TVLine Items: Up All Night Finds a Best Friend, Haven Season 3 Scoop and More!

Up All Night Luka JonesNBC’s Best Friends Forever may be gone, well… forever, but its male lead Luka Jones has found a new group of pals over on Up All Night.

Per, the actor — whose résumé essentially consists of the aforementioned axed series and an episode of How I Met Your Mother — is joining Season 2 of the heartwarming comedy as a series regular.

Jones will play the über-laid back Scott, the younger brother of Christina Applegate’s Reagan who, after going through a divorce, comes to town with his unruly 5-year-old son.

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Up All Night‘s second season debuts Thursday, Sept. 20.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish?

• Pretty Little Liars dad Nolan North and Farscape vet Claudia Black will guest-star in the upcoming third season of Haven. North will appear in Episode 11 as a man who awakes with memory loss and discovers that everyone in town has fallen into a deep sleep. Black, meanwhile, drops by a two-part episode titled “Magic Hour” as a murderous woman. Season 3 of the Syfy series launches Sept. 21 at 10/9c.

Jamie Chung (The Hangover II) has been charged with bringing legendary Chinese warrior Mulan to Once Upon a Time in Season 2. Per, the character — who will recur this season — is described as having a “spirituality that enhances her tactical and strategic abilities.”

Ousted Real Housewife Jill Zarin took to her blog Thursday to announce her new position as a special correspondent on ABC’s Good Afternoon America, which premieres July 9.

RELATED | Up All Night Boss Talks Season 2 Baby Dilemma

Nickelodeon will premiere its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot on Saturday, Sept. 29, per

Press PLAY below for a sneak peek at Jerry Seinfeld’s bound-to-be-funny new web series for Crackle, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which premieres Thursday, July 19.

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  1. Jess says:

    Claudia Black in Haven?! I think I may die of happiness.

  2. It’s worth noting that both Nolan North and Claudia Black play main characters in the Uncharted series of video games alongside Emily Rose, which makes this bit of news a fanboy’s dream come true.

  3. Tricia says:

    Oh hey Jerry, way to rip off Adam Pally.

  4. Chelsea Anne says:

    LOVE the Up All Night news – was so sad when Best Friends Forever ended. Glad that Luka Jones has found a new home on NBC. Awesome casting.

  5. BatHobbit says:

    OK I am so psyched for the Uncharted reunion on Haven. I liked the show already in an “if it’s on I’ll watch kinda way” now I am beyond excited for it to come back.

  6. wordsmith says:

    Mulan in OUAT? Way to bury the lead…

  7. shahendr says:

    Ha! We’re getting a little Uncharted reunion on Haven. THAT is awesome.

  8. A says:

    Why is OUAT using Disney fairytales? Who’s next Pocahontas?

    • wordsmith says:

      OUAT is on ABC, ABC is Disney. The fact that they included Jafar or Pongo the Dalmatian or copied Belle’s costume from Beauty and the Beast almost exactly is pretty much a dead giveaway. At least they’re including a few non-Disney characters, like Red Riding Hood.

  9. tvdiva says:

    Very excited to hear that Claudia Black is back in front of the camera. Lately she has been doing all voice work for animated films and video games.

  10. Gilda says:

    I’m excited to hear the Mulan news, although it does seem like they’re cast is becoming pretty Disney princess heavy. I want to see them, definetly, but I’ll have my fingers crossed for casting of Peter Pan or something like that too. Too many Disney princess could get repetitive, but I have faith in the writers ability to keep things fresh.