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Nathan Parsons joins 'True Blood' as the final season's James

It looks like Jessica is going to have a new beau in the final season of True Blood. Well, technically, it’s the same beau, but he’ll just look a little different.

EW has confirmed that Nathan Parsons (Bunheads) has been cast in the role of James. Originally played by Luke Grimes, James first appeared in season 6 of the HBO show. The long-haired sweetheart met Jessica in vampire jail, where the couple quickly became involved. They were last seen continuing their relationship in Bon Temps after Bill freed them.

According to TVLine, Grimes asked to be let out of his contract after being disappointed in the direction that James’ story was heading in season 7. Grimes can next be seen playing Christian Grey’s brother in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film.

As for Parsons’ James, we’re sure he will have his hands full trying to keep Jessica away from Jason Stackhouse.

FX's 'Hoke' pilot adds 'Game of Thrones,' 'Wire' alums

FX has finalized the cast for its upcoming drama pilot Hoke, based on the Charles Willeford novel series.

Game of Thrones alum Oona Chaplin, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà and Tammy Blanchard are among the new additions to the cast for the show, which will star Paul Giamatti as the title character, a hardboiled homicide detective Hoke Moseley.

Chaplin will play Ellita Sanchez, a sharp young homicide detective recently promoted from dispatcher to Hoke’s (Giamatti) new partner. Lynch will play an Hoke’s former partner. Wisdom will play the head of the Miami PD Homicide Squad who has a long history with Hoke, and Mollà will play a sociopath. Meanwhile, Blanchard will play the mother of a murdered drug addict who interacts with Hoke.

Scott Frank wrote and will direct the pilot, which received an order from the network back in August.

Camryn Manheim joins Steven Spielberg's 'Extant'

Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in Extant, the forthcoming futuristic drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

The Practice alum is set to play the role of Molly’s best friend Sam Barton. Main character Molly will be played by Halle Berry, who joined the show in October.

Set to premiere this summer, Extant is a serialized drama about a female astronaut (Berry) who is trying to reconnect with her family after returning after a year in outer space but soon learns that her experiences will “change the course of human history.”

Manheim’s other credits include Person of Interest, Ghost Whisperer, and Ally McBeal.

Fox's 'Broadchurch' adaptation adds Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte is the latest star to join the swelling cast of Fox’s upcoming Broadchurch remake, Gracepoint.

Nolte joins the show, about a murder in a small coastal town, as a series regular, playing Jack Reinhold, a stubborn, unmarried man who has lived in Gracepoint for two decades. According to casting details, his character “runs the kayak rental on the beach as well as the local wildlife observation program, where the murdered boy was one of his volunteers.”

Nolte rounds out a cast that also includes David Tennant, who will play the lead detective, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver, Michael Pena, and Kevin Zegers.

Back in September, after the conclusion of Broadchurch‘s run on BBC America, creator Chris Chibnall told EW of the remake, which begins shooting in January: “The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism, so it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful, but just in a different setting — and then it’s exploring the dramatic opportunities that that offers up.”

'24' reboot: Judy Davis to play villain

Fox has begun to stock up the villains who will do battle against Jack Bauer later this season. Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows) will recur as Margo, a British national and the widow of a notorious terrorist., in 24: Live Another Day that’ll premiere in April.

Production on the limited series begins in January in London. Davis joins the previously announced Kim Raver, William Devane and Mary Lynn Rajskub, who along with Kiefer Sutherland, will reprise their 24 roles.

The reboot will begin four years after the events of 24’s final season, which aired during the ’09-10 season.

'Hawaii Five-0' casts Tom Berenger as Danny's father -- EXCLUSIVE

We already knew that Danno’s mom was going to make a trip to the island but get ready for a full family reunion on Hawaii Five-0!

EW has learned exclusively that Tom Berenger is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS cop drama, playing none other than Danno’s ex-firefighter father!

He will appear alongside Melanie Griffith, who, as previously announced, will play Danny’s mom in three episodes airing in 2014. Berenger is set to appear alongside Griffith in the last of those three.
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'Arrow' casts 'Prison Break' alum Robert Knepper as DC supervillain

It’s a big day for Robert Knepper.

On the heels of news that the Prison Break alum has been tapped for the next Hunger Games film, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Knepper is set to play William Tockman, better known as the Clock King, in an upcoming episode of CW’s Arrow.

Knepper, who is currently appearing on TNT’s Mob City, is only set to guest star in the 14th episode of the current season as the supervillain, who is known for his intelligence and precision. It is not out of the show’s nature, however, to bring back villains for repeat performances (see: Seth Gabel’s Vertigo and John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn). TVLine first reported the casting.

Arrow‘s mid-season finale airs Wednesday night on the CW.

'Once Upon a Time' casts Rapunzel

Originals alum Alexandra Metz is ready to let her hair down.

EW has confirmed that Once Upon a Time has nabbed Metz to play Rapunzel in the 14th episode of the current season. TVLine first reported the casting.

As with most characters introduced in the Once-verse, Metz is currently set for one appearance, but there’s a chance she could return in the future.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC and is recapped weekly here on EW.

'Beauty and the Beast' casts Tom Everett Scott for intense recurring role -- EXCLUSIVE

Beauty and the Beast will have a new recurring face in the new year…and it’s Tom Everett Scott!

EW has learned exclusively that Scott has landed a recurring role on the CW series, playing a character named Sam, a brilliant archaeologist with a short fuse who is described as someone “who can be charming on one hand and maniac on the other.”

Sam’s backstory will be revealed in his first appearance, set for episode 12 and airing in 2014, and continue to unravel as he crosses paths with Kat, Vincent and Co. But what we can share is that he’s been in isolation for many years — something that may not be of his own doing — and his experience has changed him. Hmm…

Scott last appeared on television in TNT’s Southland, which concluded this year.

Beauty and the Beast airs Mondays on the CW.

Bret Michaels to perform on....'Revolution'?! -- EXCLUSIVE

How would Bret Michaels fare in a post-apocalyptic world? We’re about to find out.

EW has learned exclusively that the singer is set to appear on NBC’s drama Revolution, where he will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself.

But which character will come face-to-face with the Poison frontman? You’ll have to wait to see, but we’re told Micheals will be performing an acoustic version (…because, you know, there’s no power) of his band’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in the episode, set to air in 2014.

“Bret is truly a great guy. I’m a huge fan of his music and I’m thrilled he’s appearing on Revolution,” creator Eric Kripke said in a statement.

Just last week, Revolution wrapped up its fall season with an action-packed episode that saw a major return and a heartbreaking departure. It returns in January for a new batch of episodes.

Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC. 

Amy Brenneman joins The CW's 'Reign' as Mary's mother

It looks like France needs to prepare for a Scottish invasion. Mary’s mother is on her way!

Amy Brenneman took to Twitter to announce that she will be playing Marie de Guise in Reign, the hit CW series. At this point, we don’t know much about Mary Queen of Scot’s mommy dearest, other than the fact that Mary writes to her and/or is “pretending” to write to her in order to fool the Queen of France, a.k.a. the woman desperate to keep Mary from marrying her son.

But there is one thing that’s certain: If Mary gets her spunk from her mama, then we suggest Queen Catherine watch her back. Read Brenneman’s tweet below:
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Katrina Law joins 'Arrow' as Nyssa al Ghul

As if one of Ra’s al Ghul best trainees isn’t enough of a handful, it looks like another powerful female is headed to Starling City.

EW has confirmed that Spartacus alum Katrina Law will be joining the Arrow cast as Nyssa al Ghul, yet another member of the League of Assassins who arrives in Starling City looking for fellow Assassin Sara Lance, otherwise known as The Black Canary. The news was first reported by TV Guide.

Based on the comics, fans know Nyssa as Ra’s al Ghul’s love child from his travels through Russia, which means she’s the half-sister of Talia al Ghul, who we’ve yet to meet … unless, of course, Isabel Rochev isn’t who she says she is. After all, she does speak some pretty impressive Russian.

Law will make her entrance in episode 13 of Arrow‘s second season.

Fred Armisen to guest on Rebel Wilson's 'Super Fun Night'

This Super Fun Night casting is, frankly, super fun.

EW has learned exclusively that Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen has signed up to guest star in an upcoming episode of Rebel Wilson sitcom Super Fun Night. The Portlandia star will reportedly play a character named Brian Headfoot, the exasperated head of HR at the law firm where Wilson’s Kimmie works. In the episode, his character is called in to broker a truce between feuding Kimmie and Kendall (Kate Jenkinson).

The episode is set to air early 2014 on ABC.

Armisen is not the first SNL alum to guest on the Wednesday night comedy. Just this week, Molly Shannon appeared on the show as a relationship guru nicknamed “The Love Lioness.”

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