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'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.

Dan Stevens set to voice iconic 'Tomorrow People' character -- EXCLUSIVE

The Tomorrow People‘s artificially intelligent mentor now has a famous voice behind it.

EW has learned exclusively that Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens will lend his voice to the Greg Berlanti-produced Tomorrow People, voicing biological computer TIM, a character first established in the ’70s British version of the show and originally voiced by Canadian actor Philip Gilbert.
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'The Crazy Ones' books Josh Groban for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE (Updated)

Updated: The Crazy Ones has booked its latest guest star with golden pipes.

EW has learned exclusively that mega singer Josh Groban will appear the sixth episode of the CBS comedy’s freshman season. But unlike Kelly Clarkson, who appears in the pilot as herself, Groban plays a guy named Richie who is a friend from Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar’s) past, who comes back into her life to repay a kindness. The problem? Sydney completely misperceives his intentions, and Simon (Robin Williams) intercedes to right the ship.”In doing so, he gets an idea from Richie that lands a big account for the firm,” according to casting scoop.

This is far from Groban’s first time on the TV block. He’s previously guest-starred on Glee, The Office, and CSI: NY.

The Crazy Ones, which stars Gellar and Williams as a father-daughter ad exec team, premieres Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET. Watch a sneak peek of the show below.
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'Suits' scoop: Michael Phelps to cameo

There are three episodes left in Suits‘ summer run, but here’s a reason to look forward to its winter return: Suits superfan Michael Phelps, otherwise known as the most decorated Olympian of all-time, will guest in the mid-season premiere. He’ll cameo as himself, the one sports client Harvey (Gabriel Macht) could never land. Spoiler alert! Phelps will make Harvey confront their prickly past when Scottie (Abigail Spencer) tries to land him as her client.

This won’t exactly be the first time Phelps has popped up on the Suits set… READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries' scoop: Meet Caroline and Elena's new 'enemy'

It seems higher education is going to bring A+ drama for some of our favorites on The Vampire Diaries.

EW has learned that Rick Cosnett has been cast in the role of Dr. Wes Maxfield, a brilliant biology professor at Whitmore College who “makes fast enemies” with new college students Caroline and Elena. And the plot thickens when Caroline and Elena begin to think the prof is “hiding a dark and dangerous secret.”
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'Supernatural' alum to recur on 'The Originals' -- EXCLUSIVE

Dracula is coming to The Originals…sorta.

EW has learned exclusively that CW’s forthcoming Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, has cast Supernatural alum Todd Stashwick, who fans of that show will recall played a Dracula-impersonating shapeshifter during season 4’s “Monster Movie.” The actor is set to recur in the role of Father Kieran starting in episode 4 of the show’s freshman season, which kicks off Oct 3.

“Kieran is a tortured Priest with a dark past,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “Once a powerful and pragmatic diplomat between the humans and the various supernatural factions in New Orleans, he returns home looking for answers about a personal tragedy but finds a very different landscape than when he left.”
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Alexis Denisof books 'Grimm' arc

Angel alum Alexis Denisof is getting back into the supernatural business.

EW has confirmed the actor will appear on the upcoming third season of NBC’s Grimm. He will play a character named Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf, a cunning man who also happens to be first cousin of Eric Renard (James Frain). (As you’ll recall, Eric and Sasha Roiz’s Sean Renard are only half-brothers.)

The role reunites Denisof, currently a recurring player on How I Met Your Mother (on which his wife Alyson Hannigan stars), with Angel co-creator David Greenwalt, who also co-created Grimm with Jim Kouf. He is set to appear on a recurring basis during the new season, which kicks off Oct. 25.

Jerry Springer, 'Office' UK alum to visit 'The Neighbors' -- EXCLUSIVE

A couple of guest stars coming to the neighborhood.

First up, EW has learned that Jerry Springer will appear in the season premiere of ABC’s The Neighbors, playing a virtual moderator (sort of like a Siri hologram). No word on how the part is weaved into the story, but this show takes place in the weirdest neighborhood on TV, so the possibilities are endless.

Meanwhile, EW has also learned that Lucy Davis, of The Office UK fame, is set to appear in the third episode of the season playing a character named Helen, an elegantly dressed and very proper British woman who inherits a fast food restaurant in a divorce settlement. As new owner, Helen crosses paths with Jackie, who starts working there this season (yes, outside the community!)  and is aiming for a promotion. The problem? “An incident” will apparently affect the possibility of Jackie getting a raise she seeks.

The Neighbors returns Sept. 20 on ABC.

'Happy Endings' alum Eliza Coupe lands recurring role on 'The Millers'

Happy Endings fans, rejoice! Eliza Coupe will be back on your TV this fall.

The actress has been snagged by CBS’s forthcoming comedy The Millers, EW has learned exclusively. She will recur on the show as the ex-wife of Nate (Will Arnett)  and first appear in the Oct. 24 episode.

Coupe’s addition to The Millers, which also stars Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges, rounds out a supporting cast that already includes Glee star Jayma Mays, who will play Nate’s sister Debbie, and VEEP‘s Nelson Franklin, who will play Debbie’s husband.

Meanwhile, Coupe is not the first Happy Endings cast member to land a post-cancellation gig. Adam Pally and Damon Wayans Jr. have secured spots on The Mindy Project and New Girl, respectively while Casey Wilson landed a network deal at ABC.

The Millers premieres on Oct. 3.

'Hawaii Five-0' books Melanie Griffith for guest spot as...

Say hello to Mama Danno.

Melanie Griffith has been recruited by Hawaii Five-0 to play mother to Danny (Scott Caan) in an episode set to air this season. CBS made the announcement this morning on their Twitter account.

Details regarding on which episode she will appear and the length of her stay were not immediately available, EW was told.

Griffith has been no stranger to TV in recent years, appearing on both Hot in Cleveland and Raising Hope.

H50 kicks off its fourth season Sept. 27.

'Big Brother' winner Hayden Moss to appear on 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water'

Earlier this summer, Jeff Probst officially broke the news on Entertainment Weekly Radio that the 27th season of Survivor — titled Blood Vs. Water — would feature returning Survivor players and their loved ones. And now we can officially reveal that one of those pairs will be Survivor: One World’s Kat Edorsson and her boyfriend, Big Brother season 12 champ Hayden Moss. And the two talk about it for the first time right here! While players from both Survivor and Big Brother have appeared on fellow CBS reality competition show The Amazing Race — and a relative of Survivor’s Russell and Brandon Hantz, Willie, played on last summer’s Big Brother — Hayden will become the first person to have appeared on both programs.

In the video interview below (which was shot on location), I asked the couple which show is harder, Survivor or Big Brother. “I will answer that question exactly in about 39 days,” said Hayden the day before the game began. “Really, I’ll be the only person ever that can answer that question. So I’m excited to test it out and see what Survivor is all about.” READ FULL STORY

'The Mindy Project' snags 'Justified' star Timothy Olyphant for guest spot

The Mindy Project‘s casting department has hit another home run.

EW can confirm that Justified star Timothy Olyphant is going to take a break from playing tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to guest star on the Fox comedy as … a professional skateboarder. Per the Los Angeles Times, his character is named Graham Logan, a wild pro boarder who “nearly runs Mindy over in Union Square before asking her out on a date.”

The episode is set to air sometime early during the show’s sophomore run, which kicks off Sept. 17.

Olyphant joins a season 2 guest star list that already includes James Franco, Glenn Howerton, and Adam Pally.

'Once Upon a Time' finds its Ariel

JoAnna Garcia Swisher is coming to Once Upon a Time!

EW confirms that the  Privileged alum will play the iconic mermaid Ariel starting in the sixth episode of the new season and will appear in at least two episodes. TV Guide first reported her casting.

News of the actress’s new gig comes just weeks after EW broke the news that Rose McIver would be stepping in to fill the role of Tinkerbell, who is set to debut in the third season as well.

For more on what’s coming up on Once Upon a Time, including teases on the return of Giancarlo Esposito, head over to Spoiler Room.

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