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'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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'Supernatural' scoop: 'Dollhouse' alum cast as fallen angel

The angels have fallen on Supernatural — and at least one of them is going to be a familiar face.

EW has learned that Tahmoh Penikett, best known for his roles on Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica, has been cast as Ezekiel, “a dignified warrior angel injured in the fall,” according to executive producer Jeremy Carver, nodding to the last scene from the CW drama’s season 7 finale. He will make his first appearance on the show in the season 9 premiere, airing Oct. 8.

Penikett, who most recently appeared on Continuum, played FBI agent Paul Ballard for two seasons on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Capt. Karl Agathon, so beloved for his small role in the BSG mini-series that he went on to co-star on the series.

At Comic-Con last month, executive producer Jeremy Carver said this season of Supernatural would find brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) dealing with a variety of angels who all have “lots of different agendas.”  “[The angels are] lost, scared, and vengeful, and I think [the storyline] is lending itself to lots of exciting and wonderful character moments for all of our characters to be dealing with,” he said. “A world of fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and in some ways very human world. We’re very excited to explore that.”

'Doctor Who': Peter Capaldi to replace Matt Smith

Welcome your new Time Lord!

BBC announced today that Peter Capaldi, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker on BBC comedy series The Thick of It, has been cast as the 12th Doctor. He was the favorite leading up to the announcement, made today on a live program.

He replaces Matt Smith, who announced two months ago that he intended to leave the series. Smith is expected to make his final appearance on Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas special.

Last week, Smith spoke about his time on the 50-year-old show to press during the Television Critics Association press tour. “I feel very proud to be a part of such a wonderful legacy,” he said. “The thing about [the Doctor] is he always looks forward. The show will get bigger and better and carry on without me”

Earlier this month, Smith, Who companion Jenna Coleman, David Bradley, and Mark Gatiss stopped by EW’s studio at Comic-Con. That interview is below: READ FULL STORY

'NCIS,' 'Supernatural,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'Sons of Anarchy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Howdy, Roomies!

It’s that time of the week again. Excited? You should be! I am. I’ve also had a lot of caffeine this week while covering the Television Critics Association press tour with my colleagues, so … this should be interesting.

As always, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

‘NCIS’ BOSS: ‘EVERYONE HAS TO WATCH THE FIRST TWO EPISODES’
I hear ya, NCIS fans. The departure of Cote de Pablo is an unfortunate turn of events, to say the least. NCIS EP Gary Glasberg was “saddened” by the situation, too, telling me earlier this week during CBS’ annual bash for television critics that “it’s the last thing we planned on.” That said, he promised, “At the end of the day, I’m really happy with what we came up with. Everyone has to watch the first two episodes.”

Why? Well, for one, he teased, the episodes were completely reworked in order to accommodate this curve ball. “I literally had to lock myself away and everything I was planning on had to be blown out and I had to start all over again,” he says of the news, which came after plans for the season had already begun. “Again, it’s not what we had hoped for. This family — this NCIS family that exists between [the characters] — is so special and so unique, and this was Cote’s decision and we have to respect that … but some really fantastic work is going to come out of what occurred. We have some really terrific stuff planned for the year.”

So what ARE those plans? For one, Ziva will be “prominent” in the second episode of the season and “it’s a really touching, emotional story and I promise the viewers will not be disappointed — especially the Tiva fans, as we say. I hope it’s everything they want it to be.”

He adds: “I want some of it to be a surprise, but I think people will be pleased at the end of the day with where it’s left both emotionally and psychologically — and not only for Tony, but Gibbs, Abby, and everybody. That’s a big part of what I was taking into consideration — really understanding how the people and the fans are so connected to our characters. You really have to honor that.”

Who’s already crying?
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'Cheers' alum joins 'Bones' couples retreat -- EXCLUSIVE

When Booth (David Boreanaz) and Bones (Emily Deschanel) work a case at a couples retreat in an upcoming episode, they’re going to run into someone whose name Cheers fans certainly know.

EW has learned exclusively that John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff on the long-running NBC comedy, is set to appear in the second episode of Bones‘s ninth season, playing Bill Schumacher, who with his wife Ethel goes to a couples retreat to work on a few personal problems. The catch? Bill and Ethel have a secret double life that they will struggle to keep private.
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'Mom' casts Justin Long as love interest for Anna Faris; plus, Octavia Spencer to guest

Justin Long is going to get the hots for Mom.

Chuck Lorre, executive producer and creator of the new comedy from CBS,  announced today during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour that Long has been cast as a love interest for Anna Faris’ Christy, a newly sober single mom at the center of the series.

“That’s going to come up in the first few episodes,” Lorre said of the character. “Poor bastard doesn’t know what he’s in for, but he’s going to be her first shot for a meaningful relationship.”

Meanwhile, Lorre also announced that Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) would guest star in an early episode as “a woman who turns out to have bigger problems than Christy. So Christy gets perspective,” he said.

Mom, which also stars Allison Janney and Matt Hones, premieres on CBS Sept. 23.

'Nashville' reels in 'Sharknado' actress for recurring role -- EXCLUSIVE

She’s already battled airborne sharks, but for her next role, Aubrey Peeples is going to come face to face with creatures with a different kind of bite.

EW has learned exclusively that the Sharknado actress is set to recur on ABC’s Nashville as Layla, a runner-up in a big reality singing competition who just burst onto the music scene and seems to be as sweet and gracious as they come. (Key word: Seems.)

Peeples, who has also appeared on Necessary Roughness and Burn Notice, will first appear in the second episode of Nashville’s upcoming second season, which premieres Sept. 25.

Denis O'Hare joins 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Denis O’Hare is joining the Coven.

American Horror Story executive producer Ryan Murphy announced today via Twitter that O’Hare, who previously appeared on the first cycle of FX’s horror anthology, has scored a part in the third witch-centric season. It is currently unclear what his role will be.

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O’Hare is one of many AHS alums set to appear in the upcoming third season, which does not yet have a premiere date. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe are all set to appear, as will a host of new faces, including Kathy Bates and Patti LuPone.

O’Hare most recently worked with the Glee creator on the Murphy-directed film adaptation of The Normal Heart, which is set to air on HBO in 2014.

'Blue Bloods': Ali Wentworth to guest as... -- EXCLUSIVE

Ali Wentworth is signing up for duty on Blue Bloods. But there will be no gun play in this role.

EW has learned that Wentworth is set to play Naomi, an attractive woman with sex appeal whose steady string of complaints to the police over a neighbor leaves the PD with little sympathy. Basically, she’s kind of a pain in the butt.

She will appear in an episode early on during the drama’s upcoming fourth season, premiering Sept. 27.
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'Castle' nabs 'Alphas' alum for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

Warren Christie won’t need special powers for his upcoming role on Castle, but they’d probably come in handy.

Christie, who last starred as hyperkinetic Cameron Hicks on Syfy’s Alphas, is set to guest star on the second episode of Castle‘s upcoming sixth season. He will play Brad Parker, a reporter with a penchant for uncovering stories that are deterimental to national security.

Christie, who was on Alphas until its cancellation in January, also recently made guest appearances on Arrow and King & Maxwell.

Castle, which will also welcome guest star Lisa Edelstein this season, returns for new episodes Sept. 23.

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