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'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.

'Blue Bloods' casts Broadway vet Bebe Neuwirth as Frank's [spoiler]

Bebe Neuwirth and Tom Selleck are going to clash when the Broadway vet comes to Blue Bloods later this year.

EW has learned the Frasier alum has booked a three-episode arc on the CBS cop procedural playing a character named Kelly Peterson, a beautiful, stylish and charming woman who is the new Inspector General overseeing Frank’s department. But while Kelly and Frank will be at odds, it wasn’t always that way. The two are said to have met several years ago and, at the time, “sparks definitely flew.” (Well, this could be awkward…)

Neuwirth, who most recently appeared on The Good Wife, will first appear in an October episode.

Blue Bloods is set to begin its fourth season Sept. 27 on CBS.

'Bones,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Teen Wolf,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Spoiler Room day, friends. Hope this week has been kind to you. Mine’s been pretty darn good (see page 2 for details on a pretty amazing day I had on one of my favorite sets this week) and the weekend promises even more good things to come (Saturday’s my birthday!). No, you don’t have to get me anything, but I will take some of your questions! Send them along to spoilerroom@ew.com. Consider it my gift to you.

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Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal comedy at FX

FX just lassoed another player for its Billy Crystal comedy that’s in the works. Josh Gad — who stars opposite Ashton Kutcher in Jobs — has joined the single-camera comedy pilot The Comedians.

Gad will play a young, hip comic on the rise who resents – and rails against – his pairing with an aging superstar comedian (Crystal) for a late-night comedy sketch show. READ FULL STORY

CW's 'Star-Crossed' enlists 'Ray Donovan' actor for recurring role -- EXCLUSIVE

Johnathon Schaech is about to get Star-Crossed. 

The actor, who is currently appearing on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, is set to recur as Castor, uncle to Matt Lanter’s teenage alien Roman on the CW’s upcoming midseason drama about two teens (Lanter and Aimee Teegarden) who struggle to maintain a romance in a time in which Atrians (the aliens) and humans struggle to integrate.

Castor is said to have a dark and shady past as a radical militant Atrian, but he claims to have changed his ways to be more temperate and pro-integration. But Roman still has his doubts — even after Castor proves himself to be an effective politician within the Sector.

Schaech, who currently plays a famous actor on Ray Donvan, has recently made appearances on The Client List and Drop Dead Diva and is probably best known for playing “the super hot one” Jimmy in 1996′s That Thing You Do!

'Witches of East End' conjures up guest spot for Freddie Prinze Jr. -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s a Freddie reunion!

EW has learned exclusively that Freddie Prinze Jr. has signed on to guest star in an episode of the upcoming Lifetime drama Witches of East End, in a part that will reunite him with former Freddie co-star Madchen Amick.

Prinze will play Leo Wingate, a gallant and sweetly shy entomologist who falls head over heels for Wendy Beauchamp (Amick). The scholar is said to specialize in rare and exotic insects, and he soon begins to wonder whether Wendy is more interested in his body or his bugs.  He is set to guest star in the fourth episode, with more episodes possible.

On Freddie, a 2005-06 comedy which starred and was created by Prinze, Amick played the sister-in-law of the title character. Following the cancellation of that show, Prinze’s next high-profile TV gig was on Fox’s 24, where he played Cole Ortiz during the eighth season. Recently, Prinze also booked a guest spot on the season premiere of Bones.

Witches of East End premieres Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m.

'Two and a Half Men': Amber Tamblyn to play Charlie's lesbian daughter

Amber Tamblyn will join the two remaining men of Two and a Half Men on the small screen this fall.

The actress has nabbed a role on the Chuck Lorre comedy, playing Jenny, the lesbian illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). Per the storyline, Jenny moves to L.A. to pursue a career in acting and connect with family, which includes Jon Cryer’s Alan.

Tamblyn joins the cast a little less than a month after a search for the character first began and a little more than four months after the show announced Angus T. Jones would not be returning to the show as a series regular, a move widely believed to be related to the 19-year-old former star’s now infamous YouTube bash-fest.

Tamblyn will appear in five episodes, with the possibility of becoming co-lead on the show, which currently gives Cryer and Ashton Kutcher top-billing.

Tamblyn’s most recent TV work was on Fox’s dearly departed House, where she played intern Martha Masters.

'It's Always Sunny' star to woo [spoiler] on 'Mindy Project'

Things are going to get a little Sunnier on The Mindy Project.

EW has confirmed that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator, producer, and star Glenn Howerton, who plays Dennis on the long-running FX (now FXX) comedy, is going to guest-star on the second season of Mindy Kaling’s sophomore comedy. He’ll recur starting in the fourth episode, playing Cliff Gilbert, an attorney who ends up having a meet-cute with Mindy.

Howerton joins an already impressive list of season 2 guest stars, which includes James Franco and Happy Endings alum Adam Pally. Last week, Kaling teased Franco’s appearance, referring to his character, Dr. Paul Leotard, as her “nemesis.”

Also last week, Kaling graced the cover of EW, helming our report on New Hollywood.

'CSI' scoop: Ted Danson reunites with 'Cheers' co-star

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Cliff Clavin is going inside the yellow tape!

EW has learned that John Ratzenberger — who played the lovable mailman on Cheers — will reunite with his former co-star Ted Danson in a fall episode of CSI on CBS.

Ratzenberger will play a jaded, burned out club owner who’s been in the business for over 30 years, and he’s dazed when his business — and human lives — go up in smoke. And yep, he’ll get to play opposite Sammy Malone — er, we mean D.B. Russell (Danson).

The episode will air in October. CSI returns on Sept. 25.

 

'Veronica Mars' alum Jason Dohring to seek revenge on 'Tomorrow People' -- EXCLUSIVE

Jason Dohring has been nabbed for an ultra cool role on The Tomorrow People.

EW has learned exclusively that Dohring, well known for playing swoon-worthy Logan on Veronica Mars, has been tapped to guest star on the upcoming CW sci-fi drama as Killian McCrane, a former paranormal operative who once worked with John (Luke Mitchell) at Ultra, the paramilitary group that hunts down the Tomorrow People. In the episode, airing later this year, we learn Killian went off the grid but has resurfaced to exact revenge. Dohring, who in the role will reunite with onetime VMars writer and Tomorrow People exec producer Phil Klemmer, will appear in the fourth episode of the show’s freshman season, premiering Oct. 9.

Recently, the actor wrapped production on the much-buzzed-about Veronica Mars movie, the first footage of which was screened last month at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Speaking of SDCC, that’s also where EW caught up with the cast of The Tomorrow People, who stopped by our studio to talk about what fans can expect from the show. You can watch that interview below.
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