TVLine Items: Fringe Vet Sees Mob Doctor, 90210 Alum to Lying Game, New Voice Adviser and More
Fringe vet Kevin Corrigan has been tapped to join Fox’s new fall drama, The Mob Doctor.
The actor — who has played the mysterious Sam Weiss in multiple episodes of the network’s sci-fi series — will playthe recurring character Titus Amato, a clean-cut member of a South Chicago crime family, EW.com reports. Corrigan’s TV credits also include Grounded for Life and Community (as “Professor Professorson”/Garrity).
In turn, Oz alum Terry Kinney will recur as Titus’ brother Salvatore, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Amatos have an association with the mob boss (played by William Forsythe) to whom Jordana Spiro’s titular doc ultimately owes a huge debt.
The Mob Doctor premieres Monday, Sept. 17 at 9/8c.
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• Mary J. Blige has joined Season 3 of The Voice (premiering Sept. 10) as the adviser for Adam Levine’s team, Rolling Stone reports. She joins previously announced adviser Michael Buble, who’ll assist coach Blake Shelton. (Christina and Cee-Lo, you remain on the clock….)
• TNT is setting sail with The Last Ship, an action/drama pilot from big-screen producer Michael Bay and based on the novel by William Brinkley. The project concerns a Navy destroyer crew that faces a new existence when a pandemic destroys most of Earth’s population.
• According to TVByTheNumbers, Leverage‘s Season 5 premiere on Sunday night drew 3.39 million total viewers while scoring a 0.8 demo rating. (Last summer’s premiere did 3.42 mil/1.0.)
• Bonnie Franklin (One Day at a Time) will guest-star on The Young and the Restless this August as a nun who interacts with Victor, per EW.com.
• CMT has given the green light to four new series: Redneck Intervention, in which reformed rednecks are confronted by loved ones who believe they should return to their country roots; Chainsaw Gang, a docu-series about the folks who make “art” out of the aforementioned tools; Full Metal Racket, a reality show about the family who runs Kentucky’s Knob Creek Gun Range; and Rock Raiders, which follows two men searching the nation for the music memorabilia.
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