TVLine Items: Private Practice Gets Ready For a Wedding, and Other TV News to Know

Charlotte and Cooper’s wedding day is right around the corner, and the Private Practice Powers That Be are working overtime to make sure everything goes smoothly — right down to picking the perfect parents for the twosome. Heroes fans will be happy to hear that Christine Rose has been cast as Coop’s mom, while Mr. Freedman will be played by Ghostbusters‘ John Rothman, says TV Guide Magazine. Tess Harper (Silkwood) will play Charlotte’s mother/Big Daddy’s widow, Augusta, and all three parental units will be introduced in the ABC drama’s May 5 episode.

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Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum has scored a blind script commitment through a joint deal with Fox and 20th Century Fox Studios, Deadline reports. The actor, who recurs on the new Fox comedy Breaking In (premiering April 6) and will guest-star on Smallville‘s May 13 series finale, has dabbled in writing since vacating the role of Lex Luthor, even developing a sitcom for Syfy last year.

• In addition to Monday’s announcement that Emmy-winner Alan Alda would be a part of The Big C‘s second season, Showtime confirms that actor Hugh Dancy (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Claire Danes’ hubby) will recur on the series.

• Controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay has landed a recurring gig on Entourage‘s eighth and final season. Clay will play one of the characters on Johnny Drama’s new animated series, says The Hollywood Reporter.

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