TVLine Items: Sarah Shahi to Person of Interest, Terry O'Quinn Returns to Hawaii and More!

Fairly LegalFormer Fairly Legal eagle/current Chicago Fire hottie Sarah Shahi has booked a badass recurring role on CBS’ Person of Interest.

Per Deadline, the actress will debut in the Feb. 21 episode as Shaw, a fearless, sexy and witty operative in a secret paramilitary organization that tracks and eliminates terrorists.

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As if that’s not enticing enough, executive producer Jonathan Nolan says, “If James Bond and Sarah Connor had a kid, Shaw would kick its ass.”

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Terry O’Quinn is headed back to the island — for Hawaii Five-0, that is. CBS tweeted that the Lost actor will reprise his role as the mysterious Joe White later this season, and McGarrett will have “a LOT of questions” for him.

The Mindy Project has upped Ike Barinholtz, who plays offbeat male nurse Morgan, to series regular, creator/star Mindy Kaling announced Tuesday  at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena.

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Talk about kismet: The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles star Anthony Michael Hall has joined MTV’s Awkward, which creator Lauren Iungerich has said was inspired by the films of John Hughes. Per EW.com, Hall will appear in a multiple episodes as “a sadistic creative writing teacher that pushes the students out of their comfort zones,” though there’s a method to his madness. Additionally, Nolan Funk (Glee) will appear as a confident new prep school transfer to Palos Hills.

Burgess Jenkins (Nashville) and Joshua Henry (Broadway’s The Scottsboro Boys) will recur on the upcoming seventh season of Lifetime’s Army Wives as the husbands of new cast members Torrey DeVitto and Ashanti, respectively, per Deadline.

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18 Comments
  1. tvaddict says:

    Glad about Ike on Mindy Project! He’s been one of the best parts about the show!!!! Love Nurse Morgan!!!!!

  2. wordsmith says:

    Sarah Shahi as a paramilitary terrorist-hunting assassin? Sign me up. In fact, can we just go ahead and make that into its own show right now? I’d certainly clear my schedule.

  3. mia says:

    I want a full Breakfast Club reunion on Psych!

  4. Rkb says:

    I hate Sarah Shahi. From her role on Dawson’s Creek to Fairly Legal she’s a horrible actress and putting any focus of the show away from CARTER FUSCO REESE AND FINCH is IDIOTIC. Gahhhh

    • Cas says:

      Okay, putting aside the general trolliness of this comment for a sec… When was she on Dawson’s Creek?

    • River Yi says:

      I agree %100…the series doesn’t need the obligatory long legged piece of a** running around in high heels and acting tough…..there are already 3 strong female characters in this series who are more than capable of handling the job…. Shahi is nothing but tailbait for the little boys in the audience… *yawn* Don’t mess with an excellent show by bringing in someone who doesn’t measure up to the rest of the cast by a long shot.

  5. luke says:

    Just make Miles a new regular cast member and forget all these other imposters.

    • lll says:

      As much as the producers seem determined to keep the core four and not add any more people, I will give out a +1 for Ken Leung to be added to the cast any day. He’s awesome.

    • wordsmith says:

      I think it’s possible to create a show that successfully juggles more than four characters. Examples: Pretty much every good show. Ever.

      • Katherine says:

        What about any shonda rimes show or NCIS & NCIS:LA? They juggle more than 4 characters and are still amazing.

  6. Ella says:

    Burgess Jenkins was already a guest star in Army Wives……..but his character was around for two episodes (and not really important), so we probably won’t know the difference ;-)

  7. sarah says:

    I knew when 666 did not make it that Terry would be heading back to H50!

  8. EveatEden says:

    Was there ever an announcement about Fairly Legal being cancelled or renewed? I don’t remember seeing one!

  9. Robigo says:

    Why add her to an already successful show? It’s unnecessary. The gorgeous petite female acting tough and taking down men twice her size in seconds…please! And the fake raspy voice is too much.

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