Remember that White Collar villain teased in Ask Ausiello a few weeks back? Well, the USA Network dramedy has found said baddie, and it’s none other than Bon Temps’ most popular werewolf.
True Blood‘s shirtless wonder Joe Manganiello has landed a guest-starring spot on Collar as a just-released former conman who “brings trouble to the Burke neighborhood when he moves in across the street from Peter and Elizabeth,” EW.com reports. The actor’s episode will air in the second half of the season, which launches in January.
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• Emmy-winning director Jack Bender will reunite with his former Lost cronies J.J. Abrams, Liz Sarnoff, Bryan Burk and Jorge Garcia over on Fox’s upcoming thriller Alcatraz as — you guessed it — the show’s go-to director, per Deadline.
• Comedy Central has given the go-ahead to two new series for the 2012 TV season: The eponymous Nick Kroll Show, starring The League funnyman; and an untitled sketch-comedy show with Keegan-Michael Key (MadTV) and Jordan Peele (Little Fockers).
• NBC has found a Salt Lake City home for The Playboy Club after all. After an NBC affiliate in Utah’s capital decided against airing the series this fall on moral grounds, TV Guide Magazine confirms that My Network TV has agreed to carry it.
• Nickelodeon has renewed kiddie soap House of Anubis for a 45-episode second season, set to bow in 2012.
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