TVLine Items: Nikita Newbie Promoted, CSI: NY Collars House Alum, OLTL Scoop and More!

Oversight Agent Sean Pierce is here to stay!

Nikita‘s newest addition, Dillon Casey — who joined The CW drama in last week’s Season 2 premiere — has been promoted from recurring player to series regular, our sister site Deadline reports. Guess this means he’ll have plenty of time to fall head over heels for Alex — and vice-versa.

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• CSI: NY has tapped House alum Michael Weston to play a former crime lab agent who once worked with Jo (Sela Ward) in Washington, per His episode will air Nov. 18.

• Gillian Vigman (The Hangover) will recur on ABC’s new comedy Suburgatory as the wife of Alan Tudyk’s ‘burbs dad, per

• Comedy Central Roast regular Lisa Lampanelli will appear on an upcoming episode of NBC’s Whitney, Vulture reports. She’ll play the manager of a dog pound who decides if the titular leading lady and her boyfriend Chris (Chris D’Elia) are suitable pet parents.

One Life to Live actor Sean Ringgold (Shaun) has signed on to join four of his co-stars — Erika Slezak included — on Prospect Park’s web version of the soap, per Soap Opera Network. OLTL ends its run on ABC in January and, if all goes as planned, will immediately relaunch on the new Online Network.

• NBC has purchased a Western pilot from Sean Hayes’ (Will & Grace) production company, Deadline reports. The untitled project is set in the 1880s and centers on “a young, eccentric East Coast doctor of mental disorders who moves to a primitive Western town at the foot of the Colorado Rockies.”

• Turner Classic Movies has announced that Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers and singer-songwriter Chris Isaak will each host the network’s primetime lineup during the first two weeks of October, while regular host Robert Osborne is on a break (until Dec. 1).

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Comments (6)

  • The new show from Sean Hayes sounds like Dr Quinn: Psychiatrist Woman.

    Comment by Mena – September 29, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would have said “Western Exposure.”

      Comment by Simon Jester – September 29, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool! He has chemistry with Alex!

    Comment by Jake – September 29, 2011 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! More hotties on Nikita.

    Comment by Robdaily – September 29, 2011 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was hoping Devon Sawa would be upped to series regular status but I guess we’ll have to settle for this guy.

    Comment by Dean – September 29, 2011 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree with @Dean. Not really interested in this character, i would definitely prefer Devon Sawa to become a series regular.

      Comment by Erin – September 30, 2011 04:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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