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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Comments (17)

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

    Comment by Dizzle – October 18, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY! Gary and Val together again on DALLAS! It’s about time! I can’t wait!

    Comment by Julie – October 18, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sooo excited!!!!!!!

      Comment by Joan – October 18, 2012 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Joe – October 18, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The answer to this one is SO obvious! They don’t need to explain it. They’ll just act like his death never happened to Gary and Val. Not really a big deal.

      Comment by Chris – October 18, 2012 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It would be much more fun if they tried to explain it

        Comment by Joe – October 18, 2012 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was just thinking about the same thing, they’re probably gonna just ignore the whole thing but it’s going to create some major continuity issues.

      Comment by Gerald – October 18, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh and they should totally get Donna Mills…she still looks great.

        Comment by Gerald – October 18, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bobby is dead in the Knots Landing universe, but Gary and Val are still Gary and Val in the Dallas universe. Just a parallel universe Gary and Val. ;-)

      Comment by TV Gord – October 19, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Gary & Val! So happy about this.

    Comment by Joanna – October 18, 2012 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So basically Logue will be playing SOA’s universe of Raylan Givens. That sounds like a good thing to me.

    Comment by TheDude – October 18, 2012 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would have thought this actor would already have been on that show – as one of the Sons.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – October 19, 2012 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Kelli – October 18, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Katie – October 18, 2012 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Logue gets a new show on FX soon I bet!

    Comment by jejehi – October 18, 2012 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t stand Don and Megan together and I doubt Hawaii would change that.

    Comment by anna – October 18, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Southern Fried INFIDEL.

    Comment by mookiedook – October 25, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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