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Fred Armisen to guest on Rebel Wilson's 'Super Fun Night'

This Super Fun Night casting is, frankly, super fun.

EW has learned exclusively that Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen has signed up to guest star in an upcoming episode of Rebel Wilson sitcom Super Fun Night. The Portlandia star will reportedly play a character named Brian Headfoot, the exasperated head of HR at the law firm where Wilson’s Kimmie works. In the episode, his character is called in to broker a truce between feuding Kimmie and Kendall (Kate Jenkinson).

The episode is set to air early 2014 on ABC.

Armisen is not the first SNL alum to guest on the Wednesday night comedy. Just this week, Molly Shannon appeared on the show as a relationship guru nicknamed “The Love Lioness.”

'NCIS: LA' books Michelle Trachtenberg for action-packed holiday episode

Michelle Trachtenberg is visiting the gang at NCIS: LA.

EW has learned that the Gossip Girl alum, who recently appeared in Killing Kennedy, will guest star in an action-packed holiday episode set to air Dec. 17 on CBS. She will play a character named Lily, a smart and witty environmentalist/ private chef who is the victim of a home invasion that “turns her life upside down,” according to a casting description.

“We’re very excited to have Michelle guest on the show,” said exec producer Shane Brennan in a statement. “It’s a very intense episode which pairs Michelle with Callen and Sam, in what is probably one of our biggest action shows so far this season.” Which is saying a lot.

NCIS: LA continues to perform solidly on its Tuesday night time slot following mothership NCIS. It’s most recent episode scored more than 14 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo.

Brooke Shields to guest star on 'Michael J. Fox Show' in 2014

Brooke Shields as a hot cougar? We’ve heard crazier ideas.

EW has confirmed that Shields will appear on The Michael J. Fox for a three-episode arc beginning in 2014. Shields will play Deborah, a single mother who meets Mike’s 19-year-old son, Ian, at a ballroom dance class and sparks might fly. Like we said, we’ve heard crazier ideas.

'Beauty and the Beast' scoop: Elisabeth Rohm scores guest arc as...

Elisabeth Rohm is going to bring a little law and order to Beauty and the Beast.

EW has learned that the actress, best known for her role as ADA Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order, has enlisted for a four-episode guest arc on the CW drama.

She will play a character named Dana Maron, an FBI agent who “is dedicated to cleaning up the FBI,” according to a character description. Furthermore, Dana, who arrives in town to spearhead a series of investigations into a string of undercover operations, will team up with Cat (Kristin Kreuk) after being led to believe the detective has a special connection to the cases. This “may ultimately lead to Cat learning more about her own past than she ever imagined.”

Since her Law & Order days, Rohm has appeared in a series of movies and television shows and is currently recurring on The Client List.

'Freaks & Geeks' actor to visit 'The Goldbergs'

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A member of Judd Apatow’s posse will join those freaks and geeks on ABC’s The Goldbergs this winter.

Martin Starr, best known for his appearance on Apatow’s Freaks & Geeks and Knocked Up, will star as Andre, a video store employee who takes his job a little too seriously. His episode will slated for January.

Starr’s other credits include the spoof comedy Burning Love as well as appearances on Hawaii 5-0 and Franklin and Bash.

ABC recently announced that it picked up the back nine episodes for The Goldbergs, which stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Patton Oswalt and Jeff Garlin. It’s averaging 7.5 million viewers and a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49.

'Gone Girl' actress, 'Supernatural' fave land guest spots on 'The Crazy Ones'

Missi Pyle and Kurt Fuller are the latest stars who are going to drop by Lewis, Roberts & Roberts.

EW has learned that Pyle, who will play a Nancy Grace-type reporter in the upcoming movie adaptation of Gone Girl, is set to appear on The Crazy Ones as Melora Evans, the daughter of an old colleague of Simon’s (Robin Williams). Fuller, known for his guest spots on Supernatural and Psych, will play a character named Mitchell Payson, a straitlaced executive who is looking to hire the ad firm.

There is currently no date for this episode, but it is set to air sometime this winter. Meanwhile, The Crazy Ones continues to be a strong freshman performer for CBS, which recently gave the show a full-season order.

'Bones' scoop: Richard Schiff and McKayla Maroney tapped for guest spots -- EXCLUSIVE

Newly hitched Bones and Booth are going to find themselves in the company of a a former (fictional) White House staffer and an Olympic gold medalist in an upcoming episode of Bones.

EW has learned exclusively that Richard Schiff and McKayla Maroney have been tapped for guest spots. Schiff (West Wing) will play Leon Watters, described as the “Dr. Brennan of theoretical physics.” Per the storyline, Brennan sees shades of herself in the detached Watters, whose daughter’s death will be the investigation at the center of the episode, and she is quick to recognize that Watters is burying himself in his work to cope with his loss.
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'Hunger Games' actress to appear on 'Sleepy Hollow'

Rue lives!

EW has confirmed that Amandla Stenberg — who played the doe-eyed little one who stole Katniss’ heart in the first installment of The Hunger Games franchise — is coming to Fox’s Sleepy Hollow.

She will play the daughter of Orlando Jones’ Capt. Frank Irving, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the casting. She will first appear as the character, named Macey, in the Nov. 25 episode.

Sleepy Hollow — which remains one fall TV’s biggest rating successes (and even more so when you factor in DVR) — is currently on a three-week break. When it returns, Fringe alum John Noble will join the fun in a major, recurring role. A trailer for the show’s next few episodes aired after Monday’s new hour, and you can watch that here.

'How I Met Your Mother' scoop: James Van Der Beek to return

It wouldn’t be a farewell season of How I Met Your Mother without one more appearance from James Van Der Beek.

EW has confirmed that Van Der Beek, who has appeared twice on the program as Robin’s first boyfriend Simon, is poised to return to the series for an episode titled “Bedtime Stories.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' at New York Comic-Con: Michael Cudlitz signs on and other casting news

The Project: The Walking Dead

Panel: Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Steve Yuen, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Norman Reedus (armed with stuffed squirrels to throw to the audience), Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert

Footage screened: Producer Hurd introduced two never-before-seen clips from the fourth season — one at the start of the panel and one at the end. SPOILER ALERT! The first scene features Daryl (Reedus), Michonne (Gurira), and a new young male character armed but relaxing by an abandoned store in a former mall plaza. The newbie compliments Daryl, who is now part of the new council, and theorizes about Daryl’s former occupation prior to the Zombipocalypse. He guesses homicide cop, which amuses Michonne and Daryl — a rare moment of these two intense characters allowing themselves to laugh. The group is then met by Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), Tyreese (Coleman), and newcomer Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) as they enter a store to take out the few remaining Walkers inside. But little do they know, the roof of the store is infested with Walkers spreading out from a crashed military helicopter.

The second sneak peek also stars Daryl and Michonne, this time in a car accompanied by Bob and Tyreese. As Daryl asks Michonne to put in a CD, they hear a faint voice coming from the radio. Daryl attempts to adjust the frequency to get a clearer signal but while doing so, almost hits a Walker in the road. Swerving away, Daryl dodges a scattering of Walkers that then turn into a herd. Before the crew can get rid of the infestation, they are surrounded by Walkers. This is no herd of ordinary Walkers — it’s the edge of a Walker army; hundreds are heading in their direction. Daryl quickly puts the car in reverse but a wheel gets stuck in a pile of fallen Walkers. Blood spatters and bones crush as the wheel cuts through the Walkers.

Snap judgment: The overwhelming fear of the Walkers is back — and it is good. After a third season featuring more human-on-human conflicts than human-on-undead confrontations, this season is a welcome return to the zombie portion of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Big revelations: Michael Cudlitz is “motherf—ing Abraham!” The Southland actor stormed up to the audience mic disguised as an angry fan, demanding showrunner Gimple include Sgt. Abraham Ford on the series. He then revealed his identity, in fully bearded and muscle-toned character. The producers also confirmed the casting of Christian Serratos (Twilight) as Rosita Espinosa and announced actor/comedian Josh McDermitt as Eugene, who, according to Nicotero, is sure to be “fully mulleted.”

Lincoln also teased a big moment for Rick’s son Carl (Chandler Riggs). “Chandler is going to kick ass. Wait for episode 9. There’s a spoiler. I don’t care. I’ve just said it,” said Lincoln. He later added that he was “so disturbed” and “shell-shocked” after reading the script for an episode later this season. “I was trying to call everybody because I needed to speak to a human voice. We are going to get in so much trouble in this episode,” he said.

Latest Carol/Daryl and Richonne romance news: Moderator, Walking Dead super-fan, and Community co-star Yvette Nicole Brown shared that she is an unabashed Carol/Daryl shipper and is also excited by a possible Rick-Michonne romance. “You do know, Sarah Wayne Callies [who played Rick's wife Lori] will kick my ass if it happened in season four. Maybe after a couple more seasons,” said Lincoln. Reedus kept coy, quipping, “I’m practicing behind the scenes if you know what I’m talking about.”

Most incisive audience question: At first, one young male fan incurred boos from the panel after mentioning some fans’ dislike of Lori and Andrea. But he brought his question back around, asking about Carol’s development into a strong, female lead character. Gimble gave an insight into what we can expect from Carol. He said, “This season, we’ve seen her in the trailers teaching kids about knives. She had a daughter that died, and there’s a lot of kids in this prison now. She’s making sure that she herself is not a victim. She’s also making sure the kids aren’t victims.”

The fourth season of The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

'Lost' actress joins 'Young and the Restless' -- EXCLUSIVE

A Tailie is coming to Genoa City!

Cynthia Watros, best known for playing the psychologist Libby on ABC’s Lost, will begin recurring on CBS’ The Young and the Restless in November. She’ll play a character named Kelly who will have a profound influence on the lives of several characters, including Billy, Victoria and Chloe.

Watros started work on the sudser today in Los Angeles.

The actress is well known for playing a survivor on Lost who was in the tail section of the plane. (She also was a love interest for Hurley). But Watros began her career in daytime: from 1994-98, she appeared on The Guiding Light as Annie Dutton Banks, a role that earned her a Daytime Emmy.

In 1998, she took over the role of Victoria Hudson McKinnon on Another World while star Jensen Buchanan was out on maternity leave.

HBO greenlights 'Criminal Justice' miniseries, Robert De Niro in for James Gandolfini

After months of will-they-or-won’t-they speculation about HBO’s seven-part miniseries Criminal Justice, HBO has decided to move forward with the project. EW has confirmed that the mini-series, which was given the greenlight back in May when James Gandolfini was set to star, is moving forward once again, now with Robert De Niro in the lead role.

Based on the 2008 BBC series by Peter Moffat, Criminal Justice is set in New York City, where an attorney (De Niro) is a bit too ambitious in taking on the case of a Pakistani being accused of murder. Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Maadi, and Poorna Jagannathan will also star.

Gandolfini remains an executive producer on the project posthumously, with Steven Zaillian set to direct the first hour.

Bryan Cranston set to return to 'How I Met Your Mother'

Breaking Bad might be sailing into the sunset on Sunday but fans of the show will get a chance to see Bryan Cranston on TV again very soon.

CBS announced today that the Breaking Bad star is set to reprise his role as Hammond Druthers, Ted’s former jerk boss/co-worker, who last appeared in the show’s second season. Cranston, who right now is booked for one episode (to air this fall), is the latest star to schedule a return to HIMYM as it moves along in its final season and he will probably not be the last.

In case you missed it, here’s our review of this week’s season premiere. 

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