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'Outlander:' Check out Scottish hunk who'll play Ian Murray

Steven-Cree

Starz has attracted another hunk to star in its adaptation of Outlander this summer.

Scottish actor Steven Cree (300: Rise of an Empire) will play Ian Murray (Sam Heughan), Jamie’s best friend since childhood. Ian lost part of his leg during battle with the English but that hasn’t held him back.

Cree’s other film credits include The Awakening and voiceover work for Brave. 

The series is expected to closely mirror the “Outlander” book, which follows Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse in the 1940s who’s vacationing with her husband (Tobias Menzies) in Scotland. Claire falls through a time-travel portal to the 18th century, where she falls in love with a young warrior (Heughan). Ron Moore (Helix, Battlestar Gallactica) is executive producing.

 

Michael Chiklis joins the cast of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Michael Chiklis is making a freaky return to television.

The Emmy-winning actor has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. The announcement was made onstage at the final night of this year’s PaleyFest during the American Horror Story: Coven panel. Chiklis is new to the Ryan Murphy world of actors and will join previous Horror Story regulars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Basset and Frances Conroy in the fourth season of the franchise.

Murphy revealed that Chiklis will be playing Evan Peters’ character’s father and Kathy Bates’ ex-husband. As previously reported exclusively on EW, Freak Show will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 and feature Lange as a German ex-pat managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.

Dana Delany cast in Amazon's drama pilot 'Hand of God'

Two-time Emmy winner and former Body of Proof star Dana Delany has been cast in a leading role as Crystal Harris in Amazon Studio’s drama pilot Hand of God.

The studio’s description of the pilot: Hand of God centers on the powerful Judge Pernell (Ron Perlman, Sons of Anarchy) a hard-living, law-bending married man (to protective wife Crystal Harris) with a high-end call girl on the side, who has a religious awakening. He begins having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him.

The script is by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and will be directed by Marc Forster (World War Z) — both will also serve as executive producers, alongside Perlman and Brian Wilkins.

'Sleepy Hollow' fave Orlando Jones enrolls in Hulu's 'East Los High' for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Jones is getting out of Sleepy Hollow for a trip to East L.A.

EW has learned exclusively that the Sleepy fan favorite is set to appear in an upcoming episode of Hulu’s Los Angeles-set original series East Los High. Jones will guest as a host/announcer at a high-stakes dance competition.

East Los High, a sort of Hispanic Degrassi in that its storylines are rooted in high school drama and teen issues, is currently in production on season 2, which will premiere this summer.

Jones currently plays Capt. Irving on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, which returns for a second season in the fall.

'Grey's Anatomy' doc Kevin McKidd, 'Office' alum set for 'Franklin & Bash' guest spots -- EXCLUSIVE

Grey’s Anatomy doc Kevin McKidd is checking in to Franklin & Bash — and he’s bringing his real-life Scottish accent with him!

EW has learned exclusively that McKidd, best known for playing Dr. Owen Hunt on ABC’s veteran medical drama, has been tapped for a guest spot as a man named Albert Daugherty, who is also the Duke of Weddington. Per the storyline, the testy landowner — who is described as the kind of guy who would rather settle a dispute with a claymore than a discussion — crosses paths with the lawyer duo played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer after he finds himself in a spat with his neighbor.

Additionally, EW can report that Office alum Creed Bratton is set to appear as a judge in a separate episode. His character, Judge Semmer, is described as an aging athlete whose career ended in the cul-de-sac of family court.

Both actors’ episodes will air during Franklin & Bash‘s upcoming fourth season, which is slated for this summer on TNT.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to star in Netflix comedy 'Grace and Frankie'

It’s a Nine to Five reunion! The 1980 film’s co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are working together again in Netflix’s new original sitcom, Grace and Frankie.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy comes from Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, who writes and produces TBS’ Sullivan & Son. The 13-episode season will follow nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) who unexpectedly find common ground when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married.

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Caterina Scorsone to return to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Season 10 of Grey’s Anatomy is quickly filling up with familiar faces. First, there was the news that Isaiah Washington will return as Dr. Burke, and now, EW has confirmed that Caterina Scorsone will once again set foot in Seattle.

Scorsone plays Amelia, Derek’s youngest sister and a fellow neurosurgeon, who many fans might recognize from the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Private Practice. Scorsone appeared briefly on Grey’s but was a regular on Practice, where her character’s main story dealt with drug addiction. After Amelia’s fiance died of an overdose, she got clean in enough time to give birth to a child that had only half a brain.

By the end of Practice‘s run, Amelia was clean and happily involved with fellow doctor James. As for her return to Grey’s, we only know that she will first appear sometime in May and will then recur for the rest of season 10. TV Guide first broke the news of her casting.

Anthony LaPaglia to lead CBS terrorism drama, Josh Lucas cast in NBC's 'The Mysteries of Laura'

Three faces familiar to TV viewers have been confirmed as joining broadcast drama pilots slated for next season.

Anthony LaPaglia is returning to CBS to lead the network’s untitled terrorism drama from Nikki Toscano (Revenge) and Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel). The actor, who could be seen on Without a Trace for seven seasons, will play a retired CIA operative-turned-high school football coach. When a catastrophic event hits Washington, D.C., he is pulled back into action to investigate the new generation of terrorists.

LaPaglia won a Golden Globe and earned Emmy and SAG nominations for his role as Jack Malone on CBS’s Without a Trace. He also won an Emmy for a guest spot on Frasier.

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'Pretty Little Liars' star Bryce Johnson cast in 'Supernatural' spin-off pilot

Bryce Johnson, best-known as Detective Darren Wilden on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, has been cast in the Supernatural spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, EW has confirmed.

There are no details on Johnson’s role, but the actor did tweet about a quasi-PLL reunion, as he joins PLL alums and spin-off stars Sean Faris and Nathaniel Buzolic for the pilot currently filming in Vancouver.

Bloodlines centers around Violet (Melissa Roxburgh), a member of the werewolf pack and her forbidden love for family rival David (Buzulic). The series is described as a “sweeping drama about the various mafia-esque monster families that, unknowingly to humans, run the underbelly of Chicago and who are being tracked by a newly minted hunter who’s trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural.”

The spin-off pilot will air as part of the regular Supernatural season on CW.

Anne Heche joins Jason Isaacs in USA's 'Dig' miniseries

Anne Heche fans won’t have to dig too deep to find the Emmy-winning actress back on the small screen this year.

Heche (Save Me) has joined the upcoming USA Network six-episode action-adventure series Dig, from co-creators and executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland). She joins previously-announced star Jason Isaacs (Awake).

Dig is set and will shoot in Jerusalem as well as other international locations. The series follows FBI detective Peter Connelly (Isaacs) who becomes a murder suspect after trying to track down a religious artifact that could trigger an event that would change the course of history. Heche will play Peter’s boss and only friend, Lynn, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office. Though she is tough and not afraid of anyone on her team – including Peter, her occasional lover – she has a sense of humor and soft side.  

The event series will premiere on USA Network in late 2014.

Dave Annable scrubbing in for Fox soap pilot

Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable is giving the prime-time soap world another go.

EW has learned that Annable has been cast as a series regular in Fox pilot Red Band Society, the hospital soap about a group of teenage patients who form a bond while being treated in a children’s wing. Octavia Spencer also recently signed onto the project.

Annable, who last appeared in ABC’s 666 Park Avenue, will play Dr. William McAndrew, a rock star pediatric oncologist and surgeon who is compassionate and dedicated to his job but tries — usually in vain — not to get attached to his young patients.

The one-hour dramedy, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is considered a strong contender for fall. Fox will announce its official 2014-15 slate in May at the annual Upfronts presentations in New York City. Spielberg, Margaret Nagle and Justin Falvey are among the exec producers.

'Grey's Anatomy' shocker: Isaiah Washington returning!

Dr. Burke is checking back in to Grey’s Anatomy.

EW has learned that Isaiah Washington is set to reprise his role as the heart surgeon/former flame of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) in an episode airing in May. This marks Washington’s first appearance on the ABC medical drama since season 3, when his character left Cristina at the altar and the actor was let go from the series.

Creator Shonda Rhimes said in a statement that the character’s return is an integral part of providing closure to Cristina Yang, whose portrayer Oh is set to leave the series at the end of this season.  “It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” Rhimes said. “Burke is vital to that journey — he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”

Since leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Washington has appeared in bit parts on TV shows like Single Ladies and Law & Order: LA and will next appear in the CW’s 100, premiering this month.

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Lindsay Lohan to guest on '2 Broke Girls'

Lindsay Lohan is about to make life a little harder for Max and Caroline on 2 Broke Girls.

CBS announced today that the actress is set to appear in an episode of its female-led comedy, playing a character named Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who enlists Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) to make her wedding cake. But soon after taking the gig, it becomes clear to the cake-making duo that Claire has trouble making decisions. The episode is scheduled to air April 14.

This is far from the first time Lohan has appeared on the small screen. She has done guest spots on Glee, Anger Management and Ugly Betty and will soon be the subject of a documentary series on the OWN network.

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