TVLine Items: Person of Interest Nabs Amy Acker, Housewives Finale Casting News and More!
The Angel alumna has booked a guest spot in the CBS drama’s first season finale (airing May 17), TVGuide.com reports. Acker will play a psychologist who is put under Reese’s protection when her “number” comes up on The Machine.
Acker this season has also guest-starred on both Grimm and Once Upon a Time.
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• Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives, Revenge) and Dan Futterman (Judging Amy) have nabbed recurring roles in USA Network’s upcoming drama Political Animals, Deadline reports. The six-episode series (starring Sigourney Weaver and James Wolk) centers on a fractured First Family in the midst of a political and personal crisis. Futterman joins as a journalist and love interest for Carla Gugino’s character, while Bart will play the new president’s Chief of Staff and a major foe for Weaver’s Elaine.
• The answer: Newsman Anderson Cooper and Chris Matthews, Lewis Black (The Daily Show), Dr. Mehmet Oz and NBA great/recent New Girl guest Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The question: “Who will be competing in Jeopardy!’s Power Players Week, airing May 14-18?”
• Real-life astronaut Mike Massimino is set to return to The Big Bang Theory for its Season 5 finale (airing May 10), per TVGuide.com.
• Bravo has renewed its freshman docu-series Shahs of Sunset for a second season.
• FEARnet has renewed its first original scripted series Holliston for a second season.
• NBC has given the green light to White Elephant, a new game show from former Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel based on the holiday gift-swapping game. (See this Office clip for reference.) The game will consist of six contestants selecting one package from a pile of wrapped presents containing millions of dollars each… and then the swapping begins.
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