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'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. 

'The Crazy Ones' nabs Brad Garrett for key role -- EXCLUSIVE

This casting is — pun intended — crazy good.

EW has learned exclusively that Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett is slated to appear alongside Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in at least two episodes of their forthcoming CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones. On the show, Williams and Gellar play a father-daughter duo who work at a Chicago advertising agency, called Lewis, Roberts & Roberts. Garrett’s character will be the “Lewis” part of that equation.
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'Young and the Restless' star joins Jerry O'Connell comedy

A star of CBS’ The Young and the Restless will do some moonlighting this November in prime time.

Melissa Claire Egan, who plays Chelsea Newman on the daytime sudser, will guest star in the new CBS comedy We Are Men opposite Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn. She’ll play a resident of the men’s apartment complex who O’Connell attempts to impress.

We Are Men will premiere Monday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 p.m. It also stars Tony Shaloub and Chris Smith.

Egan has been on Y & R since 2011. Her previous credits include Men at Work, All My Children and Criminal Minds.

'Glee' star Grant Gustin cast as The Flash in CW's 'Arrow'

Grant Gustin, whom you might recognize as Glee‘s Sebastian, has officially been cast as Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in The CW’s hit show Arrow. Gustin will appear in episodes 208, 209, and 220.

Barry Allen is described as “a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past.  A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante,” according to a press release.
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'Elementary': 'Once' musical star to guest as Joan's romantic interest -- EXCLUSIVE

A Broadway star has his eye on Joan Watson!

EW has learned exclusively that Steve Kazee, one of two leads in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning Once musical, is set to guest star on CBS’ Elementary, playing a man who Joan (Lucy Liu) meets while making her first foray into online dating. The hitch in this plan for love? According to scoop, Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) views on relationships — particularly internet-matchmaking — may mar the courtship before it even has the chance to get off the ground.

Prior to his appearance in the Broadway smash, Kazee, whose Once co-star Cristin Milioti is now How I Met Your Mother’s Mother, appeared on the TV series Working Class and had bit parts on CSI and NCIS.

The episode, called “We Are Everyone,” is scheduled to air in October, and Elementary returns Sept. 26.

'Scandal' books 'Private Practice' alum Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein is coming back to Shondaland!

EW has confirmed that the former Private Practice star has booked a recurring role on the third season of Shonda Rhimes’ hit drama Scandal, playing an as-of-now secret role. His episode is set to air in late October.

News of his casting, first reported by TVLine, comes on the heels of Lisa Kudrow’s recently announced role on the upcoming season. The former Friends star will reportedly play a politician.

Adelstein played pediatrician Cooper Freedman on Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy spin-off for six seasons until its conclusion in January and is also known for his role as Paul Kellerman on Fox’s Prison Break.

Scandal returns Oct. 3.

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