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TVLine Items: Gilmore Creator's New Series Adds Another Alum, Supernatural Sneak Peek & More

Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s new ABC Family dance drama Bunheads is dipping into the Gilmore Girls casting pool again, this time bringing on the man behind Logan Huntzberger’s big bad dad, Mitchum.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Gregg Henry has joined the series in the recurring role of Rico, a fiftysomething surfer dude who owns a local restaurant.

Bunheads centers on a Las Vegas showgirl (played by Tony winner Sutton Foster) who gets married and moves to the quiet coastal town her hubby calls home. There, she finds work at a dance school run by her mother-in-law, who, not coincidentally, is played by another Gilmore alumna, Kelly Bishop.

The new series premieres Monday, June 11 at 9/8c, with Henry making his debut in Episode 2.

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• A spokesperson for the studio that produces Downton Abbey calls a tabloid newspaper report that Maggie Smith has begged off the acclaimed drama “complete nonsense.”

* Alec Baldwin has clarified a recent comment he made about “leaving NBC just in time,” saying that he expects his 30 Rock run to end after next season, at which time he anticipates the sitcom will sign off as well.

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• Ryan Seacrest has been named host of Fox’s star-studded 25th Anniversary Special, airing Sunday, April 22.

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