TVLine Items: CSI: NY Recast, Men at Work Scoop, 90210 Nabs Denise Richards and More!

CSI: NY RecastCSI: NY is giving little Lucy Messer a rather extreme makeover.

Brooklyn Silzer — who currently plays Patrick and Robin’s daughter on General Hospital — has been tapped to take over the role of Danny and Lindsay’s daughter in Season 9 of the CBS drama, TVGuide.com reports.

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The child actor — who first appears in Episode 4 of the upcoming season — replaces twins Nadia and Talia Hartounian.

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

• TVLine has learned exclusively that Maz Jobrani (Better Off Ted) will appear in Season 2 of Men at Work as the owner of a Lebanese chicken restaurant who befriends James Lesure’s Gibbs.

• Denise Richards will guest-star in the 100th episode of 90210 this fall, per EW.com, playing a West Bev alum-turned-socialite mean girl.

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• ABC Family has given the green light to two new pilots: the Jennifer Lopez-produced The Fosters, which follows a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms; and Socio, a Dexter-eqsue drama about an alleged teenage sociopath.

• Fox’s new fall drama The Mob Doctor has landed TV vet Timothy Busfield (The West Wing) for a guest spot, TVGuide.com reports. He drops by as a dirty congressman.

• Lori Petty (Tank Girl) will appear in a Season 3 episode of Shameless. Per TVGuide.com, she’ll play a woman who meets Fiona and Steve while searching for her lost daughter.

• In shameless self promotion news… I recently took part in HuffPost TV’s critics series, in which a group of 20 or so reporters named the season’s best new comedy and new drama, as well as our most anticipated returning series and the star we’re most excited to see. I’ve linked each video to the categories above, so click away for my picks!

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