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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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'Burn Notice' scoop: Look who's returning! -- EXCLUSIVE

Burn Notice is bringing back a familiar face in its final season.

EW has learned exclusively that Garret Dillahunt will reprise his role as Simon Escher, the psychotic rogue operative who was responsible for committing the crimes Michael was burned for, on the USA drama in an episode set to air this summer.

Dillahunt, who currently plays Burt Chance on Fox’s Raising Hope, was last seen in season 4’s “Hard Time.” In his upcoming appearance, the audience will find the unpredictable Simon NOT inside the maximum security prison where he has spent the past years. The big question: Who let him out?

Burn Notice aired its 100 episode yesterday after premiering its seventh and final season last week.

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Not to worry 'Smash' fans, Megan Hilty has a new gig

Smash may have had a very public journey into the Land of the Cancelled, but it hasn’t taken one of the show’s brightest stars long to find a new gig.

EW has confirmed a report that Megan Hilty, who played Broadway star Ivy Lynn on the NBC drama, has scored a series regular role on Sean Hayes’ upcoming multi-cam comedy Sean Saves the World, which premieres this fall. (Hayes previously had a guest spot on Smash.) Hilty will play Liz, Hayes’ character’s best friend and co-worker. She will replace Lindsay Sloane, who played the part in the pilot and left the show in May.

Watch all of the previews for NBC’s new shows here.

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Jerry O'Connell to guest star on wife Rebecca Romijn's 'King & Maxwell' -- EXCLUSIVE

TNT’s King & Maxwell is turning into a family affair!

EW has learned exclusively that Jerry O’Connell is set to guest star on an episode of wife Rebecca Romijn’s show King & Maxwell, which premieres June 10 on TNT.

O’Connell, who recently appeared on Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane, will play a character named Waskiewicz, a low-rent D.C. PI who tends to be a step behind on all his cases. (“I don’t ask questions” is literally on his business card.) The episode is set to air in mid-July.

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'American Horror Story': Emma Roberts joins season 3's 'Coven'

Scream 4 star Emma Roberts is the latest star to sign up for the third installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story—this year subtitled Coven. Roberts will play a party girl named Madison, according to TVLine, which first broke the news.

Roberts will be joining her real-life boyfriend Evan Peters on the series along with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Frances Conroy. Murphy has also worked with Emma’s aunt, Julia Roberts, previously on Eat Pray Love and will be directing her in his adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO.

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HBO orders dramedy starring 'Glee' actor Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff is coming back to TV.

EW has confirmed that HBO has picked up eight episodes of a gay-themed dramedy starring the former Glee actor/Broadway star. The series, set to air in 2014, is not currently untitled.

The show centers on three friends living in San Francisco and explores “the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”

The project also stars Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) and Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light).

Production is expected to start this fall in San Francisco.

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'American Horror Story': Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone join season 3's 'Coven'

Ryan Murphy is assembling quite a powerful group of women to round out the cast of American Horror Story: Coven, the third installment of his FX anthology series. The AHS co-creator took to Twitter yesterday to announce that Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone would both be joining the third season, set to debut in October and believed to center around witches. READ FULL STORY

'Ravenswood' news roundup: 'Beauty and the Beast' sis nabbed as series regular. Plus, an exclusive photo

It’s been a busy day in Ravenswood.

First up in today’s news downpour: The Pretty Little Liars spin-off has found its Miranda in Beauty and the Beast recurring player Nicole Gale Anderson, who plays the younger sister of Kristin Kreuk’s Catherine on that show. Miranda is described in a casting breakdown as a “fiercely independent foster kid” who “uses her wits to cover her emotional scars.” Anderson, who also appeared on ABC Family’s Make It or Break It, is set to be a regular on the buzzy project, which will also star Tyler Blackburn.

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