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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.

'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.”

Laura Bell Bundy joins 'Anger Management'

No longer a singing blond lawyer-in-training, instead, Laura Bell Bundy will be researching human sexuality with Charlie Sheen.

The Tony-nominated actress has joined the cast of FX’s Anger Management as a series regular. As Dr. Jordan Denby, an alcoholic recent divorcee, Bundy will be a source of emotional whiplash in Charlie’s life as the two embark on a sex study.

Bundy originated the role of Elle Woods in Broadway’s Legally Blonde – The Musical and has appeared on TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Hart of Dixie. She is also a country singer and songwriter, and is currently on tour with Rascal Flatts. She begins shooting Anger Management this week.

Peter Capaldi: What you need to know about the new star of 'Doctor Who'

So, now we know: The BBC has just revealed that the new star of Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. The 55-year-old Scottish actor is well known the U.K. In the U.S.? Not so much. Here are five things you need to know about the Twelfth Doctor.

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'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

Jake Tapper to guest on 'All My Children'

CNN anchor and prolific tweeter Jake Tapper is ready for his close-up.

In 10 days, the newsman will make his acting debut on the revived online-only version of All My Children, which airs both on Hulu’s “The Online Network” imprint and Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.

Naturally, he’ll be playing a reporter — specifically, one named Spencer Phillips who works for the generic-sounding Business News Update. (Then again, AMC‘s hometown is called Pine Valley…)

Apparently, Tapper’s casting wasn’t premeditated — as The Wrap writes, the Washington correspondent was “discovered” by AMC‘s producers while filming a segment for The Lead about the soap’s revival. Only in (Internet) Hollywood!

'Doctor Who' announcement imminent -- UPDATE

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UPDATE (8/4): Peter Capaldi has been introduced as the Twelfth Doctor on live BBC special.

UPDATE: Thursday’s announcement is that an announcement is coming! The new Doctor Who will be revealed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on BBC America. See the full press release below, along with our original report and a trailer for Sunday’s announcement.

Is the BBC about to name the new star of Doctor Who? According to the website of U.K. magazine the Radio Times, at 7:01pm ET, the BBC will make what it is described as a “time-and-space-shattering announcement” about the British science fiction show, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Of course, the announcement could be that the producers have decided to repaint the TARDIS red, but it seems more likely that we will soon learn the identity of the actor who has been cast to replace Matt Smith, or at least the means by which we will find out (one widely reported rumor is that the BBC plans to reveal the actor’s identity on a special live show to be broadcast this Sunday).
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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.

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