peele, has booked recently. His other appearances have included How I Met Your Mother, The League, and Wilfred.

New episodes of The Middle return Wednesday on ABC.

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