TVLine Items: Mistresses Adds Penelope Ann Miller, Rob Thomas Finds His Voice and More!

Penelope Ann Miller MistressesPenelope Ann Miller (Men of a Certain Age) has nabbed a recurring role on ABC’s upcoming sudser Mistresses.

As reported by, she joins the racy drama — which is based on the British series by the same name — as a woman who has no idea Yunjin Kim’s character was romantically involved with her late husband.

RELATED | Jason George, Brett Tucker Join ABC’s Mistresses

Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes (Work It) and newcomer Jes Macallan also co-star on Mistresses, which is slated to bow in summer 2013.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas will act as adviser to Cee-Lo Green’s team in the upcoming third season of The Voice. He joins previously announced “helpers” Michael Bublé (Team Blake Shelton) and Mary J. Blige (Team Adam Levine). Team Christina Aguilera is thus far adviser-less.

RELATED | NBC Bosses Talk The Voice Season 3

• John Stewart and Stephen Colbert have extended their respective contracts with Comedy Central. The deal will keep the former at the helm of The Daily Show through mid-2015, while Colbert’s new agreement is good through the end of 2014.

• Syfy has set air dates for two new TV-movies in its “Most Dangerous Night” franchise. Boogeyman, starring Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) and Emma Samms (General Hospital), will bow Aug. 11, while Haunted High, with Charisma Carpenter (The Lying Game), Danny Trejo (Machete) and M.C. Gainey (Lost), will premiere Aug. 25. (You can read more about Haunted High here.)

• Oxygen has picked up a 10-episode docu-series starring Extra co-host/Dancing With the Stars alumna Maria Menounos, Deadline reports.

• Californication‘s Jason Beghe has joined the cast of NBC’s fall firefighter drama Chicago Fire. Per The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play a dangerous detective hellbent on protecting his delinquent son.

• Lifetime has given the green light to Cinnamon Girl, a drama pilot created by big-screen star Renee Zellweger and Warrior‘s Anthony Tambakis. The coming-of-age tale centers on four girls living in Los Angeles during the cultural revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Comments (9)

  • Did anyone else click through this article thinking that writer Rob Thomas had a new project coming, and then was suddenly disappointed?

    Comment by J – July 25, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

      TV nerds unite!

      Comment by Tricia – July 25, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • haha YES! where’s that Veronica Mars movie?

      Comment by ZmaX – July 25, 2012 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The Veronica Mars movie might not happen but I would love a proper ending. One final 13 episode season CW :))

        Comment by JC – July 26, 2012 04:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have been DYING to see Rob Thomas as a mentor on one of these shows so this news made me so happy! I thought Idol should have done it years ago but considering I stopped watching and love The Voice so much more I am THRILLED. He will be fantastic. He is an amazing songwriter, performer, and as far as I’m concerned has one of the best damn voices around.

    Comment by Deena – July 25, 2012 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maria Menounos is really playing up her 15 minutes. Guess she learned how by all the C/D-listers she interviews on Extra

    Comment by Regina – July 25, 2012 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for more Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert! This news makes me happy. Also, it had to be singer Rob Thomas since The Voice is a singing competition. Although, I would be super excited to learn about show creator Rob Thomas getting a new project going.

    Comment by Raven_Moon – July 25, 2012 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oxygen doesn’t have a very good track record with celeb reality series.

    Comment by jared – July 25, 2012 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ohhh that’s a scary ass pic of that woman.

    Excited about Mary J Blige’s stint on the Voice. I’ve been loving her lately.

    Comment by Mark – July 25, 2012 10:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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