Swedish actress Helena Mattsson — who once had a brief run on ABC’s Desperate Housewives – has landed the role of Cassandra, a “sophisticated political figure” with past emotional ties to Michael, TVGuide.com reports. The duo will reconnect when the rogue Division agent must rescue Cassandra from danger.
Season 2 of Nikita launches Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c.
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• Raise your hand if you’re starting to suffer from Two and a Half Men information overload. Us, too. And yet here’s more intel on the heretofore top-secret new season: Courtney Thorne-Smith is set to reprise her role as Alan’s ex-girlfriend, Lyndsey, in several episodes, EW.com reports.
• The Voice judge Cee Lo Green will put in a cameo during Season 3 of Parenthood. Playing himself, he will record a song at a studio now owned by Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard), E! Online reports. The NBC family drama returns Tuesday, Sept. 13.
• Mekhi Phifer and Cheech Marin will drop by USA Network’s Psych when it (finally!) returns this fall. According to TVGuide.com, the Torchwood: Miracle Day star will play Drake, a member of Gus’ (Dule Hill) college a capella group, Blackapella, which reunites to perform at a ceremony in honor of their childhood mentor (played by Marin). Psych premieres Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10/9c.
• Jason Priestly has landed a role in A&E’s miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s Bag of Bones. Per EW.com, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum — who recently joined the cast of Syfy’s Haven — will play literary agent to Pierce Brosnan’s recuperating novelist.
• BBC One has ordered a third season of the Idris Elba-starring Luther, indieWIRE reports. Season 2 of the cop drama has yet to debut stateside on BBC America.
• AMC is said to be mulling a talk show pilot (à la Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live) to air after each of their dramas, including Mad Men and The Walking Dead, Vulture reports. Web Soup emcee Chris Hardwick is in the running to host the project.
• truTV has ordered 13 additional episodes of its hit new reality series, South Beach Tow, slated to air in early 2012.
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