TVLine Items: Sons of Anarchy Adds Donal Logue, Knots Landing Vets to Dallas and More!

Sons of Anarchy Donal Logue Donal Logue is going to rev up some drama on Sons of Anarchy.

The Terriers alum will appear in the last three episodes of the gritty FX drama’s current fifth season, reports. He’ll play a skilled U.S. Marshal who is forced into retirement due to his violent nature.

Logue — whose other recent TV credits include Royal Pains and House — first announced his casting via Twitter, gushing that there is some “shockingly awesome stuff coming down [the] pike” on SOA.

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Dallas‘ second season will reunite Knots Landing vets Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark, TV Guide Magazine reports. The duo will reprise their roles as Gary and Valene — both of whom were introduced on Dallas, original flavor — in a three-episode arc.

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• Kevin Connolly is eying a return to TV — on the Eye Network. CBS is developing a family comedy starring the Entourage vet, Deadline reports. The project, titled I Love You Like a Brother, centers on the youngest of three brothers (Connolly) attempting to force his unconventional family to become closer.

• Mad Men may be Hawaii-bound. As reported by our sister site Deadline, stars Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare are headed to the tropical destination this weekend for a top-secret shoot to kick off the AMC drama’s sixth season.

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* Cinemax has announced a Jan. 11, 2013 premiere date for Banshee, its new Alan Ball/Grey Yaitanes-produced drama about an ex-con/master thief who assumes the identity of a sheriff in Pennsylvania, where he continues his illegal activities.

• Alysia Reiner (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will recur in Netflix’s new prison-set series Orange is the New Black, TVLine has learned. She’ll play the penitentiary’s assistant warden.

• CBS has given the green light to Bake Off, a reality competition series based on the U.K. hit Great British Bake Off.

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  1. Dizzle says:

    The Hamm in Hawaii? Be still my beating heart….

  2. Julie says:

    YAY! Gary and Val together again on DALLAS! It’s about time! I can’t wait!

  3. Joe says:

    Gary mourned Bobby’s death on knots landing and he stayed dead in knots landing world even though it was a dream on Dallas , going to live to see how they explain it

  4. Joanna says:

    Love Gary & Val! So happy about this.

  5. TheDude says:

    So basically Logue will be playing SOA’s universe of Raylan Givens. That sounds like a good thing to me.

  6. Kelli says:

    I love Donal Logue! Any word on whether or not Jimmy Smits is staying on SoA for season 6? I’m sure his future is somewhat known given the fact that the show wraps season 5 today. Any scoop on that? I really hope he stays, I love Nero.

  7. Katie says:

    Excited to hear about Bake Off! The British show is great and has so much less drama than most US reality shows — we’ll see if the new US version follows suit.

  8. jejehi says:

    Logue gets a new show on FX soon I bet!

  9. anna says:

    I can’t stand Don and Megan together and I doubt Hawaii would change that.