TVLine Items: Walking Dead Adds Good Wife Alum, Sons Promo Touts Jax Vs. Clay and More

Walking DeadDallas Roberts — who last season portrayed Juliana Margulies’ brother on The Good Wife — has joined The Walking Dead.

The actor will play the right-hand man of David Morrissey’s big, scary Governor, reports.

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Roberts’ character Milton “is the details guy,” executive producer Robert Kirkman tells the site. “He’s the guy … who is monitoring all situations and is trying to help the Governor make sense of this world that they’re living in. He’s not exactly a scientist, but he’s a smart guy that is trying to find out how zombies behave.”

Roberts’ other TV credits include the short-lived Rubicon and The L Word.

Walking Dead‘s third season debuts Sunday, Oct. 14 on AMC.

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

• Want a taste of just how icy and dicey things will be between Jax and Clay when Sons of Anarchy resumes this fall? Look no further than the following promo featuring fresh new footage from Season 5 of the FX series, which launches Sept. 11.

Survivor alumni Michael Skupin, Russell Swan and Jonathan Penner are the three previous castaways — all of whom were medically evacuated in season’s past — returning to compete on the CBS series’ upcoming 25th cycle in the Philippines.

Nadia Bjorlin is headed back to Days of Our Lives. Per TV Guide Magazine, she’s slated to return to work as Chloe Lane in September. Her episodes, however, will not begin airing until Jan. 4, 2013.

Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital) will guest-star in Up All Night‘s second season, reports. He’ll play the annoying college roommate of Will Arnett’s Chris.

• Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston will direct an episode of The Office‘s upcoming ninth and final season. Dunder Mifflin vet Rainn Wilson first revealed the news, tweeting a photo of the two with the caption, “Free meth for The Office! (look who’s directing…).”

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Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital) has booked a guest spot in Fox’s new fall comedy Ben and Kate. He’ll drop in as the owner of the bar where Kate (Dakota Johnson) and BJ (Lucy Punch) work.

• Dick Van Dyke will receive the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement honor during the 19th Annual SAG Awards on Jan. 27, 2013.

• BBC America’s Copper on Sunday night premiered to 1.8 million total viewers across two airings, making it the channel’s highest-rated series launch ever.

• Sundance Channel has renewed its docu-series Push Girls for a second season, which will bow in 2013.

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  1. heather_kaye says:

    I am terrified to see what/how much of the Governor’s stuff they show. Terrified, I tell you.

    It’s going to be great.

  2. Mark says:

    Thanks for the Survivor spoiler without warning :(

    • ben says:

      You can’t come to a site like TVLine and not expect to see casting details, its one of their main things. Why is this different from saying who has been cast on any scripted tv show anyway? I wouldn’t really classify this as a spoiler, especially since Jeff himself said in the last season finale that three returnees would be previously medivaced people, which doesn’t exactly give you many options.

      • tripoli says:

        Mark has a point. Not everything on TVLine is related to spoilers, and when an article contains some, usually there is a heads up before hand so readers have an opportunity to steer clear if need be. Yes, we already knew that 3 players would be returning but not who. I for one would have preferred not to know until I watch the show, but alas, it’s out there now. I will give TVLine credit for being better than most about giving people a heads up before revealing major spoilers. Other sites don’t give a crap, TVLine seems to care a little about allowing readers a choice, without having to abandon visiting the site all together.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Cannot wait for Sons of Anarchy!!

  4. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I was just watching a movie last week that I swear I saw Dallas Roberts in, though I didn’t make the connection that it was him until just this second when I saw his picture. Was he in The Grey with Liam Neeson? (Not a movie, I recommend, by the way).

  5. Melissa says:

    Sons of Anarchy is one of my favorite shows ever! I cannot wait for season 5. Tig is after causing serious trouble for the club when he killed Damon Pope’s daughter and its gonna make great viewing. Also Clay is back in action and stirring it up. Only 3 weeks now so bring it on!