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Fox's 'Broadchurch' adaptation adds Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte is the latest star to join the swelling cast of Fox’s upcoming Broadchurch remake, Gracepoint.

Nolte joins the show, about a murder in a small coastal town, as a series regular, playing Jack Reinhold, a stubborn, unmarried man who has lived in Gracepoint for two decades. According to casting details, his character “runs the kayak rental on the beach as well as the local wildlife observation program, where the murdered boy was one of his volunteers.”

Nolte rounds out a cast that also includes David Tennant, who will play the lead detective, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver, Michael Pena, and Kevin Zegers.

Back in September, after the conclusion of Broadchurch‘s run on BBC America, creator Chris Chibnall told EW of the remake, which begins shooting in January: “The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism, so it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful, but just in a different setting — and then it’s exploring the dramatic opportunities that that offers up.”

'Hawaii Five-0' casts Tom Berenger as Danny's father -- EXCLUSIVE

We already knew that Danno’s mom was going to make a trip to the island but get ready for a full family reunion on Hawaii Five-0!

EW has learned exclusively that Tom Berenger is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS cop drama, playing none other than Danno’s ex-firefighter father!

He will appear alongside Melanie Griffith, who, as previously announced, will play Danny’s mom in three episodes airing in 2014. Berenger is set to appear alongside Griffith in the last of those three.
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'Arrow' casts 'Prison Break' alum Robert Knepper as DC supervillain

It’s a big day for Robert Knepper.

On the heels of news that the Prison Break alum has been tapped for the next Hunger Games film, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Knepper is set to play William Tockman, better known as the Clock King, in an upcoming episode of CW’s Arrow.

Knepper, who is currently appearing on TNT’s Mob City, is only set to guest star in the 14th episode of the current season as the supervillain, who is known for his intelligence and precision. It is not out of the show’s nature, however, to bring back villains for repeat performances (see: Seth Gabel’s Vertigo and John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn). TVLine first reported the casting.

Arrow‘s mid-season finale airs Wednesday night on the CW.

'Once Upon a Time' casts Rapunzel

Originals alum Alexandra Metz is ready to let her hair down.

EW has confirmed that Once Upon a Time has nabbed Metz to play Rapunzel in the 14th episode of the current season. TVLine first reported the casting.

As with most characters introduced in the Once-verse, Metz is currently set for one appearance, but there’s a chance she could return in the future.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC and is recapped weekly here on EW.

'American Horror Story': 'Fringe' star Lance Reddick joining 'Coven' -- EXCLUSIVE

The supernatural world of American Horror Story: Coven just got a little more crowded: EW has learned that Fringe‘s Lance Reddick will be joining the FX show as Papa Legba when the horror anthology returns in January. The character, described as Coven‘s version of “voodoo Satan,” plays a pivotal role in the life of Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) and will be an important figure in the series’ remaining four episodes. Show co-creator Ryan Murphy teased Legba’s involvement in our recent EW AHS: Coven cover story: “You find out that’s how come Marie Laveau looks so good — because she sold her soul!”

'Beauty and the Beast' casts Tom Everett Scott for intense recurring role -- EXCLUSIVE

Beauty and the Beast will have a new recurring face in the new year…and it’s Tom Everett Scott!

EW has learned exclusively that Scott has landed a recurring role on the CW series, playing a character named Sam, a brilliant archaeologist with a short fuse who is described as someone “who can be charming on one hand and maniac on the other.”

Sam’s backstory will be revealed in his first appearance, set for episode 12 and airing in 2014, and continue to unravel as he crosses paths with Kat, Vincent and Co. But what we can share is that he’s been in isolation for many years — something that may not be of his own doing — and his experience has changed him. Hmm…

Scott last appeared on television in TNT’s Southland, which concluded this year.

Beauty and the Beast airs Mondays on the CW.

Bret Michaels to perform on....'Revolution'?! -- EXCLUSIVE

How would Bret Michaels fare in a post-apocalyptic world? We’re about to find out.

EW has learned exclusively that the singer is set to appear on NBC’s drama Revolution, where he will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself.

But which character will come face-to-face with the Poison frontman? You’ll have to wait to see, but we’re told Micheals will be performing an acoustic version (…because, you know, there’s no power) of his band’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in the episode, set to air in 2014.

“Bret is truly a great guy. I’m a huge fan of his music and I’m thrilled he’s appearing on Revolution,” creator Eric Kripke said in a statement.

Just last week, Revolution wrapped up its fall season with an action-packed episode that saw a major return and a heartbreaking departure. It returns in January for a new batch of episodes.

Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC. 

Katrina Law joins 'Arrow' as Nyssa al Ghul

As if one of Ra’s al Ghul best trainees isn’t enough of a handful, it looks like another powerful female is headed to Starling City.

EW has confirmed that Spartacus alum Katrina Law will be joining the Arrow cast as Nyssa al Ghul, yet another member of the League of Assassins who arrives in Starling City looking for fellow Assassin Sara Lance, otherwise known as The Black Canary. The news was first reported by TV Guide.

Based on the comics, fans know Nyssa as Ra’s al Ghul’s love child from his travels through Russia, which means she’s the half-sister of Talia al Ghul, who we’ve yet to meet … unless, of course, Isabel Rochev isn’t who she says she is. After all, she does speak some pretty impressive Russian.

Law will make her entrance in episode 13 of Arrow‘s second season.

Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver join 'Broadchurch' remake

Fox snagged not one but two high-profile actresses to join its Broadchurch remake.

Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) will star in the newly dubbed Gracepoint, the network’s remake of the popular British TV drama. Gunn will play Det. Ellie Miller while Weaver will take over the role of Susan Wright. READ FULL STORY

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.

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