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Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) and Mykelti Williamson (24) — both alumi of the short-lived but critically acclaimed NBC cop drama — have been cast on the FX Western as Season 3′s big bads. According to EW.com, McDonough will recur as Quarles, a mobster who comes to town with nefarious aspirations, while Williamson will play Limehouse, a Harlan County denizen “who will do whatever it takes, legal or otherwise, to protect his holler.”
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• E!’s The Soup has teamed with The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun – as well as Mad Men’s Rich Sommer — on the pop culture-slaughterer’s biggest production to date, a short saga titled “Soup of The Walking Dead.” Take a peek at Part 1 of the zombiepocalypse below, and catch the full five-minute flick Friday at 10/9c.
• Fox’s dino-drama Terra Nova will wrap up its 13-hour run on Monday, December 19.
• Downton Abbey actress Rose Leslie has joined Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones in the pivotal role of Ygritte, “a Wildling woman that Jon Snow meets during during his adventures beyond the Wall,” per EW.com.
• Newcomer Megan Stevenson ($#*! My Dad Says) will play Zoe’s New York pal who pays an unexpected visit to Bluebell on Hart of Dixie, Zap2it reports. Meanwhile, Wes Brown (True Blood) is set to recur on The CW charmer as the town veterinarian — and another love interest for Rachel Bilson’s fish-out-of-water doc.
• The midseason ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, which counts among its cast Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek (playing himself), has similarly cast Hercules vet Kevin Sorbo and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman‘s Dean Cain as themselves, EW.com reports. In sepearte episodes, Sorbo will play a wedding date for Krysten Ritter’s Chloe, and Cain will play a rival of the Beek’s.
• Discovery has ordered a documentary on the late Apple creator Steve Jobs, titled Genius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, per EW.com. Mystbusters‘ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will host the one-hour special, airing Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8 pm.
• Oxygen’s Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood returns for its sixth season on Tuesday, November 29.
• Kanye West and Maroon 5 have been announced as performers on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Tuesday, Nov. 29 on CBS.
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