TVLine Items: Scandal Grabs Gilmore Alum, Pretty Little Stud to Play Once Prince and More!

Scandal Gregg HenryNothing Scandal-ous about it: ABC’s addictive drama has added a pair of recurring players to its Season 2 roster.

Gilmore Girls/Hung alum Gregg Henry — who can currently be seen on ABC’s Bunheads — joins the series’ sophomore run as Jackson, a wealthy Southerner who’s harmless… until you cross him. Jillian Armenante (Judging Amy), meanwhile, has been tapped to play a woman named Lucas who is described as “smart, well-spoken and brash.”

Deadine first reported the castings.

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Other changes ahead in Scandal‘s second season (which bows Sept. 27) include the exit of Henry Ian Cusick and a series regular bump for Joshua Malina.

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• Pretty Little Liars’ Julian Morris will guest-star in Season 2 of Once Upon a Time as Prince Phillip, the Royal on a quest to awaken Sleeping Beauty (played by Sarah Bolger), EW.com reports. The fantastical drama’s second season launches Sept. 30.

 Griffin Gluck, who plays Private Practice‘s young Mason, will continue as a series regular this season, having been promoted from recurring status during Season 5.

Team Christina Aguilera has found its adviser. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will assist the pop star’s group during Season 3 of The Voice. He joins previously announced “helpers” Michael Bublé (Team Blake Shelton), Rob Thomas (Team Cee-Lo Green) and Mary J. Blige (Team Adam Levine).

It’s official: Former General Hospital showrunner Jill Farren Phelps has been named executive producer of The Young and The Restless. She replaces ousted EP Maria Arena Bell. (Daytime Confidential first reported then news.)

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Ivan Sergei (Charmed) has booked a recurring role in Season 5 of The Mentalist, EW.com reports, playing a “good-guy” fed.

Comedy Central has given the green light to D-Raw, a sketch comedy series exec-produced by big-screen funnyman Chris Rock and starring comedian Deshawn Raw, Deadline reports.

Bravo has renewed its Kathy Griffin-hosted talk show, Kathy, for a second season.

CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell has been named new co-host of CBS This Morning. She replaces Erica Hill, who is said to be in discussions regarding a new role with the news program.

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Comments (10)

  • Wow. There goes The Young & The Restless.

    Comment by Renee – July 27, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep. What’ll she do first? Hire Megan McTavish to write a story about aliens who poison pancakes?

      Comment by BTM – July 27, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly. :-( Can she not just retire into obscuity and stop screwing up good shows?

      Comment by Kvivik – July 27, 2012 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just when you thought Y&R couldn’t get more unwatchable, they find a way to prove you wrong. There are very few places that reward failure more than daytime television.

    Comment by pecola – July 27, 2012 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope all you Y&R fans are ready to say goodbye I what (little) quality that show has left.

    Comment by Rrrrrr – July 27, 2012 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • a woman called lucas in scandal?

    Comment by Kevin – July 27, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t like GH under Phelps control but I like Hollywood Heights.

    Comment by Mick – July 27, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gregg Henry is turning up all over lately. He was good on White Collar, and he’s pretty funny on Bunheads.

    Comment by Templar – July 27, 2012 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I may be having a full on breakdown of how perfect Julian Morris is as Prince Phillip.

    Comment by Amanda – July 27, 2012 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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