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TVLine Items: Teri Polo's Criminal Mind, Spooky New Walking Dead Video and More!

Fresh from her run on ABC’s short-lived Man Up, Teri Polo is zagging in a very different direction, with a guest-starring role on CBS’ Criminal Minds.

TVLine has learned that the actress — best known from the Meet the Parents movies — will appear in an upcoming episode as a former high school history teacher who was sent to jail after molesting one of her students. Now out of prison, “Miss Hallman” is on a mission to reunite with her young “lover” — and will kill anyone who gets in her way. Criminal Minds resumes its season this Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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The Walking Dead‘s second season resumes Sunday, Feb. 12, and with it come some mysterious new faces. Take a peek at the preview at the end of this post, and then hit the comments with your best guesses as to who the two men might be.

• Look out, Lindsay Lohan. E! Online confirms that big-screen starlet Megan Fox is also in talks to portray the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s upcoming original film, Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story.

Signy Coleman will reprise her role on The Young and the Restless as Victor’s late wife, Hope, per Soap Opera Digest. Her episode is slated to air Feb. 17.

• True Blood alum Grant Bowler has landed the lead in Syfy’s new drama series, Defiance. The live-action drama is set in a future where humans and aliens coexist on a war-ravaged Earth, with Bowler playing a burgeoning town’s Chief Lawkeeper.

Detroit 1-8-7 alumna Megan Dodds has booked a multi-ep arc on CSI: NY, TVGuide.com reports, playing Christine, a new love interest for Mac.

• Loretta Devine has joined the cast of Lifetime’s upcoming series adaptation of The Client List. Per Deadline, the Grey’s Anatomy vet will play the owner of the “massage parlor” that’s run by Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character.

• The 66th annual Tony Awards will air live Sunday, June 10 at 8/7c on CBS.

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7 Comments
  1. RainaW says:

    Awesome Walking Dead promo!

  2. Hmmm, why would they think they are dead and what were they up to when they thought that they were dead???? Can’t wait to see this ;)

  3. jonathon says:

    good to see a walking dead scene. february 12th better get here soon my favorite show on t.v. has been off the air for far too long!

  4. Danielle H says:

    Could they pick anymore people that will taint Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy? Poor woman. Can’t we just let it be?

    • Amber says:

      Agreed. I know Lifetime isn’t exactly known for high-quality television, but they are choosing some pretty skanky public personalities to play a very classy lady.

  5. Jack says:

    The walking dead preview isn’t there said violated youtube’s terms of service.

  6. Danielle says:

    Well I’ll be damned.. I knew I recognized the skinny guy in the Walking Dead promo..It’s Rene/ Drew Marshall from the first season of Trueblood! & Judging by how awesome he is in playing nuts, I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do in this show!

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