TVLine Items: Nikita Casts Sexy 'Mikita' Foe, Two and a Half Men and Psych Scoop, and More

Avert your eyes, “Mikita” fans! A beautiful blonde is set to infiltrate Season 2 of The CW’s Nikita, and she just might have the power to wreak havoc on the show’s kickass couple.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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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  1. David says:

    I hope AMC does the talk shows. Mad Men & Breaking Bad are my #1 and #2 show.

  2. ScrubsGuy says:

    That Psych scoop seems confusing. Blackapella had 4 members which have already been established – who’s this new guy “Drake”?

    • Heather says:

      That’s what I was thinking! Maybe it was an on-going group, but that was not how it seemed in that episode. And let’s be honest, it’s not like Urkel’s really busy right now (sorry, 1 episode of House & a Cee-Lo video do not a comeback make). Keep it consistent, producers! We appreciators of delicious flavors are paying attention!

  3. Pam says:

    I enjoy Psych but may have to skip the Mekhi Pfifer episodes.

    But I will watch anything with Idris Elba so Yay! for a third series.

  4. Lisa says:

    Someone would have to pay me a whole lotta money to watch Nikita.

  5. olle says:

    Yay love thorne-smith, fun to have you back :D:D

  6. kevin says:

    Can’t wait for Cee Lo Green’s appearance on PARENTHOOD. Guess Blake Shelton or Ben Folds or perhaps Shawn Stockman (both from SING-OFF) could possibly be next.

  7. DL says:

    Yes, more Luther! Elba is so good in that. I wish Ruth Wilson (“Alice”) would also get props for being completely amazing in it. She’s like the answer to Michael C. Hall as Dexter. You don’t know why you love her but you do, even though she is who she is.

  8. Lina says:

    I’m glad it’s not just me! I keep hearing about Two and a Half Men and it all sounds so pathetic and completely stupid. I hate the direction the show is taking, I can’t stand Ashton Kutcher (he cannot act!) and it’s as if they are trying too hard to convince everyone that the show can go on and be just as good without Charlie Sheen and we all know that is not the case!

    I find Chuck Lorre to be a contemptible little whiner! Here he has a hit show with a cast loaded with chemistry and he decimates it because he doesn’t like the star. Get over it! So, Sheen doesn’t like Lorre – how many people like their bosses? And Lorre was all over Sheen with those comments Lorre kept making on his vanity cards and yet Sheen was supposed to take it and not dish it out? Lorre is a wuss. And an ingrate! Doesn’t he understand how many people would kill for the money and opportunity he had with Men?

    UGH! I wish they had just cancelled the show! On the bright side, I’m glad I’m not spending millions of dollars to advertise on a flop!

  9. Laney says:

    A new girl. Michael’s ex? Should be interesting