TVLine Items: Jason George Off to Castle, Buffy Gets Psych'd, and Other TV News to Know

Off the Map‘s Jason George is taking a break from saving lives in the jungle to help solve crime on ABC’s Castle.

George will play an entrepreneur whom Beckett and Castle meet during their upcoming trip to Los Angeles to investigate a murder, says As TVLine first reported, Prison Break alum Dominic Purcell also appears in the episode as a Hollywood businessman with a connection to the big case.

Off The Map airs its first season finale on April 6.

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• The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson, is dropping by Psych for a fun episode this summer, says As a nod to her supernatural past, Swanson will play “a beautiful and mysterious woman” that Shawn and Gus suspect of killing a man “vampire-style.”

• Funnyman Zach Galifianakis has inked a deal with HBO, says Deadline, and his first project under the new pact is mockumentary-style comedy fronted by lesser-known comedian Brody Stevens. Galifianakis already has a close relationship with the cable giant, having co-starred on their series Bored to Death.

• Judd Hirsch (Taxi, Numb3rs) has joined the Season 4 cast of Damages, says The veteran actor is set to play Patty’s former mentor, who now spends a majority of his time “at the bottom of a bottle.” Damages‘ new season premieres in July, exclusively on DirecTV.

• Syfy has unveiled their super-sized 2011 lineup, and it includes the July premiere of their new scripted drama Alphas plus three new reality series (Haunted Collector, Legend Quest and Paranormal Witness). The network also has more than a dozen other projects in development, including the Battlestar prequel Blood & Chrome, a Lee Majors-starring Me and Lee, more ghost hunting via In the Dark, and the rocker-reality series Culture Shock with Tommy Lee, to name a few. Controversial photographer Tyler Shields also has his own self-titled docu-series in the works, produced by Heroes alum Zachary Quinto, while spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra will serve up the reality show Dinner with Deepak.

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  1. Scott says:

    What about Eureka and Warehouse 13?

  2. sashay says:

    Puh-lease, don’t mention Buffy and Kristy Swanson in the same sentence. I thought you were saying something about SMG making a guest appearance on the show. Those of us that had the misfortune of watching the movie after becoming fans of the TV show, were horrified by her mis-acting, not to mention how the producers messed with Joss script and vision.

    • jaded_jess82 says:

      they got me with that bs too. nice way to use and abuse the Buffy fandom

    • Brenda says:

      Well, it’s your own fault sashay that you didn’t watch it before the tv series. It’s so campy, and hysterical to watch. I can’t wait to see her on Psych. I was surprised that it was her instead of SMG, but I think it’s a great fit for Psych.

      • Tom says:

        Don’t defend them, the movie might have come first, but that is not what everyone thinks of when you say Buffy

    • Joe says:

      Don’t cry because you don’t like the real Buffy.

  3. sashay says:

    Puh-lese, don’t mention Buffy and Kristy Swanson in the same headline. I thought you were talking about SMG making a guest appearance on the show, not that hack. Just another reason to not bother checking out Psyched.

  4. Stephen says:

    What, Zachary Quinto is alive? I tought that dude died twice at least, he has another life? Damm, one lucky guy.

  5. Kelly says:

    I love Psych! I am looking forward to the new season.

  6. Laura says:

    So why the picture of Isiah?

  7. Aushole from way back says:

    That is not a picture of Isiah. It is a picture of the sexy Jason George will be guest starring on Castle.