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TVLine Items: Breaking Bad Vet Visits Parenthood, New Gig for Old Spice Guy and More!

Parenthood Season 4 Betsy BrandtNot everybody loves Raymond — namely Betsy Brandt.

The Breaking Bad actress has booked a guest spot on an upcoming episode of Parenthood playing the ex-wife of Ray Romano’s increasingly loveable Hank Rizzoli, TVGuide.com reports.

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In addition to her current Bad gig, Brandt has recently appeared on Fairly Legal and Private Practice.

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• Old Spice Guy/Chuck alum Isaiah Mustafa will guest-star in USA Network’s Denis Leary-produced pilot Sirens, TVLine has learned exclusively. The paramedic comedy centers on three Chicago-based EMTs (Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels and Kevin Bigley) who are brilliant at their jobs, but not-so-smart when it comes to life, love and everything that comes with it. Mustafa will play Danny, a gorgeous (duh!) new partner for cop Theresa (Jessica McNamee).

• Wyclef Jean has nabbed a multi-ep arc on ABC’s freshman soap Nashville, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. He’ll play the head honcho of a music label.

• The Voice is getting a rare Tuesday breather to make way for NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election, but it will more than make up for it with five total hours of Election Week programming. In addition to its regular Monday-night telecast (Nov. 5, 8/7c), the reality singing competition will air Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8-10); viewers will be able to vote for their favorite performers at the end of both episodes. A special Thursday-night results show (Nov. 8, 8/7c) will see the Season 3 field whittled down to the Top 12.

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• Former LA Complex resident Chelan Simmons has booked a two-episode guest spot on How I Met Your Mother, TVLine has confirmed. She will play Brandi, a new sports reporter at Robin’s workplace, World Wide News.

• Based on early ratings data, Saturday Night Live‘s Bruno Mars-hosted outing drew the late-night series’ best ratings in more than seven months (since the March 3 telecast with Lindsay Lohan and Jack White).

• And the Arrested Development revival just keeps getting better… Vulture has learned that Carl Weathers will reprise his role as Tobias’ acting coach in the cult-hit comedy’s upcoming fourth season on Netflix.

• BBC America has renewed its breakout original series Copper for a 13-episode second season.

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7 Comments
  1. jimbo says:

    I’d rather have Walther White on Parenthood. Maybe as the lead singer of a METHal band. (pun intended)

  2. Ari says:

    Yes, CARL WEATHERS! Haha!

  3. Sam says:

    I hope Betsy Brandt isn’t as annoying on Parenthood as she is on Breaking Bad.

  4. tvaddict says:

    I love Chelan Simmons and she had said she was going to be on HIMYM a few days ago on twitter

  5. wordsmith says:

    Happy to hear about the Copper pickup – but I’m not sure it counts as a “breakout series” if it’s so low profile that the news only warrants a one line mention buried at the bottom of this article.
    It’s probably one of the most interesting cop shows on TV right now, though, and it paired brilliantly on Sundays with Hell on Wheels and Boardwalk Empire (despite their airing on three different networks)

  6. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Every time I hear someone talking about the Old Spice Guy, my mind immediately goes to Bruce Campbell playing the piano and singing Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf. I always forget someone came after him.

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