TVLine Items: Melanie Griffith Eyes Raising Hope Role, Roughness Adds GH Vet and More!

Melanie Griffith Raising HopeRaising Hope is thisclose to nabbing one hot mama.

Melanie Griffith is in final talks to play the mother of Sabrina (portrayed by Shannon Woodward) on the hit Fox comedy, E! Online reports. While the deal isn’t done just yet, the site hears the Working Girl would appear in multiple episodes during Season 3, which debuts Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8/7c.

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Griffith most recently starred in the ill-fated American Housewife, a drama pilot for Lifetime executive-produced by her husband Antonio Banderas.

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• General Hospital alumna Tamara Braun is headed to Necessary Roughness as Dr. Dani’s little sis, reports. The suds vet will first appear in Episode 14 of the USA Network drama’s current second season, the second half of which is slated to bow next year.

ABC has pulled its Fred Willard-hosted improv summer series Trust Me With Your Life, replacing it with reruns of Wipeout. The cancellation, which likely stems from a drop in ratings, comes two weeks after the veteran funnyman was arrested for lewd conduct and consequently dropped from his PBS series Market Warriors.

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Jay Karnes (The Shield) has booked a recurring role on ABC’s new fall drama Last Resort, reports, playing the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Andre Braugher/Scott Speedman-starrer premieres Thursday, Sept. 27.

Canadian actor Michael Rowe will play DC Universe baddie Deadshot in an episode of The CW’s Arrow this fall, per TV Guide Magazine. The new superhero series launches Wednesday, Oct. 10.

NBC’s new fall drama Revolution (premiering Monday, Sept. 17) has cast Derek Webster (Harry’s Law, Damages) in a recurring role. Per, he’ll play a rebel leader who clashes with Billy Burke’s leading man Miles.

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Comments (6)

  • Yay Raising Hope scoop. With what we know of Sabrina’s family Griffith seems like a good fit.

    Comment by portiaslegacy – July 31, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for Tamara Braun – she’ll be great!

    Comment by Traditions – July 31, 2012 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to see Tamara Braun on Necessary Roughness!!!!!

    Comment by Kira – July 31, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Melanie Griffith — I would enjoy her in Raising Hope….she needs to lay off the plastic surgery though!!

    Comment by ceebee – July 31, 2012 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ooo Deadshot is coming on? Who else might drop by? (Aside from Black Canary.).
    Would have been so smart to do a Justice League show.

    Comment by Danielle H – July 31, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It wasn’t Fred Willard’s fault about the ratings, the show just sucked.

    Comment by Bobby Milford – July 31, 2012 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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