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'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.

CW period drama 'Reign' casts two recurring characters

CW’s upcoming drama Reign is one of the most buzzed about young adult shows of the upcoming TV season — described by some as a Gossip Girl-meets-Downton soap — and two new actors have just joined its ranks.

EW has learned exclusively that Luke Roberts, best known for his 12-season run on BBC medical drama Holby City, is set to recur on the show as Simon Westbrook, a handsome and quietly menacing English diplomat  on the show, which tells the story of  Mary Stuart, the woman who would eventually go on to be known as Mary, Queen of Scots. According to our casting scoop, Roberts’s character is the representative of Scotland’s greatest enemy and “is brilliant and ruthless” in his efforts to destroy main character Mary’s (Adelaide Kane) place in the royal court.

Meanwhile, EW has also learned Katie Boland, who earned her stripes as a regular on Canadian sci-fi show The Zack Files, has also scored a recurring role as Clarissa, “a strange and almost feral young woman who hides in the shadows” as her face severely disfigured. “Clarissa’s past is a tantalizing puzzle that will reach out to change the lives around her in ways no one suspects,” teases casting intel.

Reign premieres on the CW Oct. 10, following the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries.

'How I Met Your Mother': 'Office' alum Ellie Kemper to guest

How I Met Your Mother continues to build its slate of guest stars for the upcoming final season.

The latest addition? Ellie Kemper, who just finished a run as receptionist Erin on NBC’s The Office.

Kemper, who is set to appear in one episode (for now), will guest as Cassie, a pretty — and available! — guest at Barney and Robin’s wedding. TVLine first reported the casting.

She joins previously announced guest star Sherri Shepherd, who will play a woman Marshall meets on an airplane, and returning guest star Wayne Brady, who plays Barney’s bro.

How I Met Your Mother, which begins its final season Sept. 23, will hold its first-ever Comic-Con panel this Saturday, moderated by some EW reporter named Sandra Gonzalez.

'Once Upon a Time' season 3 scoop: Giancarlo Esposito poised to return

Giancarlo Esposito is going to take a small detour on his way back to the land without power to visit the land with magic.

EW has confirmed that the Revolution star is set to reprise his role on ABC’s Once Upon a Time sometime early next season. TVLine first reported the news.

Esposito, who did not appear during the show’s second season, plays the roles of Sidney Glass, the Magic Mirror, and the Genie of Agrabah, but it is not yet known which role (or roles) he will resurrect during his one-episode stint.

Once Upon a Time returns to ABC this fall.

Chi McBride scores role on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

Hawaii Five-0 historians will appreciate this.

The upcoming fourth season of CBS’s Five-0 will see the addition of SWAT Captain Lou Grover, a character that first appeared in an episode of the original series. And the cherry on top of the good news? He’ll be played by Chi McBride.

McBride will first appear in the season premiere, which airs Sept. 27 and starts shooting today in Hawaii.

“It’s always fun to dig back into Five-0 mythology and resurrect a character — and in this case, Chi McBride plays SWAT Captain Lou Grover,” says executive producer Peter Lenkov. “Recently transferred to Hawaii from Chicago, Grover isn’t easily sold on Five-0’s tactics, referring to the task force as: ‘McGarrett and his merry band of do-whatever-the-hell-they-want.’ What Five-0 does conflicts with Grover’s own style of law enforcement. And that creates good conflict, so prepare for some combustive tension between the two this season.”

McBride, who recently starred on CBS’s Golden Boy, is currently only scheduled to appear in the first episode of the new season but the possibility for more is likely.

'Major Crimes' books ensemble of vet actors for guest spots -- EXCLUSIVE

Major Crimes is staging a major classic TV reunion.

EW has learned that TV (and all-around) stars Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), Paul Dooley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Ron Glass (Barney Miller), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) are all set to appear in an episode of the crime drama, set to air in August.

Per the story line, the quintet will play a group of outspoken residents at an apartment complex, who all once worked together on a 1970s crime drama (called Prognosis: Homicide!). In the episode, the tenants help Major Crimes solve a case involving the death of a rather unpopular neighbor.
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'Elementary' casts Rhys Ifans as Sherlock's brother

It looks like Elementary‘s upcoming trip to London will become a family affair.

Rhys Ifans has been cast in the recurring role of Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft Holmes, CBS announced Wednesday.

The Amazing Spider-Man actor is set to appear in the premiere of the show’s second season, which airs Sept. 26 and will be shot on location across the pond, as previously reported.

Per CBS’ synopsis of the episode, we meet Mycroft, with whom Sherlock once had a falling-out several years prior, after an old case takes Joan and Sherlock to London and they stay with his older brother — who lives at 221B Baker Street. “With Joan in the middle, the brothers are forced to confront their very complicated history,” the network teased.
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'Parenthood' to bring back Ray Romano

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Maybe Sarah isn’t done with Hank yet?

Ray Romano will reportedly reprise his role as the mopey photographer who stole Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) heart on Parenthood. Deadline reports that Romano is expected to star in up to 14 episodes when the drama from Jason Katims returns to NBC on Thursdays at 10 this fall.

NBC would not comment.

Romano segued to the family drama after his critically-acclaimed series Men of a Certain Age wasn’t renewed by TNT. The season ended with Hank leaving town to be closer to his daughter.

Critics are hoping that Emmy voters show some much-deserved love to Parenthood this September, especially given Monica Potter’s performance last season as a breast cancer survivor.

'Desperate Housewives' alum to visit 'Rizzoli & Isles' -- EXCLUSIVE

Tom Scavo is coming to Rizzoli & Isles! Well, sort of.

Desperate Housewives alum Doug Savant is set to guest star on the upcoming fourth season of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, which stars Angie Harmon as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Maura Isles.

Savant, best-known for his work on the ABC soap and Melrose Place, will play Roger Thorson, a mock trial adviser whose colleague dies suddenly during a competition. His episode is tentatively set to air in early September.

The new season of Rizzoli & Isles begins June 25 at 9 p.m.

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'Veronica Mars' movie: Max Greenfield confirms Deputy Leo's return -- VIDEO

Rejoice, Marshmallows: Deputy Leo is back!

Emmy-nominated New Girl star Max Greenfield revealed during a Google Hangout with Gold Derby on Tuesday that he plans to reprise his old Veronica Mars role for Rob Thomas’ upcoming crowd-funded movie. Greenfield played Leo, a sheriff’s deputy and a onetime love interest for Kristen Bell’s Veronica, in 11 episodes of the original series, appearing infrequently throughout all three seasons.

“I will be there — so will Deputy Leo,” Greenfield said with a grin. “It’s gonna be like a fun reunion. You wanna go in there and do some really solid work because obviously, people put up their own money to see this. I think everybody who’s playing a part in this thing has a responsibility, which is fun and exciting.”

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'Scandal' scoop: Scott Foley upped to series regular

Jake’s future was left somewhat uncertain at the end of Scandal‘s second season, but here’s a good sign he’ll eventually get out of The Hole of Doom. EW has learned that Scott Foley has been promoted to a series regular for the show’s upcoming third season. He had been a recurring guest star.

“I’m thrilled to join such a talented, enthusiastic and professional group of people,” Foley said in a statement. “Shonda and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters and to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling.”
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'Hawaii Five-0' stages 'Lost' reunion with Jorge Garcia guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

Hawaii Five-0 sure loves its Lost alums!

The latest to join Daniel Dae Kim on the CBS drama? Jorge Garcia, who EW can exclusively report is set to appear in an episode early next season. He will play a brilliant conspiracy theorist and reportedly share scenes with former Lost co-star Kim.

Five-0, which will move to Fridays in the fall, has a history of staging Lost reunions. Terry O’Quinn, Tania Raymonde and Reiko Aylesworth have all previously had guest roles.

The upcoming fourth season of the series does not yet have a fall premiere date. But you can see the full fall schedule here.

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